Affairs of My Wife

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1972

Production year

1972

Premiere

16 March 1973

Runtime

87 min

Category

povídkový film

Genre

comedy, crime, short-story

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Aféry mé ženy

Czech title

Aféry mé ženy

English title

Affairs of My Wife

Summary

Detective stories were a genre that provided a rare opportunity for avoiding the censor’s beady eye in the early days of the post-1968 “normalisation”. And the talents of screenwriter Zdenek Zaoral and highly experienced director Vladimír Čech ensured that Affairs of My Wife, made in 1972, has remained a timeless refreshment for the viewer. The heroine of the narrative comedy is amateur sleuth Adéla Neradová, a physician by profession, charmingly performed by Libuše Švormová. With the help of her photographer husband Petr, played by Jiří Vala, Adéla unravels several complicated cases of crime. The first takes place on a train to Paris, the second revolves around an alleged murder in the Prokopské Valley in Prague and the third deals with crime among a travelling funfair community. The film’s appeal is raised by the supporting cast which includes excellent performances by Vladimír Menšík and František Filipovský.

Synopsis

Three short stories. A photographer Nerad has a sightly and bright wife – the doctor Adéla. Her hobby is solving criminal mysteries. After some time, the photographer Nerad likes better to engage his wife’s attention to less dangerous matters. Gradually, there are born several children to them...

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Cast

Libuše Švormová

MUDr. Adéla Neradová

Jiří Vala

fotograf Petr Nerad, Adélin muž

Josef Langmiler

kriminalista major ing. Bušek

Vladimír Menšík

vedoucí výpravy turistů Oskar Sedlák

Eduard Kohout

profesor Kulíšek

František Filipovský

seladon dr. Přikryl

Oldřich Velen

filmový scenárista Milan Tajer

Minerva Daly

Tajerova milenka Minerva Smith

Valerie Chmelová

volejbalistka Alenka

Josef Chvalina

lékař, Adélin kolega

Jiřina Bílá

průvodčí ve vlaku

Bohumil Koška

kriminalista

Gustav Heverle

číšník v jídelním voze

Eva Lorenzová

volejbalistka

Dáša Neblechová

vedoucí volejbalistek

Zdeněk Skalický

Tajerův komplic

Josef Beyvl

bývalý námořník Nedoma

Vladimír Hlavatý

bývalý cirkusový klaun Josef Krystl

Jiří Lír

reportér Viktor Jelínek

Dagmar Ouřadová

Dubbing Jana Drbohlavová
Ludmila Šlechtová, Jelínkova snoubenka

Jana Hlaváčová

učitelka Zuzana Tůmová, Krystlova nevlastní dcera

František Vicena

archeolog Mládek, Zuzanin milenec

Miloš Vavruška

kriminalista

Miroslav Homola

starý pivař

Vlasta Kleinová

Krystlova žena

Zdena Burdová

servírka Hanička

Hana Čížková

sekretářka v redakci

Monika Hálová

Broňa Zajíčková, neteř Neradových

Zdeněk Kryzánek

kolotočář Max Kubeš

Eva Jiroušková

Milena, Maxova žena

Ladislav Trojan

Jaroslav Ungr, „oběšenec“ ve mlýně

Josef Hlinomaz

vyvolávač Hubert

Václav Kotva

drážní dozorčí Karel Zajíček, Adélin bratr

Edita Dindělová

Kryštofová

Karel Effa

kostlivec v Čertově mlýně

Ivo Niederle

Drákula v Čertově mlýně

Jan Hrušínský

výrostek na kolotoči

Blanka Křížová

Neradova společnice

Karel Vondrák

bezhlavý rytíř

Dimitrij Turčaninov

zaměstnanec lunaparku

Jan Zetek

muž s příčeskem

Zuzana Talpová

Viktorová

J. Syllaba

Rýbrcoul

J. Baxová

prodavačka v kiosku

Š. Bellerová

kráska

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Milan Vácha

Assistant Director

Bohumil Koška

Screenstory

Lukáš Luhan

Shooting Script

Vladimír Čech

Director of Photography

Václav Huňka

Second Unit Photography

Zdeněk Prchlík

Camera Operator

Emil Hora

Set Designer

Jan Petrů, Václav Pošta, Jiří Žůček

Costume Designer

Adolf Wenig

Film Editor

Antonín Zelenka

Sound Designer

Pavel Jelínek

Production Manager

Zdeněk Oves

Unit Production Manager

Antonín Navrátil, Vladislav Špidra

Unit Production Manager

Alena Koubová

Cooperation

Eva Truchlá (klapka), Josef Janoušek (fotograf)

Music

Music Composed by

Štěpán Lucký

Music Performed by

FISYO (Music Conducted by Štěpán Koníček)

Songs

Marion

Songwriter Jan Volkov
Writer of Lyrics Jiří Voldán
Singer Josef Beyvl

Production info

Original Title

Aféry mé ženy

Czech Title

Aféry mé ženy

English Title

Affairs of My Wife

Category

povídkový film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

comedy, crime, short-story

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1972

Production Year

1972

Production specifications

literary Screenplay approved 6 March 1972
start of filming 16 March 1972
technical Screenplay approved 26 May 1972
end of filming 19 October 1972
projection approval 8 November 1972

Premiere

premiere 1 March 1973 /suitable for youths/ (kino Lucerna, Praha)
premiere 16 March 1973 /suitable for youths/ (celostátní)

Creative Group

Dramaturgická skupina Karla Copa, Karel Cop (vedoucí dramaturgické skupiny)

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

87 min

Original length in metres

2 460 meters

Distribution carrier

16mm, 35mm

Aspect ratio

1:1,66

Colour

black & white

Sound

sound

Sound system/format

mono

Versions

Czech

Dialogue languages

Czech

Subtitles languages

without subtitles

Opening/End credits languages

Czech