Hush Little Baby

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1976

Production year

1976

Category

film

Genre

étude

Typology

featurestudent

Original title

Spi děťátko spi

Czech title

Spi děťátko spi

English title

Hush Little Baby

Synopsis

A young man is showing his wife how best to put their two lively children to sleep. The couple has been invited for a dinner and the wife, ironing her husband's shirt, is becoming nervous. At first, the father sings to his son Filip and his daughter Andulka, but then they ask him to put on some music and read to them from Karel Čapek's book on Dášenka, the puppy. The children fall "sound" asleep. The husband boasts about his methods, but his wife thinks more authoritarian measures are required. Before they can leave, the children turn on the TV and start rocking to the pop music. The mother threatens to give them a sound walloping. Once again, the children pretend to be asleep. As soon as the door closes on their parents, the children go on the rampage again. Having turned their room topsy-turvy, they fall asleep from exhaustion.

Cast

Filip Hlušička

syn Filip

Andulka Pokorná

dcera Andulka

Crew and creators

Script Editor

H. Dietiová

Camera Operator

Jozef Bardoczy, Miroslav Halama, Petr Nýdrle

Production Designer

Aleš Voleman

Film Editor

Vladislav Horák

Sound Designer

Václav Bouček

Production Manager

Jitka Martínková

Unit Production Manager

N. Golanová

Pedagogical management

Jaroslav Hužera, Bořivoj Zeman (režie), Václav Hanuš (kamera), Vladimír Volf (produkce)

Music

Songs

Povídám povídám pohádku, Ó, sole mio

Songwriter

Eduardo di Capua (Ó, sole mio)

Writer of Lyrics

Giovanni Capurro (Ó, sole mio)

Singer

dětský sbor (Povídám povídám pohádku), Miroslav Masopust (Ó, sole mio)

Production info

Original Title

Spi děťátko spi

English Title

Hush Little Baby

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

étude

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1976

Production Year

1976

Production

Studio FAMU

Technical info

Versions

Czech