Golden Wedding

comedy

Typology

feature

Czech title

Zlatá svatba

Runtime

92

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1972

Production year

1972

Premiere

02.06.1972

Language version

Czech

Director

Jaroslav Mach

Screenplay

Jaroslav Mach, František Břetislav

Screenstory

František Břetislav

Summary

The threat of disruption to the golden wedding anniversary of a deserving miner provided the theme for a light comedy made in 1972 by director Jaroslav Mach. Grandpa Kubza decides to invite the extended family to the anniversary celebration, including his daughter Anděla who is trying to hide the fact that she is about to get a divorce. And when grandpa disappears and everyone is convinced he has spent the night with flirtatious widow Putifarka, grandma begins to want a divorce too. Everything is eventually explained to everyone’s satisfaction and all the bruised relationships heal… Although the script of this jovial film and Mach’s rather noncommittal directing do not exactly amount to a brilliant foundation, the motion picture still offers a respectable display of good acting. The ageing couple are played by Bohuš Záhorský and Jiřina Šejbalová. They are supported by, for instance, Vladimír Menšík, Radovan Lukavský and Jiří Sovák.

Synopsis

Retired miner Valuš Kobza from a mining village of Kamenice has been preparing a great party: he is going to celebrate golden wedding with his wife Christine. Grandma Kobzová wants to look superb for this occasion. She wants to look good because all the family is coming, including the Prague branch of the family, her daughter Anděla, her son-in-law Jarda and their children Olga and Honzík. Anděla is about to get divorced, but Jarda promised to play the role of a happy husband because of her parents. Olga does not like the comedy and refuses to go to Kamenice. The day before the wedding grandpa Kubza with his son Tony go to pub to have a "stag party". In the morning, the family finds Tony in a wrecked car, but they cannot find the grandpa. Both sons-in-law keep searching for him across the village. Olga eventually decides to come to the wedding, but she wants to come secretly. When a tractor driver Ferda helps her in crossing a brook, they both fall to cold water. Olga's wet clothes on the washing line get stolen by Ferda's friends. Ferda takes Olga to the town to buy new clothes, but they got caught by a overzealous policeman. Nobody can find grandpa Kubza. They think that he had spent the night at a flirtatious widow Putifarka. Grandma Kubzová wants to get divorced instead of celebrating the golden wedding. Eventually, grandpa Kubza is found asleep in the forest. The golden wedding can start. Even Olga and Ferda make it to the wedding. Anděla reconciles with Jarda, Putifarka flirts with a bachelor Kubza's son Oldřich. And grandpa Kubza with his beloved wife Christine look forward to their diamond wedding.

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Cast

Jiřina Šejbalová

babička Kristina Kubzová

Bohuš Záhorský

děda Valuš Kubza

Lubomír Kostelka

slévač Tonda, syn Kubzových

Zdena Hadrbolcová

řeznice Mařa, Tondova manželka

Marcela Martínková

dojička Žofka, dcera Kubzových

Vladimír Menšík

Pepa, Žofčin manžel

Slávka Budínová

Anděla Hanousková, dcera Kubzových

Stanislav Remunda

Jarda, Andělin manžel

Radovan Lukavský

báňský inženýr Oldřich, syn Kubzov

Blanka Lormanová

Olga, Andělina dcera

Antonín Navrátil

Honza, Andělin syn

Miriam Kantorková

vdova Tomečková zvaná Putifarka

Jiří Krampol

traktorista a vedoucí pionýrů Ferda Pařízek

Jiří Sovák

předseda MNV

Jiří Lír

učitel

Bohumil Šmída

poručík VB Kaderka

Bohuš Pastorek

praporčík VB

Jan Vostrčil

havíř Adam

František Filipovský

havíř Lolek

Jan Lorman

Vašek

Václav Lohniský

poštmistr

Oldřich Hoblík

listonoš

Karel Effa

drobný chovatel Choleva

Miroslav Moravec

traktorista Vincek

Karel Augusta

hajný Podešva

Miroslav Středa

strážmistr VB Poštulka

Josef Beyvl

hasič Josef Gwuzdek

Milica Kolofíková

manželka předsedy MNV

Otto Kinský

pořadatel

Václav Kotva

pořadatel

Miroslav Laňka

pořadatel

Vít Pešina

pořadatel

Václav Podhorský

pořadatel

Zdeněk Skalický

pořadatel

Milan Směták

kapelník

Jan Bartoš (2)

hudebník

František Bláha (2)

hudebník

František Boubelík

hudebník

Jar. Cibulka

hudebník

Karel Fiala

hudebník

Jar. Fulín

hudebník

Václav Hájek (2)

hudebník

František Kobík

hudebník

Rudolf Němec (2)

hudebník

Otakar Pechan

hudebník

František Petránek

hudebník

Antonín Slepička

hudebník

Alois Synek

hudebník

Viliam Mikmon

hudebník

A. Vitásek

hudebník

J. Vodenka

hudebník

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Václav Gajer, Zeno Dostál

Assistant Director

Miroslav Maruška

Shooting Script

Jaroslav Mach

Script Editor

Josef Vaculík

Second Unit Photography

Josef Pechar

Camera Operator

Václav Zajíček

Production Designer

Oldřich Bosák

Set Designer

Rudolf Beneš, Josef Calta, Václav Šebek

Costume Designer

Jarmila Konečná

Film Editor

Zdeněk Stehlík

Production Manager

Jiří Bečka

Unit Production Manager

Jaroslav Vlk, V. Bušek

Unit Production Manager

Marie Ryšlinková, Antonín Kubový

Music

Music Composed by

Vladimír Soukup

Music Performed by

FISYO

Music Conducted by

František Belfín (FISYO)

Songs

Krásný vzhled je na ten boží svět, Již opět z věže zaznívá, Blahopřejeme vám, Já dnes tobě, lásko má, sólo zahrát dám

Songwriter

Mirko Hanák (Krásný vzhled je na ten boží svět), lidová píseň (Již opět z věže zaznívá)

Writer of Lyrics

Václav Poláček (Krásný vzhled je na ten boží svět)

Singer

Slávka Budínová (Krásný vzhled je na ten boží svět), Stanislav Remunda (Krásný vzhled je na ten boží svět), sbor (Již opět z věže zaznívá), dětský sbor (Blahopřejeme vám), mužský hlas (Já dnes tobě, lásko má, sólo zahrát dám)

Production info

Original Title

Zlatá svatba

English Title

Golden Wedding

Copyright

1972

Production Year

1972

Premiere

02.06.1972

Creative Group

Karel Cop, Jiří Šebor

Technical info

Format

35mm , Betacam, DVD

Versions

Czech

Awards

Vítěz

Festival: 11. festival českých a slovenských filmů Plzeň

1973
Plzeň / Czechoslovakia
Jaroslav Mach