Meeting in July

comedy

Typology

feature

Czech title

Setkání v červenci

Runtime

82

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1978

Production year

1978

Premiere

14.07.1978

Language version

Czech

Director

Karel Kachyňa

Screenplay

Ota Hofman, Karel Kachyňa

Screenstory

Ota Hofman

Summary

Long-time screenwriter Ota Hofman is most particularly connected with the creation of children’s features directed by Jindřich Polák. However, he also worked with Karel Kachyňa. Over 1973-1978 they realised four features together: teenage romance Láska (Love, 1973), children’s retro title Robinsonka (The Girl Robinson, 1974), fairytale Malá mořská víla (Little Mermaid, 1976) and comedy romance Setkání v červenci (Meeting in July, 1978). This feature lightly approaches a theme considered a little bold for the time – a love romance between a teacher and her student. High school student Jakub (the then 23-year-old Oldřich Kaiser) has to resit an English language exam, and to get him ready his wealthy parents pay for him to attend a holiday language course. It turns out that the course is being headed by the despised, divorced teacher Klára (Daniela Kolářová), the person who failed Jakub in his exam. But Klára’s five-year-old son (Tomáš Holý) is in need of a new daddy – and he is unmistakeably in favour of the unexpected feelings that arise between the apparently disparate couple.

Synopsis

Klára Fišerová, a divorced English teacher and mother of a five year old David, meets in a holiday language course accidentally her student whom she let fail. Jakub is also disappointed that in the course where he will study for his second examination, he will be taught again by the hated Fišerová. He decides to "pepper" her stay properly. He uses for it the teacher's little son with whom he plays all kinds of tricks. The vivid David likes Jakub very much as well as all the tricks they play together. In the end, just due to David's influence Klára and Jakub will be more than a teacher and a student. Klára has a serious relationship with a forty years old Eda. She visits him together with David and Jakub in the house where he stays with his mother. Eda and his mother too don't like David and therefore they suggest to Klára to send the son to her mother. After this snobbish visit Klára realizes that she does not love Eda and she accepts Jakub's pure love. She strolls with him the whole night. Jakub and Klára experience moments of pure happiness also in the following days. The small David is happy too. The older Klára realizes that this relationship cannot last forever. She decides to leave before the end of the course. But her son forces her to come back. It seems that at least for the moment everything is all right.

Note

The film was budgeted together with the picture Waiting for the Rain.

Cast

Daniela Kolářová

učitelka angličtiny Klára Fišerová

Oldřich Kaiser

student Jakub Hejna

Tomáš Holý

David, Klářin syn

Svatopluk Matyáš

Eda, Klářin přítel

Vlasta Fabianová

Edova matka

Emma Černá

učitelka Vlasta

Roman Čada

student Tomáš

Jaroslav Drbohlav

učitel ruštiny

Don Sparling

učitel angličtiny

Lenka Pichlíková

studentka Milena

Hana Kazdová

studentka Helena

Daniela Vacková

studentka Alena

Milada Vnuková

studentka Olina

Zuzana Fišerová

studentka Zuzana

Vladimíra Wackenreuterová

studentka

Renata Bauerová

studentka

Dagmar Čárová

studentka

Petr Bednář

student

Michal Pešek

student

Pavel Marek

student

František Michálek

instruktor jízdy na koni

Slávka Hamouzová

prodavačka v konzumu

Commentary

Dubbing

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Milada Mikešová

Assistant Director

Stanislava Hutková, Anna Lackovičová

Screenstory

Ota Hofman

Shooting Script

Karel Kachyňa

Script Editor

Jan Otčenášek

Second Unit Photography

Oldřich Hubáček

Camera Operator

Bohumil Rath

Production Designer

Karel Vacek

Set Designer

Josef Večerek, Jiří Žůček

Film Editor

Miroslav Hájek

Sound Designer

Pavel Jelínek

Production Manager

Miloš Stejskal, Karel Vejřík

Unit Production Manager

Vlasta Synkulová, Kučera Jaroslav (výroba), Markéta Weissová

Unit Production Manager

Viktor Schwarcz

Cooperation

Dana Průchová, Vladimír Souček, Ludvík Široký, Jan Sedláček (2)

Music

Music Composed by

Zdeněk Liška

Music Performed by

FISYO

Music Conducted by

František Belfín (FISYO)

Production info

Original Title

Setkání v červenci

English Title

Meeting in July

Copyright

1978

Production Year

1978

Premiere

14.07.1978

Creative Group

Vladimír Kalina

Technical info

Format

35mm , Betacam, DVD

Versions

Czech

Awards

Vítěz

Festival: 17. mezinárodní filmový festival Panama

1979
Panama / Panama

Vítěz

Festival: 17. mezinárodní filmový festival Panama

1979
Panama / Panama
Tomáš Holý