Ring a Ring o’Roses

children, comedy

Typology

feature

Czech title

Jak se točí Rozmarýny

Runtime

81

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1977

Production year

1977

Premiere

25.08.1978

Language version

Czech

Director

Věra Plívová-Šimková

Screenplay

Věra Plívová-Šimková

Screenstory

Věra Plívová-Šimková

Summary

Films about filmmaking are a popular way of entertaining viewers. However, the screenwriter and director Věra Plívová-Šimková took a novel approach in 1977: while as usual the protagonist of the amusing narrative Jak se točí Rozmarýny (Ring a Ring o’Roses) is a director, a children’s films writer nicknamed Bonžůrka, the filmmaking world is seen through the eyes of children. The process of shooting the kids’ movie The Knee begins with efforts to cast the children’s roles. Bonžůrka and her assistants attempt to find them – just as Plívová-Šimková herself usually does – at auditions of promising non-actors. The female lead requires not only acting ability but also the courage to have her head shaved. Bonžůrka’s story is that of a 12-year-old girl who after a serious viral disease has lost all of her hair – and is recovering at her grandparents’ place in the summer… The trying movie role is finally given to the courageous Rosemary Pavlíčková, whose whole world comes crashing down during filming: her parents get divorced and her childhood love – Kája – starts going out with the long-haired Jana. A realistic, matter-of-fact adult world therefore casts a shadow over carefree childish frolics and friskiness. However, in the end – as usual with Plívová-Šimková – playfulness and joie de vivre triumph over serious subjects and motifs… Iva Janžurová took the lead in the film, which to a marked degree was autobiographical for the director. Dagmar Veškrnová and Jiří Lábus played her assistants. The cast of the crew included Josef Bláha (head of production), Jan Kraus (production assistant), Jiří Krampol (cameraman) and Zuzana Bydžovská (clapper girl). Rosemary was played by then 12-year-old Pavlína Mourková, who like her character had no screen experience. Her career has chiefly been in television but she had a small part in Kruh (Ring) (2001), directed by Plívová-Šimková and Drahomíra Králová.

Synopsis

The director of films for kids called Bonžůrka is scouting together with her loyal assistants Drahuška and Honza actors for her new film The Knee. Children for this film shall not be afraid and shy and they must have talent for acting. Thus the scouting is quite difficult. The most difficult is to find the main part which lost her hair after a serious illness and she has to spent the whole holiday in the countryside with a bald head resembling a knee. Although the visagist does his best an artificial baldness does not solve anything. From the selected little girls only the self-assertive Rosemary called Rozmarýna has the guts to let her long hair cut and shave off her head. Bonžůrka keeps all the time an eye on that the children don't loose their motivation and in between shooting she organizes various games or even a campfire for them. Rozmarýna's parents are getting divorced and when she visits her father in a cottage when she has two days off, her father evidently prefers his young lover to his daughter. The shooting is disturbed by raining and other minor accidents. Rozmarýna is sad because her child love Kája called Kedlubna (Turnip cabbage) is "unfaithful" to her with a pretty Jana with long hair. The shooting is over and everybody comes from the locations in the countryside back to Prague. Rozmarýna wants to be a film director one day and therefore she plays with a gang of children from her neighbourhood on film shooting as she saw the admired Bonžůrka to do it.

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Cast

Iva Janžurová

filmová režisérka zvaná Bonžůrka

Dagmar Veškrnová

asistentka režisérky Drahuška

Josef Bláha

vedoucí výroby Josef

Jiří Krampol

kameraman

Jiří Lábus

asistent režie Honza

Zuzana Bydžovská

klapka Lilka

Renata Mašková

skriptka Eliška

Jana Pehrová

pedagogický dozor Majka

Lenka Termerová

kostymérka Jana

Zdena Hadrbolcová

učitelka biologie

Vladimír Kudla

fotograf

Eva Lecchiová

učitelka

Jan Kraus

asistent výroby Jura

Nina Bártů

babička ve filmu

Jiří Kostka

dědeček ve filmu

Karel Augusta

řidič nákladního auta

Karel Novák (1)

ředitel školy

Petr Skarke

reportér

Pavlína Mourková

Rosemary Pavlíčková zvaná Rozmarýna

Dana Vávrová

Jana Kopecká

Miloš Štorkán

Kája zvaný Kedlubna

Jiří Zahajský

Pavlíček, otec Rozmarýny

Jana Andresíková

Pavlíčková, matka Rozmarýny

Martin Benoni

asistent kamery

Kateřina Křehnáčová

Maruška

Šárka Joklová

Ivanka

Jitka Kocourková

Nanynka

Alena Becková

Iveta

Ivana Těžká

Olina

Robin Marek

Ivan

Michal Gulyáš

Cipísek

Libor Hynek

Pišta

Daniel Krátký

Ušák

Petr Marek (2)

