Let’s Talk about It Next Summer

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1977

Production year

1977

Premiere

12 May 1978

Runtime

82 min

Category

film

Genre

narrative

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Řeknem si to příští léto

Czech title

Řeknem si to příští léto

English title

Let’s Talk about It Next Summer

Working title

Strniště / Bez klobouku bos

Summary

The second half of the 1970s brought dramatic changes for Ondřej Havelka: he began to sing in the Original Prague Syncopated Orchestra, he left Ypsilon Studio and he began to study opera directing at JAMU in Brno. The year of 1977, meanwhile, saw Havelka make his silver screen debut. He took the leading role of an idealistic young man, Karel, who accepts a job as a tractor driver in a small village. But he fails to find the good and just people he longs to encounter, even among the down-to-earth residents of this idyllic settlement… This comedy, which unfolds during the harvesting season, is director Július Matula’s second feature. Markéta Fišerová stars as the hero’s country girl love interest, co-operative bookkeeper Hanka. Svatopluk Skopal plays her existing boyfriend, rogue tractor driver Venca.

Synopsis

The young man Karel is very sensitive and he takes any injustice and any bad conduct very hard. But he cannot face up negative situations. Always he better leaves his job and finds another one in hope it will be better somewhere else. One day he finds himself in a small village just before the harvest-time. Karel gets a job here as a tractor driver and soon he meets all citizens. He likes the accountant Hanka, a girlfriend of the tractor driver Venca. Both young men are rivals at work, but soon the rivalry grows into hostility. Hanka starts to prefer the kind Karel instead of the ill-mannered Venca. After some time Karel decides to marry Hanka and to settle in the village. But the jealous Venca does not want to give the girl up. First he damages a motor in Karel's tractor. Later, when he is drunk he attacks Karel on a harvest feast and he beats him up in front of everybody. The humiliated Karel wants to leave the village with Hanka. He wants to find a place where people are good and just. She turns his offer down. She knows that people are everywhere the same and that everybody has to fight for his place in society himself. Karel leaves, but perhaps the next summer will be different and he might come back.

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Cast

Ondřej Havelka

Karel Kubát

Markéta Fišerová

účetní Hanka

Petr Haničinec

předseda JZD Cyril Janulík

Karolina Slunéčková

Janulíkova žena

Svatopluk Skopal

traktorista Venca, Hančin chlapec

Pavel Zedníček

pytlák Petr

Jan Teplý

Prokeš

Jan Pohan

Soukup

Karel Augusta

mechanik Matouš

Karel Vochoč

hospodský Béda Zemánek

Míla Myslíková

Zemánkova žena

Laďka Kozderková

řeznice Alžběta

Ferdinand Krůta

nadpraporčík VB Vojtěch Šafránek

Olga Michálková

Hančina matka

Blanka Křížová

vrchní číšníce

Petr Gall

muž v havarovaném autě

Emilie Nováková

žena v havarovaném autě

Renata Bauerová

úřednice Lenka

Pavel Robin

řidič nabízející pomoc

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Josef Sandr

Assistant Director

Jitka Hoferková, Věra Vláčilová

Screenstory

Pavel Šajner

Shooting Script

Julius Matula

Script Editor

Miloslav Vydra

Director of Photography

Jaromír Šofr

Second Unit Photography

Antonín Daňhel

Camera Operator

Martin Procházka

Production Designer

Jindřich Goetz

Costume Designer

Svatava Sophová

Film Editor

Jiří Brožek

Sound Designer

Jiří Kříž

Special Effects

Trikový ateliér FSB

Production Manager

Jiří Zika

Unit Production Manager

Vladimír Tišer, Karel Prchal

Unit Production Manager

Václav Veruněk

Music

Music Composed by

Dežo Ursiny

Music Performed by

Studio OPUS Bratislava (Music Conducted by Dežo Ursiny),

Songwriter

Dežo Ursiny

Writer of Lyrics

Pavel Kopta

Songs

Ej, vy páni, vy

Songwriter lidová píseň
Writer of Lyrics lidová píseňKarel Melíšek
Singer sbor

Život je jen náhoda

Songwriter Jaroslav Ježek

Učitelka tanca

Songwriter Pavol Hammel

Kdyby to tak bylo možný (Slow-fox)

Songwriter Josef Stelibský
Writer of Lyrics Jaroslav Mottl
Singer Ondřej Havelka

Zdická polka /Ty máš kukadla/

Songwriter Josef Poncar

Byla noc krásná májová

Production info

Original Title

Řeknem si to příští léto

Czech Title

Řeknem si to příští léto

English Title

Let’s Talk about It Next Summer

Working Title

Strniště / Bez klobouku bos

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

narrative

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1977

Production Year

1977

Production specifications

literary Screenplay approved 31 December 1976
start of filming 21 March 1977
technical Screenplay approved 18 May 1977
end of filming 2 November 1977
projection approval 11 November 1977

Premiere

premiere 12 May 1978

Creative Group

Dramaturgická skupina Karla Copa, Karel Cop (vedoucí dramaturgické skupiny)

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

82 min

Original length in metres

2 361 meters

Distribution carrier

35mm

Aspect ratio

1:1,66

Colour

colour

Sound

sound

Sound system/format

mono

Versions

Czech

Dialogue languages

Czech

Subtitles languages

without subtitles

Opening/End credits languages

Czech