Jakub

narrative, psychological

Typology

feature

Lenght

long

Czech title

Jakub

Runtime

77 min

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1976

Production year

1976

Premiere

11.03.1977

Language version

Czech

Director

Ota Koval, Jaroslava Vošmiková

Summary

Director Filip Renč started out as a successful child actor. By 1976, at the tender age of thirteen years old, he already had a presentable filmography, but the year was to see him add to it with the title role in a psychological family film from directors Ota Koval and Jaroslava Vošmiková (who was making her bow as a director). Renč’s Jakub is a sensitive boy on the threshold of adulthood. After spending years in a children’s home, he starts to live with his long-missing father. But his dreams of having a loving pa are confronted by a crude reality: Mikuláš Adam has after many years emerged from a prison sentence in Africa and hasn’t the least idea of how to bring up a child. Mother has no interest in the boy, who thus has no choice but to embark on a personal journey to try and find a way through to his dad... Besides Renč, the motion picture's stars are Ladislav Mrkvička (the father) and Věra Galatíková (Jakub’s school teacher). Jan Potměšil acts in his first film, playing the minor role of classmate Saša.

Synopsis

Eleven year old Jakub differs from his contemporaries, he has a wild fantasy and imagination. He concluded from the letter of his mother that his father works on an important construction site in Africa and therefore he put him for some time in a children's home. The peculiar Jakub awakes respect among his friends and from time to time they like to smoke a hashish joint together which Jakub gets allegedly from his father. After six years Jakub finally meets his father who takes him to Prague. Jakub is happy although the reality is different than his dreams about his father arrival. The flat his father got is quite dilapidated, they don't have a car and it seems his father keeps some secret. But Jakub can settle with problems. He finds friends -boys and girls at school and in the neighbourhood, they await his inventive games. One day Jakub makes a"hash party". Besides Jakub, everybody feels sick. Parents complain about the boy a lot and in this situation comes out that Jakub's father spent six years in prison instead of in Africa. The heart-broken Jakub runs away first to his mother. But she has her own life now and therefore he goes back to the children's home. Before the entrance of the home his father is waiting. As they look at each other a long time, they realize that they both need each other and they have to find again a mutual trust.

Cast

Filip Renč

Jakub Adam, chovanec dětského domova

Ladislav Mrkvička

vězeň Mikuláš Adam, Jakubův otec

Ladislav Boháč

soused Hladík

Věra Galatíková

třídní učitelka

Luba Skořepová

ředitelka školy

Olga Karásková

ředitelka dětského domova

Michaela Gebertová

Dana, děvče ze sousedství

Lucie Pajmová

Renáta, děvče ze sousedství

Sylva Ježková

spolužačka Jiřina

Tomáš Dolínek

spolužák Mirek

Martin Chaluš

spolužák Ota

Jiří Petkov

spolužák Tomek

Jan Potměšil

spolužák Saša

Michal Schořálek

spolužák Ivan

Svatopluk Schuller

spolužák Franta

Petr Skala (dítě)

spolužák Jirka

Václav Kotva

dělník

Jan Kuželka

stěhovák

Zbyněk Holinka

stěhovák

Ivan Vorlíček

Mára, chovanec dětského domova

Stanislava Coufalová

Karolina, chovanka dětského domova

Jaroslava Vošmiková

Jakubova matka

Stanislav Štícha

příslušník VB

Jan Řeřicha

příslušník VB

skupina Schovanky

hudební skupina na parníku

Mojmír Hošt

kamelot

Katarína Slobodová

dívka tančící na parníku

Tomáš Sedláček

Sašův bratr

Lydie Havláková

dívka Sašova bratra

Petr Pospíchal

mistr na stavbě metra

Oldřich Brož

bagrista

Jiří Hanák

dispečer

Dubbing

Mirko Musil

hlas otce

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Žofie Futerová

Second Unit Photography

Eduard Kadeřábek

Camera Operator

Jiří Zavřel

Production Designer

Bohumil Pokorný

Set Designer

Jaroslav Česal, Karel Kočí, Stanislav Krejča

Costume Designer

Marta Kaplerová

Make-Up Artist

Ladislav Bacílek

Film Editor

Zdeněk Stehlík

Sound Designer

Adam Kajzar

Production Manager

Václav Rouha

Unit Production Manager

Luděk Marold, Zdeňka Černá

Unit Production Manager

Eva Charvátová

Cooperation

Lenka Mojžíšová, Ivan Minář, Petr Pištěk

Music

Music Composed by

Štěpán Lucký

Music Performed by

Nora Grumlíková, FISYO

Music Conducted by

Štěpán Koníček (FISYO)

Songs

Proti větru

Songwriter

Štěpán Lucký, Jaroslav Ježek (Proti větru)

Singer

Eva Olmerová, skupina Schovanky

Production info

Original Title

Jakub

English Title

Jakub

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

narrative, psychological

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1976

Production Year

1976

Premiere

11.03.1977

Creative Group

Ota Hofman

Technical info

Lenght

long

Runtime

77 min

Versions

Czech

Awards

Vítěz

Exhibition: 7. mezinárodní filmové dny Kartágo

1978
Kartágo / Tunisia

Vítěz

Festival: 15. festival českých a slovenských filmů Bratislava

1977
Bratislava / Czechoslovakia

Vítěz

Festival: 17. festival filmů pro děti Gottwaldov

1977
Zlín / Czechoslovakia

Vítěz

Exhibition: 9. národní přehlídka filmů pro děti Ostrov nad Ohří

1977
Ostrov nad Ohří / Czechoslovakia
Filip Renč

Vítěz

Festival: 12. mezinárodní festival filmů pro děti a mládež Teherán

1977
Teherán / Iran
Filip Renč

Vítěz

Festival: 17. festival filmů pro děti Gottwaldov

1977
Zlín / Czechoslovakia
Filip Renč

Vítěz

Festival: 12. mezinárodní festival filmů pro děti a mládež Teherán

1977
Teherán / Iran

Vítěz

Festival: 17. festival filmů pro děti Gottwaldov

1977
Zlín / Czechoslovakia