Programme Televised from Bublice

comedy

Typology

feature

Lenght

long

Czech title

Televize v Bublicích aneb Bublice v televizi

Runtime

82 min

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1974

Production year

1974

Premiere

27.09.1974

Language version

Czech

Director

Jaroslav Papoušek

Summary

Following his popular “Homolka family” trilogy, Jaroslav Papoušek pursued further success in his directing career with another escapist “village” feature. Papoušek, who had previously collaborated with world-famous director Miloš Forman (who participated in writing the screenplay for this film), made good use of an entertaining conceit – TV staff visiting an out-of-the-way village that has nothing interesting to offer the “world”. So what can the residents of Bublice do but hurry to create a successful hockey team and amateur theatre company within one week. For don’t they need more to present to the TV people than just their real, exemplary agricultural cooperative?… For this motion picture, Papoušek actually cast himself as “movie director Papoušek”. He arrives in Bublice to shoot his new feature film in the tongue-in-cheek finale. Petr Haničinec, Zdeněk Řehoř and Jan Libíček play jolly villagers.

Synopsis

The representatives of Bublice village - a council mayor, a co-op farm chairman, a school headmaster and a secretary of the council - are close to panic. They have just learnt that their village and their exemplary co-op farm are going to be filmed by a TV company. The television people want to film not only people working, but also the cultural and sport life in the village. However, all the cultural and sport events in Bublice are only limited to sitting in a pub or in front of a TV. The representatives of the village decide to recover the village reputation. Within one week they manage to set up a hockey team and an amateur theatre company. The performances in either of the teams are not great, but at least they exist. The expected and feared day is here. The television staff comes; they take shots of the amateur theatre actors, an ice hockey match, and village people enjoying their pork feast. The entire thrilled village then watches TV news. When they find out that all their efforts are presented in only two film shots, taking several seconds, the village becomes extremely indignant. All of them prepare protest letters. In the middle of all the warnings and passions a co-op member Nováček stands up and reminds them they wanted to change life in the village, not only to show something off. - And this is the moment when the Czechoslovak film cars are approaching Bublice as the director Papoušek has decided to make his new film just here.

Note

The last completed film of Jan Libíček. The text of the song Uhlans, Uhlans, Lovely Children, the Sit on a Horse and Fly as Birds (Huláni, huláni, malovaný děti, sednou na koníčka, jako ptáci letí) has been included in the book Špalíček by Mikoláš Aleš.

Cast

Petr Haničinec

předseda JZD

Bohuš Pastorek

družstevník Láďa

Zdeněk Řehoř

tajemník MNV Bedřich

Míla Myslíková

tajemníkova žena Bláža

Jan Libíček

ředitel školy

Slávka Budínová

družstevnice Máňa

Oldřich Velen

předseda MNV Franta

Josefa Pechlátová

matka předsedy MNV

Vladimír Hrubý

rváč Ludvík Palouček

Karel Augusta

Franta Paukert

Zdeněk Kryzánek

Jaromír Macháček

František Suchomel

žloutenkář Jeník Maňas

Vladimír Huber

Jiří Nováček

Josef Hlinomaz

Pepíček Čejka, bývalý ochotník

Petr Novotný

traktorista Zdeněk Kořán

Václav Trégl

stařík

Antonín Soukup

stařík

Karel Meister ml.

lesník Jarda Vokurka

Darja Hajská

Housková

Jarmila Hlavová

sekretářka Hanka

Marie Motlová

Hančina matka

Consuela Morávková

televizní režisérka

Jiří Lír

kapelník Meteoru

Karel Vavřík

Posejpal

František Kubíček

Václav Vopička

Karel Hovorka

hostinský

Karel Bělohradský

družstevník

Jan Pohan

řidič

Jaroslav Papoušek

filmový režisér

Jana Gýrová

televizní hlasatelka

Jarmila Orlová

reportérka

Pavel Osif

dubl za Petra Haničince

Václav Hrůza

dubl za Bohuše Pastorka

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Milan Kadlec

Assistant Director

Antonín Kopřiva, Marie Beránková

Shooting Script

Jaroslav Papoušek

Script Editor

Václav Šašek

Second Unit Photography

Eduard Kadeřábek

Camera Operator

Jiří Knotek

Production Designer

Oldřich Okáč

Set Designer

Jiří Cvrček, Bohumil Kadlec, Rudolf Příhoda

Costume Designer

Marta Kaplerová

Sound Designer

Jiří Hora

Stunts

Jan Knapeš (skok na laně)

Production Manager

Jaroslav Solnička

Unit Production Manager

Milan Štěch, František Jaderník

Unit Production Manager

Lucie Hertlová

Cooperation

A. Černá, Karel Šebík, Jiří Brožek, Václav Hlávka

Music

Music Composed by

Karel Mareš

Selected Music

Antonín Dvořák (Slovanské tance)

Music Performed by

FISYO

Music Conducted by

Štěpán Koníček (FISYO)

Songs

Jak ustelem si, tak si lehnem, Pionýři, pionýři, malované děti /parafráze na Huláni, huláni/, Ach, synku, synku, Přijela pouť

Songwriter

Karel Mareš (Jak ustelem si, tak si lehnem), lidová píseň (Ach, synku, synku), Ladislav Štaidl (Přijela pouť)

Writer of Lyrics

Jaroslav Papoušek (Jak ustelem si, tak si lehnem), Jiří Štaidl (Přijela pouť)

Singer

Karel Černoch (Jak ustelem si, tak si lehnem), dětský sbor (Pionýři, pionýři, malované děti /parafráze na Huláni, huláni/), dětský sbor (Ach, synku, synku), Karel Gott (Přijela pouť)

Production info

Original Title

Televize v Bublicích aneb Bublice v televizi

English Title

Programme Televised from Bublice

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

comedy

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1974

Production Year

1974

Premiere

27.09.1974

Creative Group

Karel Cop

Technical info

Lenght

long

Runtime

82 min

Versions

Czech