Darling, Are We a Good Match...?

comedy

Typology

feature

Czech title

Hodíme se k sobě, miláčku...?

Runtime

100

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1974

Production year

1974

Premiere

04.07.1975

Language version

Czech

Director

Petr Schulhoff

Screenplay

Petr Schulhoff

Screenstory

Petr Schulhoff

Summary

The year of 1974 saw the release of two – no less – “technophobic” comedies which tackled the unhealthy aspects of computer technology. Alongside Jáchyme, hoď ho do stroje! (Joachim, Put Him into the Machine!) – a story about the bizarre influence of a computer-generated biorhythm chart on the life of a shy tractor driver, directed by Oldřich Lipský – cinemagoers were also treated to this romantic comedy by screenwriter and director Petr Schulhoff. Its protagonists are husband and wife Viktor and Marta (real-life spouses Vlastimil Brodský and Jana Brejchová) who, after having lived together happily for a decade, gain the sense that due to their dissimilar natures they are a couple that is absolutely mismatched. Taking the example of their friend Alena (Iva Janžurová), they decide to pay a visit to the cybernetic institute where a computer recommends the ideal partner for each of them. The new partners, however, prove even more unsuitable than the original ones… This well turned out and, in its day, thematically rather peculiar picture, has remained entertaining to this day, partly thanks to its superb cast of performers.

Synopsis

Marta and Viktor Tomáš celebrate the tenth anniversary of their wedding half-heartedly. They both think they don't suit together. While visiting Marta's friend Alena, who just got married for the third time, they learn an interesting thing. It was a computer which selected a husband for Alena and she claims she is happy. The couple gets off after certain hesitation to a cybernetic institute, where the computer tells them that living together is a risk for them. At the same time the computer selects them ideal partners - Mrs Tuchlová, a doctor for Viktor, and Petr Karát, a music composer for Marta. By a coincidence Viktor and Marta meet wrong people. The plumber Franta is not right for Marta. But next time she meets the romantic composer and their excellent relationship seems to be ideal. Viktor is happy with the rational medical doctor Soňa who came to the meeting instead of Mrs Tuchlová. Marta wants to solve the situation and she invites home Mrs Tuchlová who does not know anything. In the end they meet at home all included the jilted lover Franta. Marta and Viktor realize in the mess which arose at the meeting that the differences of their characters bring them zest and joy for life and they end up together. After some time they are walking around the Old Town Square. Marta is disappointed that Viktor brought her a quarter of delicious Hungarian salami instead of a piece of antique. All of a sudden they see a bride and a groom coming out of the town hall - it is Petr Karát and Soňa Brčková.

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Cast

Vlastimil Brodský

vedoucí železářství Viktor Tomáš

Jana Brejchová

fotografka Marta, Viktorova žena

Regina Rázlová

MUDr. Soňa Brčková

Josef Bláha

hudební skladatel Petr Karát

Iva Janžurová

novomanželka Alena, Martina kamarádka

František Peterka

Kája Kučera, Alenin manžel

Vladimír Menšík

instalatér Franta Vencl

Stella Zázvorková

Emilka, Viktorova tetička

Eva Jiroušková

MUDr. Marie Tuchlová

Stanislava Bartošová

zdravotní sestra

Božena Böhmová

prodavačka Květa

Lucie Žulová

učednice v železářství

František Filipovský

asistent u počítače

Jiří Lír

praporčík VB

Václav Trégl

zákazník v železářství

Mirko Musil

prodavač v kiosku

Karel Hovorka

gentleman v divadle

Darja Hajská

Alenina sousedka

Jiřina Bílá

Alenina přítelkyně

Ivo Hrdina

fotoreportér/svatebčan

Nina Goldscheiderová-Zvjagina

svatebčanka

Anna Štrosová

svatebčanka

Vilemína Nejedlová-Skokanová

svatebčanka

Renata Bauerová

svatebčanka

Slávka Hamouzová

svatebčanka

Zdeněk Jílek

dubl za J. Bláhu

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

František Matoušek

Assistant Director

Martin Mahdal, Eva Kolářová

Screenstory

Petr Schulhoff

Screenplay

Petr Schulhoff

Shooting Script

Petr Schulhoff

Script Editor

Libuše Váňová

Second Unit Photography

Vladimír Smutný

Camera Operator

Luděk Kopal

Production Designer

Jindřich Goetz

Costume Designer

Irena Greifová

Sound Designer

Roman Hloch

Production Manager

Blažej Vráb

Unit Production Manager

Vlastimil Maršálek, Rudolf Mos

Unit Production Manager

Hana Holá

Cooperation

Zuzana Folkertová, Zdeněk Dukát, Jaromír Švarc

Music

Music Composed by

Karel Svoboda

Music Performed by

FISYO

Music Conducted by

Štěpán Koníček (FISYO)

Production info

Original Title

Hodíme se k sobě, miláčku...?

English Title

Darling, Are We a Good Match...?

Copyright

1974

Production Year

1974

Premiere

04.07.1975

Creative Group

Miroslav Hladký

Technical info

Versions

Czech