Where No One Is Allowed

drama, crime, psychological

Typology

feature

Czech title

Kam nikdo nesmí

Runtime

89

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1979

Production year

1979

Premiere

16.11.1979

Language version

Czech

Director

Dušan Klein

Screenplay

Václav Šašek, Dušan Klein

Screenstory

Václav Šašek, Dušan Klein

Summary

The director Dušan Klein specialised in crime dramas, making several successful ventures into the genre. In his film Kam nikdo nesmí (Where No One Is Allowed, 1979) the criminal elements take a back seat as the director explores the moral and psychological consequences of a tragic car accident in which an irresponsible driver takes the life of a young tennis player named Lucie. A criminal investigation inevitably ensues but the audience’s attention is funnelled towards Lucie’s elderly lover, the translator Valenta (played by Eduard Cupák in another top-drawer performance). Valenta is simultaneously trying to heal his relationship with his estranged son Michal who had also become emotionally attached to Lucie. Several retrospectives provide insight into the backgrounds of the main protagonists. Both the tennis environment and Valenta’s occupation served to increase the appeal of the film to audiences. The picture also benefited from some truly excellent acting. In addition to Cupák, Klein cast fresh faces in the main roles: Polish actress Małgorzata Potocka (Lucie) and Slovak actor Juraj Ďurdiak (Michal). Josef Somr plays a more than dependable supporting role as Valenta’s friend. The melancholic atmosphere which pervades this story about a breakdown of trust and our need for surety finds a suitable soundtrack in the song To mám tak ráda (I Like It So Much) by Marie Rottrová.

Synopsis

Lucie Rýdlová is found dead at a destroyed car after a night accident. The seat position shows that she cannot have been driving, and the dissection proves that she had died about four hours after the accident. It is for sure that a timely medical assistance could have saved her life. A pretty young tennis player Lucie lived at her grandmother, because her parents had been working abroad. Criminalists found out that the girl was going out with the interpreter Valenta, who was twenty years older than her, divorced and a bit egoistic man. His teenage son Michal was Lucie's friend and tennis-mate. The young man, who experienced a short love story with Lucie when they both were enjoying a victory in a tennis match, left very frustrated, because of his platonic love to Lucie. She found a dream partner in his father, though. Hearing the news about Lucie's death, Michal suddenly disappears. Valenta has twinges of his conscience for leaving his son alone after the divorce, now trying to compensate by an intensive search for him. Valenta's close friend, a lawyer Marta, finds out that the person, who had left Lucie in the crashed car, was probably someone who obviously was not at all connected with her life. Valenta's relationship to Lucie is shown in retrospect, as well as the fragile affinity between Valenta and Michal. Criminalists finally find Michal at Lucie's grandmother. The person, who committed the crime by leaving a dying girl in a crashed car, was the tennis court manager Buksa who was taking her to his weekend house after she had a rough row with both men.

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Cast

Eduard Cupák

překladatel Valenta

Małgorzata Potocka

tenistka Lucie Rýdlová

Petr Haničinec

kapitán VB Gregor

Juraj Ďurdiak

Michal, Valentův syn

Libuše Geprtová

advokátka Marta

Ivan Luťanský

poručík VB Beran

Karolina Slunéčková

Jarmila, Valentova bývalá žena

Josef Somr

Milan, Valentův kamarád

Věra Galatíková

Boženka, Milanova žena

Karel Heřmánek

tenista Jarýnek

Pavel Zedníček

správce tenisových kurtů Buksa

Eugen Jegorov

docent Slávek Zach, Jarmilin přítel

Karel Augusta

divadelní herec Pokanov

Marie Drahokoupilová

divadelní herečka Jelizaveta

Zita Kabátová

Luciina babička

Alena Procházková

dívka v Čedoku, Luciina přítelkyně

Jan Kanyza

inženýr David

René Přibil

tenisový trenér

Marie Rottrová

zpěvačka

Vlasta Jelínková

Valentova matka

Jaroslav Synák

Valentův otec

Petr Svoboda

Michalův kamarád

Zdeněk Hess

mladík v ateliéru

Vít Pešina

mladík v ateliéru

Jan Malý (2)

mladík v ateliéru

Vlasta Dyndová

dívka v ateliéru

Jiří Nebeský

technik VB

Jarmila Derková

úřednice

Dušan Šimánek

fotograf Kulík

Josef Janoušek (2)

funkcionář

Václav Štercl

funkcionář

Vítězslav Hádl

klavírista

Ivan Havlíček

dlouhán

Milan Pěkný

asistent z televize

Rudolf Vodrážka

asistent ve škole

Jiřina Bílá

žena v Čedoku

Jana Robenková

žena v Čedoku

Milada Vnuková

blondýnka

Eduard Pavlíček

řečník na vernisáži

Miloslav Šindler

televizní redaktor

Michael Tarant

praporčík VB

Carmen Veisová

dívka

Vladimír Dvořák (2)

řidič Volhy

Zdeněk Žofka

dubl za Ďurdiaka - tenista

Jaroslav Suda

dubl

Václav Syřiště

kaskadér - riskantní jízdy

Dubbing

Marta Vančurová

hlas Lucie

Oldřich Kaiser

hlas Michala

Libuše Švormová

hlas Marty

Oldřich Janovský

hlas Slávka Zacha

Ludmila Roubíková

hlas Valentovy matky

Ladislav Šimek

hlas Valentova otce

Crew and creators

Director

Dušan Klein

Second Unit Director

Helena Rohanová

Assistant Director

Jiří Býček, Dagmar Zelenková

Shooting Script

Dušan Klein

Script Editor

Sonja Kroupová

Camera Operator

Vojtěch Kuthan

Production Designer

Vladimír Labský

Set Designer

Zdeněk Jeřábek, Rudolf Kinský, Miroslav Stibr

Costume Designer

Helena Dubová

Film Editor

Jiří Brožek

Sound Designer

Antonín Kravka

Special Effects

Trikový ateliér FSB

Production Manager

Eliška Nejedlá

Unit Production Manager

Jana Koubová, Ladislav Beneš

Unit Production Manager

Dagmar Jonášová, Adriena Váchová

Consultant

Jiří Čermák

Cooperation

Ludvík Malý, Jan Kuděla, Petr Bárta, Eva Horázná, Rimma Stejskalová, O. Křesina, Iren Stehli

Music

Music Composed by

Zdeněk Marat

Music Performed by

FISYO

Music Conducted by

František Belfín (FISYO)

Songs

To mám tak ráda

Songwriter

Alice Dona (To mám tak ráda)

Writer of Lyrics

Jiřina Fikejzová (To mám tak ráda)

Singer

Marie Rottrová (To mám tak ráda)

Production info

Original Title

Kam nikdo nesmí

English Title

Where No One Is Allowed

Copyright

1979

Production Year

1979

Premiere

16.11.1979

Creative Group

Karel Valtera

Technical info

Format

35mm

Versions

Czech