We, the Lost Girls

narrative

Typology

feature

Czech title

My ztracený holky

Runtime

74

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1972

Production year

1972

Premiere

12.05.1972

Language version

Czech

Director

Antonín Kachlík

Screenplay

Karel Štorkán, Antonín Kachlík

Screenstory

Karel Štorkán

Summary

Sixteen-year-old non-professional actress Jaroslava Schallerová bewitched viewers in the surreal fantasy horror Valerie a týden divů (Valery’s Week of Wonders, 1970). Although she never described acting as anything other than a hobby, she continued turning up on the silver screen. My ztracený holky (We, the Lost Girls, 1972) is a comedy written and directed by Antonín Kachlík, who drew inspiration from a work of fiction by Karel Štorkán (who also partook in writing the film screenplay). For Schallerová, it was another film relating the story of a girl with the look of vulnerability. The main character this time is shy student Žofie. She makes friends with the self-confident Dominika when they meet during a holiday job picking hops. Together they attend the first year at a medical school as well as dancing lessons. Dominika, however, begins to complicate Žofie’s relationships with two boys – Čenda, an assistant of the dancing teacher, and Jožka, an ambulance driver... Dominica is played by Irena Švárová, who never again acted in a feature film. Jaroslav Drbohlav and Vladislav Šmíd appear as Žofie’s suitors.

Synopsis

Žofie and Dominika, two girls of very different temperaments, become friends during hop-picking volunteer work in the summer. Žofie is serious to the point of reticence and she is delighted with her friendship with Dominika. For the self-assured and superficial Dominika the whole thing is just a momentary whim. When she leaves the work camp before everybody else, she doesn't even say goodbye to Žofie. The two girls meet again after the holidays as first-year students at medical school, and become close again during the nursing techniques class. They also learn that their life stories are somewhat similar. Žofie lives with her ailing mother, while Dominika's mother has died and her father is now seeing a younger woman. In the autumn, the girls take dance classes together and Žofie falls in love with the dance teacher's assistant Čenda. But Čenda doesn't even show up on their first date. One day, Žofie comes home to find her mother unconscious and has to call an ambulance. The driver Vašek likes the girl and arranges to meet her later. The date doesn't go very well because Vašek has to help his friend Jožka fix his motorcycle, but finally the three of them go to the zoo together. On her birthday, Žofie invites Vašek home for dinner. But Dominika shows up before him. Her father has got married and Dominika has to move in with Žofie. Later on, Žofie doesn't open the door to Vašek, she is happy to be with her girlfriend. But Dominika disappoints her again. After returning from the school graduation party where Dominika failed to come to, she sees her best friend kissing Čenda. Žofie, who has never really stopped thinking about Čenda, is sad the next day as she goes to the hospital to visit her mother. Jožka catches up with her and takes her there on his motorbike. Žofie brightens up once again.

Cast

Jaroslava Schallerová

studentka Žofie Cajthamlová

Irena Švárová

spolužačka Dominika Adamcová

Květoslava Houdlová

Žofiina matka

Josef Langmiler

otec Dominiky

Jaroslav Drbohlav

řidič sanitky Vašek

Josef A. Stehlík

pacient děda Potužník

Vladislav Šmíd

asistent tanečního mistra Čenda Vízner

Helena Bendová

učitelka Brotánková

Jana Boušková

studentka Boženka

Kateřina Kachlíková

studentka Ulčová

Táňa Kubíčková

studentka Magda, „zraněná“ na chmelu

Dana Vlková

studentka Anna-Marie

Pavel Stiborek

Jožka, Vaškův kamarád

Vladimír Kudla

student práv Hanousek

Jana Hana Duffková

staniční sestra

Otta Poul

taneční mistr

Rudolf Mařík

pianista

Jindřich Dostál

hudebník

Vladimír Janiš

hudebník

Zdeněk Juračka

hudebník

Jiří Svoboda

hudebník

Milan Svoboda

hudebník

Dubbing

Jana Šulcová

hlas Dominiky

Otomar Korbelář

hlas dědy Potužníka

Tomáš Sedláček

hlas Čendy Víznera

Alena Procházková

hlas Ulčové

Miriam Kantorková

hlas staniční sestry

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Věra Pištěková

Assistant Director

Vilém Kijonka, Věra Vláčilová

Screenstory

Karel Štorkán

Shooting Script

Antonín Kachlík

Script Editor

Ivan Urban

Second Unit Photography

Richard Valenta

Camera Operator

Vladimír Smutný

Production Designer

Milan Nejedlý

Set Designer

Zdeněk Jeřábek

Costume Designer

Theodor Pištěk ml.

Sound Designer

Jiří Pavlík

Production Manager

Jan Balzer

Unit Production Manager

Zdeňka Černá, Jan Šuster

Unit Production Manager

Mach Oldřich (výroba)

Cooperation

Ivana Nevolová, Jaroslav Trousil, Anna Mejtská

Music

Music Composed by

Karel Svoboda

Music Performed by

FISYO

Music Conducted by

Štěpán Koníček (FISYO)

Songs

La la la /popěvek beze slov/, Ša la la la lí, Černý muž /John Brown/

Songwriter

Karel Svoboda (La la la /popěvek beze slov/), Kenny Lynch (Ša la la la lí), lidová americká píseň (Černý muž /John Brown/)

Writer of Lyrics

Zdeněk Rytíř (Ša la la la lí), Ivo Fischer (Černý muž /John Brown/)

Singer

Helena Vondráčková (La la la /popěvek beze slov/), skupina Šest strýců (La la la /popěvek beze slov/), Irena Švárová [dab] (Ša la la la lí), Jana Šulcová (Ša la la la lí), sbor (Černý muž /John Brown/)

Production info

Original Title

My ztracený holky

English Title

We, the Lost Girls

Copyright

1972

Production Year

1972

Premiere

12.05.1972

Creative Group

Ota Hofman

Technical info

Format

Betacam

Versions

Czech

Awards

Vítěz

Festival: 11. festival českých a slovenských filmů Plzeň

1973
Plzeň / Czechoslovakia

Vítěz

Festival: 10. filmový festival mladých Trutnov

1972
Trutnov / Czechoslovakia
Jaroslava Schallerová

Vítěz

Event: Literární soutěž k 25. výročí osvobození Československa Sovětskou armádou

1970
Praha / Czechoslovakia
Karel Štorkán