Nyk

Jiří Petkov

tlouštík Daněček

Tomáš Petr

Adam

Michal Pouzar

Láďa

Michal Spáčil

David

Jan Cmíral

režisér v ateliéru

Jaroslav Čermák

maskér Čermáček

Ivo Černý

rekvizitář

Miroslav Matuška

rekvizitář Matuška

Zdeněk Skalický

rekvizitář

Josef Střecha

kameraman

Tomáš Šimek

Veveřák

Dana Kohoutová

asistentka maskéra

Jan Garaj

osvětlovač

Miloslav Jírovec

osvětlovač

Jiří Novák (osvětlovač)

osvětlovač

Josef Procházka

osvětlovač

František Schwarz

vrchní osvětlovač

Vlastimil Kulíšek

zvukař

Miroslav Helmich

zvukař

V. Janoušek

zvukař

Jiří Štěpánek

zvukař

Josef Záleský

zvukař

Bohuslav Sadílek

stavební služba

Jindřich Sýkora

stavební služba

Jiří Zahrádka

stavební služba

Richard Špůr

služba u kamery

V. Šimeček

služba u kamery

Aleš Václavík

asistent kamery

Jiří Fajt

dubl za dítě v brnění

Věra Černohorská

dubl za Mourkovou

Stanislava Coufalová

zrzka na konkurzu

Veronika Jeníková

Veronika na konkurzu

Michael Hofbauer

rošťák

Sylva Kamenická

holčička na konkurzu

Juraj Zach

asistent v ateliéru

Mikuláš Křen

tříletý chlapeček

František Malý (2)

agregátník

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Drahomíra Králová, Miloš Kohout

Assistant Director

Jaroslav Hrubeš, Eliška Vojtová

Second Unit Photography

Jan Kváča

Camera Operator

Milan Kopecký

Production Designer

Jiří Matolín

Art Director

Adam Hoffmeister

Set Designer

Ivo Černý, Miloš Osvald, Jiří Rulík

Costume Designer

Irena Greifová

Film Editor

Miroslav Hájek

Sound Designer

Dobroslav Šrámek

Titles Designed by

Adam Hoffmeister

Production Manager

Vladimír Vojta

Unit Production Manager

Ivo Pitrák, Milan Brabec

Unit Production Manager

Juraj Zach

Music

Music Composed by

Petr Hapka

Music Performed by

FISYO

Music Conducted by

František Belfín (FISYO)

Songs

Láska, nebe, peklo, ráj, Tak to má být, Sekyra je za dva zlatý, Neviděli jste tu mé panenky, Šel bych za kovboje

Songwriter

Petr Hapka (Láska, nebe, peklo, ráj), Petr Hapka (Tak to má být), lidová píseň (Sekyra je za dva zlatý), lidová píseň (Neviděli jste tu mé panenky), Petr Hapka (Šel bych za kovboje)

Writer of Lyrics

Zdeněk Rytíř (Láska, nebe, peklo, ráj), Zdeněk Rytíř (Tak to má být), Zdeněk Rytíř (Šel bych za kovboje)

Singer

Jana Kratochvílová (Láska, nebe, peklo, ráj), Lenka Kořínková (Tak to má být), dětský sbor (Sekyra je za dva zlatý), dětský sbor (Neviděli jste tu mé panenky), Miloš Štorkán (Šel bych za kovboje), Dagmar Veškrnová (Šel bych za kovboje), Dana Vávrová (Šel bych za kovboje), Pavlína Mourková (Šel bych za kovboje)

Choreographer

Jiřina Kottová

Production info

Original Title

Jak se točí Rozmarýny

English Title

Ring a Ring o’Roses

Copyright

1977

Production Year

1977

Premiere

25.08.1978

Creative Group

Ota Hofman

Technical info

Format

Betacam, DVD

Versions

Czech

Awards

Vítěz

Festival: 2. mezinárodní festival dětských filmů Alençon

1987
Alençon / France

Vítěz

Event: Soutěž belgických filmových distributorů Brusel

1979
Brusel / Belgium

Vítěz

Festival: 18. festival filmů pro děti Gottwaldov

1978
Zlín / Czechoslovakia
Pavlína Mourková

Vítěz

Festival: 18. festival filmů pro děti Gottwaldov

1978
Zlín / Czechoslovakia
Pavlína Mourková