Let’s Talk about It Next Summer

narrative

Typology

feature

Czech title

Řeknem si to příští léto

Runtime

82

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1977

Production year

1977

Premiere

12.05.1978

Language version

Czech

Director

Julius Matula

Screenplay

Pavel Šajner, Petr Tuček, Julius Matula

Screenstory

Pavel Šajner

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

Josef Haukvic

Matějka

Svatopluk Skopal

traktorista Venca, Hančin chlapec

Pavel Zedníček

pytlák Petr

Jan Teplý

Prokeš

Josef Hajdučík

Drobek

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

Second Unit Photography

Antonín Daňhel

Camera Operator

Martin Procházka

Production Designer

Jindřich Goetz

Set Designer

Miroslav Buberle, Bedřich Čermák, Karel Karas

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

Cooperation

Kateřina Koňasová, Jiří Kučera, Eva Horázná, Eva Lackingerová, Petr Bárta

Music

Music Composed by

Dežo Ursiny

Music Performed by

Studio OPUS Bratislava

Music Conducted by

Dežo Ursiny (Studio OPUS Bratislava)

Songs

Ej, vy páni, vy, Život je jen náhoda, Učitelka tanca, Kdyby to tak bylo možný (Slow-fox), Zdická polka /Ty máš kukadla/, Byla noc krásná májová

Songwriter

Dežo Ursiny, lidová píseň (Ej, vy páni, vy), Jaroslav Ježek (Život je jen náhoda), Pavol Hammel (Učitelka tanca), Josef Stelibský (Kdyby to tak bylo možný), Josef Poncar (Zdická polka /Ty máš kukadla/)

Writer of Lyrics

Pavel Kopta, lidová píseň (Ej, vy páni, vy), Jaroslav Mottl (Kdyby to tak bylo možný), Karel Melíšek (Ej, vy páni, vy)

Singer

Dežo Ursiny, sbor (Ej, vy páni, vy), Ondřej Havelka (Kdyby to tak bylo možný)

Production info

Original Title

Řeknem si to příští léto

English Title

Let’s Talk about It Next Summer

Working Title

Strniště / Bez klobouku bos

Copyright

1977

Production Year

1977

Premiere

12.05.1978

Creative Group

Karel Cop

Technical info

Format

35mm , Betacam

Versions

Czech