Weekend

short-story

Typology

feature

Czech title

Víkend

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1974

Production year

1974

Language version

Czech

Director

Julius Matula

Synopsis

A good looking blonde called Věra arrives at a settlement of holiday cabins in Sázava to visit the parents of her boyfriend Petr Cyril for the first time. She recognizes Karas, the jovial fifty-year-old owner of a nearby cabin and tennis court, as the man who has raped her some time ago when she was hitchhiking and he gave her a lift. Although at the time Karas got rid of his car quickly and shaved his thick beard, he realizes that the girl knows who he is, and decides to take action. In the evening, Karas spots a woman with long blonde hair in the near-by woods, takes a short-cut to catch her and kills her with several blows of pair of fire tongs. Early the next morning, he is shocked to see Věra on the terrace of the Cyrils' hut. His victim was Marta, a young woman hurrying to a secret date with her lover wearing her new blonde wig. Although her husband is a very jealous man, the police detectives do not believe that he is the culprit. Věra is in shock and wants to leave, but Petr suspects nothing and the couple have a row. Věra walks through the woods all alone to the bus stop. Karas draws the criminologist's attention by setting off drunk in his car after Vera. The detectives catch him dragging girl lifeless body. Surprised, Karas drops Věra to the ground and attempts to drive away. He ends up having a car crash and dies in the flames inside his car. Luckily, Věra has only been knocked unconscious and recovers quickly in the arms of Petr, who sets out after her.

Cast

Ilja Prachař

majitel tenisových kurtů Karas

Antonie Hegerliková

Karasova žena

Helga Čočková

Marta Šteklová

Zdena Studenková

stopařka Věra Prošková

Vladimír Černý

Petr Cyril, Věřin chlapec

Vlastimil Hašek

osadník Karel Štekl, Martin muž

František Hanus

Cyril, Petrův otec

Eva Friedrichová

Cyrilová, Petrova matka

Václav Postránecký

kapitán VB Havránek

Jan Teplý

poručík VB Šíma

Ivo Niederle

muž v teplákové soupravě

Jiří Schmitzer

Roman Čížek, Martin milenec

Václav Vydra

mladík u vody

Karel Hábl

nadstrážmistr VB

Miroslav Chochola

strážmistr VB

Karel Vítek

řidič volhy

Dubbing

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

František Sádek

Assistant Director

Jiří Potsch, Žofie Futerová, Irena Hrušková

Screenplay

Jiří Svoboda

Shooting Script

Julius Matula

Script Editor

Oldřich Železný

Second Unit Photography

Zdeněk Prchlík

Camera Operator

Bohumil Rath

Production Designer

Jan Oliva

Set Designer

Eva Slívová, Marcel Kříž, Jiří Matějka

Costume Designer

Šárka Hejnová

Sound Designer

Pavel Jelínek

Stunts

Michal Dinko, Peter Nedovaška, Karel Pavlů

Production Manager

Jiří Bečka

Unit Production Manager

Dagmar Rašilovová

Consultant

JUDr. Přemysl Velický

Cooperation

Jarmila Kovtanová, Růžena Hejsková, Jana Šimonová, Boris Halmi

Music

Music Composed by

Petr Hapka

Music Performed by

FISYO

Music Conducted by

Štěpán Koníček (FISYO)

Production info

Original Title

Víkend

English Title

Weekend

Copyright

1974

Production Year

1974

Technical info

Versions

Czech