We’ll Kick Up a Fuss Tomorrow, Darling...

comedy

Typology

feature

Czech title

Zítra to roztočíme, drahoušku...!

Runtime

99

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1976

Production year

1976

Premiere

19.11.1976

Language version

Czech

Director

Petr Schulhoff

Screenplay

Petr Schulhoff

Screenstory

Petr Schulhoff

Summary

Discord between neighbouring households that spills over into open warfare was the theme of this 1976 comedy from Petr Schulhoff. Working from his own script, the veteran director created a recreational film about members of two slightly odd households: the Nováks and the Bartáčeks. A rumour picked up by jealous Alena Bartáčková soon snowballs into a gloves-off battle. The conflict rages on even after both families are moved out of their old flats, about to be demolished to make room for the construction of the metro. The families are rehoused in new flats on an estate, again in close proximity to one another. Several elite actors appear as members of the two quarrelling families, including Miloš Kopecký, Iva Janžurová and Stella Zázvorková. The up-and-coming generation of actors is represented by Dagmar Veškrnová and Luděk Sobota. A sequel loosely based on the film was made in 1986: Co je doma, to se počítá, pánové… (What I Have I Hold, Gentlemen...!).

Synopsis

In an old courtyard gallery house there are two neighbouring apartments. One of them belongs to Alena and Kája Bartáček, a childless couple; the other is occupied by an elderly couple Božena and Evžen Novák, who have a grown up son René. Novák, a disability pensioner makes side money as a movie supernumerary, but he calls himself an artist. René boasts with non-existing academic titles before his girlfriends, hiding his real job of a taxi-driver. Alena is a housewife, who is extremely jealous of her Kája. She quickly gets hot-tempered when Novák tells her about Kája's alleged date at a tram stop. Bartáček gets furious because of his wife's investigation. He decides to settle the bills with Novák, since he cannot afford being gossiped as a recognized company chief executive. A home war arises, in which both the families enjoy being spiteful to each other. However, the house will shortly be pulled down because of the metro construction, and its tenants get substitute apartments in a new housing estate. The Nováks' are pleased to get rid of the Bartáčeks', but at their surprise, the families are allocated neighbouring apartments. Ms Nováková gets a new job - a cleaning lady at a large company, where she soon meets the company stock man - a "chief executive" Bartáček. The war between the two families gets calmer, but not for long. Meanwhile, René met Alena's niece Naďa who moved to Prague. The young people decide to conciliate the families by invitation to their wedding, however, a fake one. The happiness of both couples shortly turns into a wild quarrel...

Cast

Miloš Kopecký

komparzista Evžen Novák

Stella Zázvorková

Božena, Evženova manželka

Iva Janžurová

sousedka Alena Bartáčková

František Peterka

Kája, Alenin manžel

Luděk Sobota

taxikář Renek, syn Novákových

Dagmar Veškrnová

Naďa, neteř Bartáčkových

Darja Hajská

domovnice Vodrážková

Eva Trejtnarová

sekretářka Janička

Jan Skopeček

strážmistr VB

Stella Májová

Kačabová, pracovnice komparzního rejstříku

Marie Motlová

listonoška

Jiří Lír

zeměměřič

Václav Štekl

zájemce o auto

Raoul Schránil

vrchní číšník

Josef Hlinomaz

vedoucí taxislužby

Petr Nárožný

referent osobního oddělení

Věra Bublíková

úřednice ONV

Jana Kasanová

pasažérka taxi

Olga Blechová

Renkova tmavovlasá přítelkyně

Hana Čížková

Renkova blond přítelkyně

Vladimír Hrubý

prodavač v kovomatu

Václav Trégl

starý soused

Hana Packertová

dispečerka

Jiřina Bílá

svatebčanka

Miroslav Čermák

svatebčan

Ivo Hrdina

svatebčan/účetní

Jindra Kvardová

svatebčanka

Vilemína Nejedlová-Skokanová

svatebčanka

Anna Štrosová

svatebčanka

Zdena Vařechová

televizní hlasatelka

Miloslav Homola

vrátný

Karel Vavřík

vrátný

Dana Klossová

oslnivá kráska

Mirko Dostál

tlouštík

Vladimír Foukal

taxikář

Dana Francová

prodavačka

Slávka Hamouzová

nájemnice

Eva Kubíková

skriptka

Bohumil Koška

příslušník VB

Bert Schneider

příslušník VB

Jindřich Sejk

muž s luxem

Josef Střecha

kameraman

Ladislav Lahoda

chlapík

Michal Gera

hudebník

Miloslav Grešl

hudebník

Emil Gröschel

hudebník

Nikola Janev

hudebník

Pavel Kostink

hudebník

Jiří Niederle

hudebník

Zdeněk Slezák

hudebník

Tomeš Smetana

hudebník

Evžen Straka

hudebník

Petr Škrabák

hudebník

Josef Titz

hudebník

Karel Velebný

hudebník

Jiří Vojta

kameraman

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Vladimír Zelenka

Assistant Director

Jiří Potsch, Eva Kolářová

Screenstory

Petr Schulhoff

Screenplay

Petr Schulhoff

Shooting Script

Petr Schulhoff

Second Unit Photography

Vladimír Smutný

Camera Operator

František Kučera

Production Designer

Oldřich Bosák

Costume Designer

Theodor Pištěk ml.

Film Editor

Jan Chaloupek

Sound Designer

František Fabián

Production Manager

Jiří Krejčí

Unit Production Manager

Vlasta Mathauserová, Věra Winkelhöferová

Unit Production Manager

Ivana Nývltová

Cooperation

Nevjana Raduilská, Ivan Minář, Alena Chvojková, Bohumil Nový

Music

Music Composed by

Milan Dvořák

Music Performed by

FISYO

Music Conducted by

Štěpán Koníček (FISYO)

Songs

Miláčku, Už troubějí na horách jeleni

Songwriter

John Lennon (Miláčku), Paul McCartney (Miláčku)

Writer of Lyrics

Zdeněk Rytíř (Miláčku)

Singer

Luděk Sobota (Miláčku), Dagmar Veškrnová (Miláčku), Helena Růžičková (Už troubějí na horách jeleni), Stella Zázvorková (Už troubějí na horách jeleni)

Choreographer

Vlastimil Jílek

Production info

Original Title

Zítra to roztočíme, drahoušku...!

English Title

We’ll Kick Up a Fuss Tomorrow, Darling...

Working Title

Absolutně nevinný žertík

Copyright

1976

Production Year

1976

Premiere

19.11.1976

Technical info

Versions

Czech