Faithful Love

short-story, narrative

Typology

feature

Czech title

Věrné milování

Runtime

0 min

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1979

Production year

1979

Language version

Czech

Director

Vladimír Drha

povídkový film

Man in Labour

Stories

The Postman, Riddle, Faithful Love

Synopsis

In the middle of a terrible mess in a Prague gallery dwelling the drunk expectant father Böhm is sleeping off a hangover. When he wakes up he omits all personal hygiene and after he gets dressed he sets out from the flat to the city. He rebuffs the porter Rzounková who asks about his wife in the maternal hospital. He is also rude to a woman whom he bluffly pushes away from a telephone box. He calls the maternal hospital and learns he has got a four-kilo son. Then he goes to celebrate immediately to his favourite pub. He treats the barflies and the celebration goes on for several days. Then the angry Rzounková comes to call his attention to the fact his wife with the child came back home. The dirty and drunk Böhm rushes to the room. His tiny wife reacts for the first time and does not let him in. The insulted young man hangs about pubs again and he sleeps in a shelter. Maybe he realizes himself how absurd he is, maybe it helps him when his colleague Kalous tells him that a real man can swallow even a slap. Böhm comes back home with a bunch of flowers and a box of baby clothes which was bought for him by the waitress Jarmila. After he takes a bath and shaves, his wife Jiřina allows him to see her pride - the little son Robert.

Cast

Marie Málková

servírka Jarmila

Lenka Termerová

Jiřina, Böhmova žena

Milada Ježková

domovnice Rzounková

Antonín Trnka

železničář Zrzek

Mnislav Hofmann

prťavý dědek

Milada Vnuková

servírka

Jan Cmíral ml.

voják

Radka Dulíková

vojákova dívka

Alena Fuxová

blondýna

Stanislav Štícha

výčepní

Rudolf Hammer

štamgast

Jiří Flíček

štamgast

Jan Vostracký

štamgast

Alena Frimlová

žena se psem

Jiří Holeček

kostelník

Jiří Koníček

host v hostinci

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Martin Mahdal

Assistant Director

Milena Voborská, Jarmila Kovtanová

Shooting Script

Vladimír Drha

Second Unit Photography

Michal Krob

Camera Operator

Ivan Šimůnek

Production Designer

Jiří Matolín

Set Designer

Karel Kracík, Miloš Sršeň, Dana Smržová, Milan Šefrna

Film Editor

Petr Sitár

Sound Designer

Ladislav Hausdorf

Production Manager

Karel Škop, Blažej Vráb

Unit Production Manager

Juraj Zach, Jiří Holeček

Unit Production Manager

Boris Nakladov

Cooperation

Z. Stančeková, Alena Červená, Růžena Hejsková, Jana Šimonová, Jozef Hrabušický

Music

Music Composed by

Jaromír Vogel

Selected Music

Bedřich Smetana (Prodaná nevěsta /Věrné naše milování/)

Music Performed by

skupina Jaromíra Vogela

Music Conducted by

Jaromír Vogel (skupina Jaromíra Vogela)

Production info

Original Title

Věrné milování

English Title

Faithful Love

Working Title

Sakra chlap

Category

povídka

Typology

feature

Genre

short-story, narrative

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1979

Production Year

1979

Creative Group

Vladimír Kalina

Technical info

Versions

Czech