No Terminal – Don’t Get Off!

children, comedy

Typology

feature

Lenght

long

Czech title

Nekonečná – nevystupovat

Runtime

84 min

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1978

Production year

1978

Premiere

22.06.1979

Language version

Czech

Director

Radim Cvrček

Summary

An old train guard’s house near a disused rail track is far more attractive to the kids than the boring drill and games in the nearby summer camp. It’s no wonder – idiosyncratic duo Milan and Julo have decided to spend their vacation in the old property. The pair do what they can to protect their privacy against the little invaders, but the children’s desire for some real fun finally wins them over… This 1978 children’s film directed by Radim Cvrček stars the popular Slovak comedians Milan Lasica and Julius Satinský, who also collaborated on the screenplay. It was the first of many Czech films they both starred in and helped to script (including family sci-fi Srdečný pozdrav ze zeměkoule [Cordially from Earth, 1982]). Václav Babka plays the grumpy camp manager with a passion for organised activities.

Synopsis

Two somewhat crazy friends Milan and Julo resolve to have a peaceful holiday in an old guard house that Julo has bought from his uncle. But in the early hours of the very first morning they are woken up by the loud sound of a trumpet. It is the severe supervisor of a nearby recreation centre forcing the children out of their beds and out to exercise drill. To protect themselves from the children, Milan and Julo put up signs saying "private property". The first to disturb their privacy is the supervisor's little granddaughter Miluška, who uses their shed as her gingerbread house. The children in the camp are disgruntled, the supervisor's programme bores them, and so they make up all sorts of other things to do. Martin called Lapka [Highwayman] is particularly good at inventing adventures, as well as at getting into trouble with the supervisor. The children pay no heed to the warning of the guardhouse owners; they find the young men's extravagant behaviour fun. Finally, they all become friends. One evening, Martin has an idea that short-circuits the supervisor's TV and the boy is expelled from the camp. The supervisor takes him to the station but Martin jumps out of the train and moves in with his grown-up friends. Back at home; his parents don't care about him anyway. The children are building a dam on the stream and the grumpy supervisor is finally getting everything organized. Martin accidentally destroys the almost finished structure, but wins over both the children and the supervisor when he does his best to get the things back in order. The summer vacation is over, and Milan and Julo mull over what to do now the children are gone. But Martin is already walking towards them along the rail tracks...

Note

The film was dedicated to the International Year of Child.

Cast

Matej Landl

Martin Havlíček zvaný Lapka

Katka Zatovičová

Pampeliška

Václav Babka

správce Břitva

Martina Kubíčková

Miluška Vycpálková, správcova vnučka

Roman Kudrna

Gagarin

Lubor Čajka

žalobník Zedníček

Miluše Šplechtová

pionýrská vedoucí Olina

Petr Velebný

Menu

Eva Matalová

kuchařka Morávková

Jana Tomečková

Martinova matka

Vladimír Brabec

Martinův otec

Katarína Pravňanská

Katka

Marcela Luxová

Marcela

Martina Kunčíková

Martina

Zdenek Smolka

Zdenek

Hana Šiková

Hana

Zuzana Pravňanská

Zuzka

Renata Pardubová

Renata

Jitka Braborcová

Jitka

Karel Braborec

Kája

Pavel Zálešák

Pavel

Broňa Kocková

Broňa

Jiří Přikryl

Jirka

Dubbing

Kateřina Žalská

hlas Pampelišky

Dáša Zajícová

hlas Milušky

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Zdeněk Zydroň

Assistant Director

Věra Dvořáková, Zuzana Mikulenková

Camera Operator

Juraj Fándli, Arne Parduba

Production Designer

Zdeněk Rozkopal

Set Designer

Josef Šovíček

Costume Designer

Tatiana Kovačevičová

Film Editor

Ivan Matouš

Sound Designer

Lubor Hochmann

Production Manager

Vojtěch Kunčík

Unit Production Manager

Věra Kopecká

Unit Production Manager

Lenka Vlčková

Consultant

Zdeněk Adámek

Cooperation

Marie Vrlová, Petr Sokol, Josef Havlíček

Music

Music Composed by

Harry Macourek

Music Performed by

FISYO

Music Conducted by

František Belfín (FISYO)

Songs

Perníková, perníková, Vítám všechny za rampami, Jedeme vlakem plným kouzel, Malý kúsok fantázie, Carára bum bum

Songwriter

Harry Macourek (Perníková, perníková), Harry Macourek (Vítám všechny za rampami), Harry Macourek (Jedeme vlakem plným kouzel), Harry Macourek (Malý kúsok fantázie)

Writer of Lyrics

Jiří Oulík (Perníková, perníková), Jiří Oulík (Vítám všechny za rampami), Jiří Oulík (Jedeme vlakem plným kouzel), Jiří Oulík (Malý kúsok fantázie)

Singer

Martina Kubíčková (Perníková, perníková), Žaneta Fuchsová (Perníková, perníková), Július Satinský (Vítám všechny za rampami), dětský sbor (Jedeme vlakem plným kouzel), Milan Lasica (Malý kúsok fantázie), sbor (Carára bum bum)

Production info

Original Title

Nekonečná – nevystupovat

English Title

No Terminal – Don’t Get Off!

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

children, comedy

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1978

Production Year

1978

Premiere

22.06.1979

Technical info

Lenght

long

Runtime

84 min

Versions

Czech

Awards

Vítěz

Festival: 8. festival dětských filmů České Budějovice

1979
České Budějovice / Czechoslovakia

Vítěz

Festival: 19. festival filmů pro děti Gottwaldov

1979
Zlín / Czechoslovakia