We See Eye-to-Eye at Last!

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1976

Production year

1976

Premiere

11 February 1977

Runtime

73 min

Category

film

Genre

comedy

Typology

featurelong

Original title

Konečně si rozumíme

Czech title

Konečně si rozumíme

English title

We See Eye-to-Eye at Last!

Summary

The post-1969 films of writer-director Jaroslav Papoušek remain very much in the shadow of his previous collaborations with director Miloš Forman (who went into exile in the US). But this notable member of the Czechoslovak New Wave managed to win over audiences anew with his comedy trilogy about the Homolka family (beginning with 1969’s Ecce homo Homolka – Ecce Homo Homolka). This unfairly overlooked teenage comedy tells the story of a 14-year-old boy living in an apartment complex, and the pangs of his unrequited first love. Pavel Horák, played by Richard Medek, is tormented by the fact that his beloved Zuzana has outgrown his sort, and is instead dating a lanky adversary nicknamed Eifelák (Vladimír Dlouhý). Meanwhile, the adult world appears painfully indifferent to Pavel’s secret torments. The adage that we are all only as tall as we feel rings a little hollow for this love-struck youngster. The quality of this unpretentious film is strongly assisted by the photography of a noted Forman collaborator, cinematographer Miroslav Ondříček.

Synopsis

A fourteen-year old Pavel, upon coming back from a several months medical treatment, finds out that his friend Zuzana is by a head taller than him. Moreover, she goes out with their tall school-mate, whose nickname is Eiffel Tower. Pavel is very unhappy and neglect school, dreaming only about a revenge. He is lonely with his problem, because he cannot tell his parents. The only person to trust, his grandpa, is too busy having never-ending appointments with a different women. Grandpa is rather short, too, like Pavel, but he is only attracted by taller women, telling Pavel that a man is as big as he feels to be. Nevertheless, his advice does not bring any relief to Pavel. His parents feel there is something wrong with their son, but their investigation for the reason fails. They firstly refuse grandpa's assertion that the reason must be platonic love. They all end up looking at Pavel school photo, trying to guess which girl is the one. Pavel keeps receiving poor grades at school, the final one being "fail" grade. He is scared to come home, hanging out till late evening, watching fishers near the river. One of the fishers has to leave for a while, and here comes a pretty girl picking the fishing rods - she is the same height as Pavel. They get acquainted and spend a nice afternoon together, finished by kisses. They meet the next day again, and Zuzana is immediately forgotten. Pavel tells his parents that he has spent the afternoon at a young pioneers meeting. He smiles happily and his parents are contented too, thinking that finally they see eye to eye with their son.

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Cast

Jiří Pleskot

děda Douša

Richard Medek

Pavel Horák

Zdena Hadrbolcová

Zděna, Pavlova matka, Doušova dcera

Karel Augusta

Láďa, Pavlův otec

Vladimír Dlouhý

Mirek Pivoňka zvaný Eifelák

Ivana Pocková

Zuzana Blažková, Pavlova kamarádka

Jiří Lír

ředitel školy

Marie Motlová

učitelka Bělohradská

Věra Bublíková

učitelka Motyčková

Jana Drbohlavová

učitelka fyziky

Jana Andresíková

učitelka dějepisu

Alena Karešová

zástupkyně ředitele školy

Nina Popelíková

Olga Šafránková, dědova známá

Anna Štrosová

Věra, dědova známá

Antonín Strejc

Béďa, Pavlův kamarád třeťák

Ladislav Trojan

Pavlin otec

Gustav Bubník

spolužák Novák

Michaela Beranová

spolužačka

Daniel Brychta

spolužák

Radka Dubská

spolužačka

Ivo Dušek

spolužák

Michaela Horská

spolužačka

Jan Jelínek (2)

spolužák

Jana Kobylková

spolužačka

Alena Kulhavá

spolužačka

Alexandr Petrov

spolužák

Lukáš Poskočil

spolužák

Vladimír Prokš

spolužák

Helena Snopková

spolužačka

Lucie Stárková

spolužačka

Eva Šimková

spolužačka

Petr Štěpánek (2)

spolužák

Milena Šverdíková

spolužačka

Ludvík Toman (2)

spolužák

Běla Jurdová

učitelka v lázních

Jiří Zavřel

učitel tělocviku

Jaroslav Balcar

fotbalový rozhodčí

Zdeněk Havlasa

fotbalový rozhodčí

Josef Litoš

fotbalový rozhodčí

Vladimír Fürst

primář Vaněk

Eva Pleskotová

učitelka

Miloslav Šindler

muž v kavárně

Josef Fiala

muž v kavárně

Jarmila Horská

žena v zoo

Alice Pinková

žena v zoo

Vlastimil Harapes

Radúz v baletu

Jana Kůrová

Mahulena v baletu

Jiří Hansel

balet

Jiří Hladík

balet

Oldřich Král

balet

Karel Mašek

balet

Jiří Paclík

balet

Jan Pirner

balet

Ladislav Tajovský

balet

Jiří Trojan

balet

Pavol Biroš

fotbalista

Antonín Bradáč

fotbalista

František Cipro

fotbalista

Pavel Dostál (2)

fotbalista

Jiří Franěk

fotbalista

Josef Frydrych

fotbalista

Vlastimil Halbich

fotbalista

Dušan Herda

fotbalista

Peter Herda

fotbalista

Jiří Horešovský

fotbalista

Josef Jebavý

fotbalista

Bohumil Jenšík

fotbalista

Pavel Karafiát

fotbalista

Václav Krauz

fotbalista

Ivo Lubas

fotbalista

Milan Malý

fotbalista

Jan Mareš (2)

fotbalista

Tomáš Remek

fotbalista

Robert Segmüller

fotbalista

Miroslav Stárek

fotbalista

Jiří Strnad (5)

fotbalista

František Veselý (fotbalista)

fotbalista

Boris Škil

kluk v lázních

Ladislav Winter

kluk v lázních

Jiří Brožek

muž u telefonní budky

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Miloš Kohout

Assistant Director

Antonín Kopřiva, Marie Beránková

Shooting Script

Jaroslav Papoušek

Script Editor

Václav Šašek

Second Unit Photography

Eduard Kadeřábek

Camera Operator

Jiří Zavřel

Production Designer

Bohumil Pokorný

Set Designer

Vladimír Ježek, Žák Jiří (2), Ladislav Winkelhöfer

Film Editor

Jiří Brožek

Production Manager

Jaroslav Solnička

Unit Production Manager

František Jaderník, Milan Štěch

Unit Production Manager

Miloslav Černohlávek

Cooperation

Alena Salabová, Karel Šebík, Eva Horázná, Petr Pištěk

Music

Music Composed by

Karel Mareš

Selected Music

Josef Suk (Radúz a Mahulena (balet))

Music Performed by

Orchestr Ivo Pavlíka

Music Conducted by

Ivo Pavlík (Orchestr Ivo Pavlíka)

Production info

Original Title

Konečně si rozumíme

English Title

We See Eye-to-Eye at Last!

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

comedy

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1976

Production Year

1976

Premiere

11 February 1977

Creative Group

Karel Cop

Technical info

Lenght

long

Runtime

73 min

Versions

Czech

Awards

Vítěz

Festival: 15. filmový festival mladých Špindlerův Mlýn

1977
Špindlerův Mlýn / Czechoslovakia