Two Men Report Arrival

narrative

Typology

feature

Czech title

Dva muži hlásí příchod

Runtime

95

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1975

Production year

1975

Premiere

26.09.1975

Language version

Czech

Director

Václav Vorlíček

Screenplay

Gustav Oplustil, Václav Vorlíček

Screenstory

Gustav Oplustil, Václav Vorlíček

Summary

During the 1970s and 80s, filmmaker Václav Vorlíček made a number of films produced to order for the communist regime. Alongside such unforgettable titles as Dívka na koštěti (The Girl on the Broom, 1971) or Tří oříšky pro Popelku (Three Nuts for Cinderella, 1973) we find this 1977 comedy about the escapades of a young and inexperienced soldier – the wooden, naive, and honest private Valenta, who leaves behind a comfortable life as the golden son of the family and instead joins the military, and encounters his first brush with love on the way. The lead character in this light-hearted romp, nicknamed Švadlenka, is expertly played by actor Jaromír Hanzlík. Jorga Kotrbová plays the charming Julka, who ends up becoming a mother to a little boy. Josef Somr assumes the role of the heroic, paternalistic Captain Sychra.

Synopsis

An only son, Jiří Valenta, has been drafted to the army. At the barracks he acquires the nickname Švadlenka (Seamstress) because he sews rugs in his spare time. One day, his friend Lukáš introduces him to Julka Vávrová, a girl he is desperate to get rid of. The naive Jiří falls in love with the girl and accepts her invitation to spend Easter together in the country. There he learns that the girl is the single mother of the young boy Martínek, whose father is the married tractor driver Valeš. Julka has been waiting in vain for her lover to divorce and marry her, and persuades Jiří to marry her instead. Jiří becomes very fond of little Martínek; he looks after him as much as his army service allows and adopts him as his son. During one visit at the Vávras' house, he finds out that his wife is still having an affair with Valeš, and she eventually runs away with her lover leaving little Martínek behind. Jiří has become a man in the army. This is clear both from the way he fulfils his army duties and from his private life. When his army service is completed two years later, he returns home and brings his young son Martínek with him.

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Cast

Jaromír Hanzlík

Jiří Valenta

Jorga Kotrbová

Julka Vávrová

Dáša Neblechová

Valentová, matka Jiřího

Čestmír Řanda

zubař MUDr.Valenta, otec Jiřího

Josef Somr

kapitán Sychra

Tomáš Töpfer

desátník Čečetka

Stella Zázvorková

Anežka Vávrová, matka Julky

Vladimír Menšík

František Pacholík, druh Julčiny m

Václav Postránecký

traktorista Břéťa Valeš

Vítězslav Jandák

vojín Václav Šupík

Jan Kraus

vojín Hudeček

Vlastimil Zavřel

vojín Lebeda

Jaroslav Drbohlav

vojín Lukáš

Ivan Luťanský

vojín Habr

Michael Tarant

vojín Bláha

Karel Augusta

hostinský Mrázek

František Filipovský

soused Pazdera

Jaroslav Heyduk

vedoucí spořitelny Humplík

Ferdinand Krůta

soused Hrdlička

Václav Štekl

JUDr.Hybš

Jaroslava Schallerová

Martička, Valentova kolegyně

Eva Svobodová

sousedka Vláčilová

Soběslav Sejk

podplukovník Berka

Jiřina Bílá

sousedka Fusková

Dana Hlaváčová

Vlasta, Valešova žena

Vlasta Kleinová

sousedka Spáčilová

Marie Motlová

zákaznice Hrdličková

Josef Slanina

vojín

Míla Myslíková

zelinářka Kubešová

Jan Skopeček

Karel, manžel Kubešové

Otto Šimánek

předseda JZD Janura

Ilona Jirotková

zubní laborantka Anička

Oldřich Velen

plukovník Hálek

Miroslav Beránek

pacient

Jan Kuželka

pacient

J. Berger

pacient

František Bláha (2)

hudebník

Josef Čermák

hudebník

Jaroslav Dědič

hudebník

Jaroslav Dufek

hudebník

František Havránek

hudebník

Jaroslav Horálek

hudebník

Jan Janovský

hudebník

František Kába

hudebník

Josef Kabíček

hudebník

Josef Kassl

hudebník

Josef Kolář

hudebník

Miroslav Krebner

hudebník

Vratislav Kučera

hudebník

Miroslav Kviz

hudebník

Jiří Ledvinka

hudebník

Václav Lipš

hudebník

Vlastimil Procházka

hudebník

Josef Růžička

hudebník

František Slepička

hudebník

Vlastimil Tomíček

hudebník

František Valcha

hudebník

Miroslav Zámostný

hudebník

Josef Zvěřina

hudebník

Jiří Simon

Martínek, Julčin syn

Miroslav Čermák

otec s láhví

Alena Dlouhá

manželka Sychry

Vladimír Navrátil

tajemník MNV

Vladimír Ptáček

major Havlasa

Svatopluk Rejtar

odvedenec Vančura

Karel Urbanovský

prodavač

Jaroslav Vích

prodavač

Vincenc Vávra

důstojník

Josef Vondráček

důstojník

Milan Vyskočil

otec odvedence

Josef Braun

otec odvedence

Dubbing

Lubor Tokoš

hlas majora

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Jaroslav Pour

Assistant Director

Robert Vacík, Olga Hrčková

Shooting Script

Václav Vorlíček

Script Editor

Libuše Váňová

Second Unit Photography

Adolf Hejzlar

Camera Operator

Jiří Ondráček

Production Designer

Oldřich Bosák

Set Designer

Jaromír Bieber, Miroslav Buberle, Bedřich Čermák, Karel Karas

Costume Designer

Theodor Pištěk ml.

Film Editor

Miroslav Hájek

Sound Designer

František Fabián

Production Manager

Jiří Krejčí

Unit Production Manager

Vlasta Mathauserová, Věra Winkelhöferová

Unit Production Manager

Daniela Norová

Consultant

plk. Ing. Jan Král

Cooperation

Nevjana Raduilská, Alena Červená, Ruth Čálková, Eva Bobková, Bohumil Nový

Music

Music Composed by

Karel Svoboda

Music Performed by

FISYO

Music Conducted by

Štěpán Koníček (FISYO)

Songs

Už mou milou do kostela vedou, Už troubějí na horách jeleni, Já se dnes dopoledne žením /muzikál My Fair Lady/, Na tom pražské mostě

Songwriter

Frederick Loewe (Já se dnes dopoledne žením /muzikál My Fair Lady/)

Writer of Lyrics

Ota Ornest (Já se dnes dopoledne žením /muzikál My Fair Lady/)

Singer

sbor (Už troubějí na horách jeleni), sbor (Já se dnes dopoledne žením /muzikál My Fair Lady/)

Production info

Original Title

Dva muži hlásí příchod

English Title

Two Men Report Arrival

Working Title

Vojáček

Copyright

1975

Production Year

1975

Premiere

26.09.1975

Creative Group

Miroslav Hladký

Technical info

Format

35mm , Betacam

Versions

Czech