What a Brother I Have

comedy

Typology

feature

Czech title

Brácha za všechny peníze

Runtime

83

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1978

Production year

1978

Premiere

25.05.1979

Language version

Czech

Director

Stanislav Strnad

Screenplay

František Vlček, V. P. Borovička

Screenstory

František Vlček, V. P. Borovička

Summary

Family comedy Můj brácha má prima bráchu (My Brother has a Marvellous Brother, 1975) was a box office success that led to the release of a sequel three years later. Both films were directed by Stanislav Strnad. The protagonists of this relaxing motion picture are, as in the initial film, the likable rogue Martin, now 15 years-old, and his older brother Honza – who has had a daughter with his lover – now wife – Zuzana. However, jealousy threatens to destroy their marriage and divorce is only avoided thanks to the resourceful Martin and his friend Magda. Meanwhile, Martin also manages to ensure that their parents let him fulfil his own dream – to become a zoologist. Apart from child actor Roman Čada, veterans Jan Hrušínský and Libuše Šafránková appear in the film. It offers proof that good casting means that the range of traditional Czech films of quality for young audiences even includes movies from the 1970s.

Synopsis

Honza and Zuzana are very young husband and wife. They have a little daughter of whom willingly occasionally take care the grandparents and Honza's fifteen-year-old brother Martin. Zuzana continues studying and Honza devotes all weekends as an amateur competitor to the motor-cycles at the speedway. Zuzana is not interested in motor-cycles. Martin holds responsible for his brother's marriage and at the advice of his friend Magda, who is of the same age, invites her sister-in-law to the club of Hucul horses so that she does not feel bored. But by misfortunes and unexplained quarrels both young husband and wife start being jealous of one another and Honza returns to his parents. Martin for the sake of love to horses wants to become a cattle-breeder but his parents do not agree with it. The enterprising lad find his way to minister of agriculture who some time ago gave him a lift when the lad thumbed his car. Minister arranges for him an excursion to the farmers'cooperative and too, as if "by chance", puts a word for the lad at father Pavelka. The break of the young intensifies and the marriage heads for divorce. Therefore Martin takes away the pram with their child, standing in front of a shop, to Magda. There the little girl plays with a tube of pills and she seems to swallow them up. Martin and Magda call in a doctor. It is he that persuades them that it is not possible to solve problems by kidnapping and helps also settle things with the police. Worries about the child really put Zuzana and Honza together and they both get to know what is important for their relationship.

Cast

Roman Čada

Martin Pavelka zvaný Prcek

Magda Reifová

Magda Morávková, Martinova kamarád

Jan Hrušínský

opravář televizí Honza, Martinův b

Libuše Šafránková

Zuzana, Janova manželka

Vladimír Menšík

František Vrána, Zuzanin otec

Blažena Holišová

Vránová, Zuzanina matka

Josef Bláha

Josef Pavelka, otec Jana a Martina

Slávka Budínová

Slávinka Pavelková, matka Jana a M

Alice Fialková

Martina, dcera Jana a Zuzany

Zdeněk Řehoř

MUDr.Navrátil

Jan Kanyza

právník JUDr.Kulík

Oldřich Velen

nadporučík VB

Jindřich Hinke

závodník Jiří Křížek

Lenka Kořínková

Jiřina, Křížkova sestra

Valentina Thielová

pokladní v samoobsluze

Jiří Bruder

předseda JZD Záře Jan Maštalíř

Lubomír Kostelka

televizní redaktor

Jan Cmíral

trenér

Václav Fišer

ministr zemědělství

Miloslav Homola

vrátný v televizi

František Husák

účetní JZD Záře

Vladimír Krška

člen JZD Jeřábek

Ivo Niederle

člen JZD Tonda

Dana Homolová

Věra Kohoutková, Zuzanina spolužač

Josef Kubíček

ing.Kohoutek, Věřin manžel

Vladimír Hlavatý

vrátný na ministerstvu

Karel Urbánek

poručík VB

Ludmila Roubíková

družstevní kuchařka Lída

Darja Hajská

žena před obchodem

Danuše Klichová

Eva z Hucul klubu

Jana Viščaková

zdravotní sestra

Miroslav Vladyka

Petřík, Martinův kamarád

Josef Vytasil

Břéťa, Martinův kamarád

Alena Kreuzmannová

sekretářka u ministra

Vít Pešina

lékař

Karel Bečka

lékař

František Karas

taneční mistr

Helena Karasová

partnerka tanečního mistra

Martin Kolár

spolužák Zuzany

Jiřina Zemanová

sousedka Kautská

Dagmar Hachová

starší žena

Vladimír Pospíšil

příslušník VB

Karel Hovorka

pořadatel

Karel Chromík

pořadatel

Rudolf Kalina

sekretář

Vlasta Šimáková

televizní cvičitelka

Lenka Valentová

televizní cvičitelka

Dubbing

Jiří Němeček

hlas poručíka VB

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Bohumil Kouba

Assistant Director

Tomáš Urban, Jana Goetzová

Shooting Script

Stanislav Strnad

Script Editor

Pavel Hajný

Second Unit Photography

Ivan Wurm

Production Designer

Oldřich Okáč

Set Designer

Karel Kočí, Vladimír Slepička

Costume Designer

Šárka Hejnová

Film Editor

Miroslav Hájek

Sound Designer

Jiří Pavlík

Production Manager

Jan Balzer

Unit Production Manager

Mach Oldřich (výroba), Zdeňka Černá

Unit Production Manager

Marie Ryšlinková

Consultant

MUDr. Karel Bečka

Cooperation

Helena Matušková, Miloslav Mirvald, Václav Hlávka

Music

Music Performed by

FISYO, Orchestr Karla Vlacha

Music Conducted by

František Belfín (FISYO)

Production info

Original Title

Brácha za všechny peníze

English Title

What a Brother I Have

Copyright

1978

Production Year

1978

Premiere

25.05.1979

Creative Group

Vladimír Kalina

Technical info

Format

35mm , Betacam, DVD

Versions

Czech