Everybody against Everybody

comedy

Typology

feature

Lenght

long

Czech title

Všichni proti všem

Runtime

87 min

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1977

Production year

1977

Premiere

11.11.1977

Language version

Czech

Director

Karel Steklý

Summary

One of actor Vladimír Šmeral’s final major roles came in this satirical comedy written and directed in 1977 by long-serving filmmaker Karel Steklý. The protagonist of this tragicomedy is old art restorer Prusík, who has collected paintings throughout his life. When Prusík finds himself in hospital following a heart attack, his greedy family tries to persuade him to sign over his potential fortune. Prusík’s friend, Father Ostatek, devises a scheme to teach the scheming relatives a lesson – but it does little to improve the old man’s relationships with family members... Jiřina Bohdalová and Stanislava Bartošová play the two greedy and grasping daughters, for whom their father merely serves as an instrument of profit. Actor Vladimír Ráž takes on a rare villainous role as a roguish lawyer.

Synopsis

An old restorer Prusík has been buying fine art works for a part of his earnings without his family knowing about it. He rents an apartment to place the paintings away from home. Once he finds out that the landlady offered the apartment to another tenant. He becomes angry and gets a heart attack. When staying in the hospital, his greedy daughters and sons-in-law gather around him, trying to make him sign the last will. Prusík refuses, leaving the keys to the apartment with the paintings his granddaughter Zuzana. However, Prusík's daughters find out the paintings, seizing them all. When the old man comes back from the hospital, he has nowhere to stay. It is only his old friend Father Ostatek who helps him to find an asylum in a home for nuns. He makes plans to punish the mean Prusík's relatives. Father Ostatek informs them that the millions worth paintings are actually the property of the state and Prusík has been just taking care of them. The relatives are furious, but don't dare sell any of them. Prusík likes living at Ostatek's, he restores old paintings in the chapel. He decides to sell his collection to the National Gallery, enjoying the money. On one day, when putting a restored painting on the wall, he falls off a ladder and gets killed. Even at such a tragic moment his relatives do not take care of him - they rush to their father's room to look for the paintings, but there is nothing left from them.

Cast

Vladimír Šmeral

kunsthistorik a restaurátor Prusík

Eduard Dubský

páter Ostatek

Jiřina Bohdalová

Hermína, Prusíkova dcera

Vladimír Ráž

JUDr. Jindřich Metelka, Hermínin manžel

Stanislava Bartošová

Olga, Prusíkova dcera

Josef Vinklář

fotograf Fredy Dedera, Olžin manžel

Kateřina Macháčková

Zuzana, dcera Metelkových

Břetislav Slováček

taxikář Michal

Marie Vášová

abatyše máter Cherubína

Marie Motlová

sestra Agáta

Milan Neděla

řidič Pěkný

Adolf Filip

ing. Stocký, podnájemník Rakovcové

Vladimír Leraus

profesor Hlavica

Pavel Spálený

pracovník galerie Podešva

Karel Hábl

advokát Stolař, Metelkův kolega

Jan Pohan

příslušník VB

Jaroslava Keslová

Čiháková

Zita Kabátová

jeptiška sestra Beata

Jiřina Bílá

jeptiška sestra Beatrice

Blažena Slavíčková

jeptiška sestra Kalista

Daniela Šrajerová

jeptiška sestra Crescencie

Magda Maděrová

jeptiška sestra Gabriela

Zora Doubková

jeptiška sestra Elekta

Margit Harníčková

jeptiška sestra Anunciata

Anita Jassiková

jeptiška sestra Florentina

Gabriela Najmanová

jeptiška sestra Honorata

Jiřina Zemanová

jeptiška sestra Patricie

Roman Hemala

ředitel Plavý

Ivana Bílková

Kopečková, Dederova sestra

Josef Braun

Hansi z Vídně, hluchý muž

Věra Kalendová

zdravotní sestra

Jan Kuželka

balonista

Stanislav Litera

balonista

Vít Pešina

balonista

Dagmar Mikulínová

prodavačka

Ela Šárková

zákaznice

Anna Štrosová

mistrová švadlen Holečková

Josef Střecha

sklenář

Miroslav Jíra

dubl za Šmerala

Milan Rada

dubl za Šmerala při jízdě autem

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Josef Ryzec

Screenstory

Karel Steklý

Screenplay

Karel Steklý

Shooting Script

Karel Steklý

Script Editor

Josef Vaculík

Second Unit Photography

Pavel Nečesal

Camera Operator

František Kučera

Production Designer

Věra Líznerová

Set Designer

Jiří Matějka, Marcel Kříž, Eva Slívová

Costume Designer

Svatava Sophová

Sound Designer

Jiří Hora

Special Effects

Trikový ateliér FSB

Production Manager

Jiří Zika

Unit Production Manager

Jaroslav Bouček, Karel Prchal

Unit Production Manager

Václav Veruněk

Cooperation

Kateřina Koňasová, Vladimír Souček, Anna Mejtská, Dagmar Pitráková, Vladimír Hovorka

Music

Music Composed by

Jan Seidel

Selected Music

Charles Gounod (Ave Maria), Johann Sebastian Bach (Ave Maria), Oskar Nedbal (Polská krev /sbor Jednadvacet/)

Music Performed by

FISYO

Music Conducted by

František Belfín (FISYO)

Production info

Original Title

Všichni proti všem

English Title

Everybody against Everybody

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

comedy

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1977

Production Year

1977

Premiere

11.11.1977

Creative Group

Karel Cop

Technical info

Lenght

long

Runtime

87 min

Versions

Czech