The Theme: Love

short-story

Typology

feature

Czech title

Téma: Láska

Runtime

0 min

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1975

Production year

1975

Language version

Czech

Director

Milan Muchna

Synopsis

Fresh graduate teacher Honza is coming to introduce himself in a junior school in the town of Sokolovo which will be his first place of work. His girlfriend Kateřina, recent high-school graduate and enthusiastic photographer, decided to follow him and find work at the same town. Honza is also an ambitious sportsman and after the successful running races he is chosen for another races. Thus, at the beginning of September, he does not take up work. Kateřina who came with an excuse is persuaded by the headmaster to substitute her boyfriend in a class. She enjoys the work with children and thus she is taken on as a schoolmistress in an after-school centre, where she takes advantage of her hobby and organizes with children the photograph competition at the theme Love. Honza is not coming and instead keeps making excuses. An old teacher Havránek and his wife are for unhappy Kateřina a kind recourse. They take her and children to the ringing of birds where even wagtail appears. Havránek gets to know that earlier devastated industrial countryside returns by means of re-cultivations back to its nature character and due to his promise he decides definitely to retire. Among the competition photographs which children with Kateřina are examining in a clubroom, there happens to be one from the athletic races in the town of Plzeň. The pupil, not suspecting anything, caught Honza with popular Plzeň singer in arms. Shocked Kateřina regains self-control and after Honza rang up that he had gained a flat in Prague and that he would continue racing she cradles without saying a word.

Cast

Jaroslav Drbohlav

učitel Honza Hubáček

Lenka Kořínková

Kateřina, Honzova dívka

Karel Höger

učitel František Havránek zvaný Konipas

Dana Medřická

Marie, Havránkova žena

Jan Teplý

ředitel školy Pavlata

Marie Rosůlková

Bláhová, Kateřinina bytná

Karel Vochoč

horník Kačírek

Jiří Lábus

poddůstojník

Pavel Jiras

trenér

Václav Štercl

zelinář

Miloš Drahota

Ondřej

Josef Mayer

Cyril

Tomáš Bíža

Gerhard

Andrej Keblůžek

Mirek

Alžbeta Mjartanová

Lenka

Petr Šaman

Pavel

Filip Hlušička

kluk

Petr Přívozník

kluk

Alois Vachek

starý učitel

Crew and creators

Director

Milan Muchna

Second Unit Director

Václav Gajer

Assistant Director

Eva Truchlá

Screenstory

Alexander Lukeš

Shooting Script

Milan Muchna

Script Editor

Oldřich Železný

Second Unit Photography

Richard Valenta

Production Designer

Miroslav Hrachovec

Set Designer

Josef Dvořák (výprava), Richard Staněk, Karel Krejčí

Film Editor

Miroslav Hájek

Production Manager

Josef Ouzký

Unit Production Manager

Miroslav Smrček, Růžena Hulínská

Unit Production Manager

Helena Hánová

Cooperation

Olga Kourová, Zdeněk Dukát, Magda Hájková, Eva Bobková

Music

Music Composed by

Angelo Michajlov

Selected Music

Giuseppe Verdi (Rigoletto /Ó, jak je měnivé/)

Music Performed by

FISYO

Music Conducted by

František Belfín (FISYO)

Songs

Lásko jsi jak vítr, Škoda lásky, Okolo Hradce

Songwriter

Angelo Michajlov (Lásko jsi jak vítr), Jaromír Vejvoda (Škoda lásky)

Writer of Lyrics

Lenka Kořínková (Lásko jsi jak vítr)

Singer

Lenka Kořínková (Lásko jsi jak vítr), mužský sbor (Okolo Hradce)

Production info

Original Title

Téma: Láska

English Title

The Theme: Love

Working Title

Láska

Category

povídka

Typology

feature

Genre

short-story

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1975

Production Year

1975

Creative Group

Vladimír Kalina

Technical info

Versions

Czech