The Postman

short-story

Typology

feature

Czech title

Poštovský panáček

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1979

Production year

1979

Language version

Czech

Director

Zdeněk Troška

Screenplay

David Jan Novotný

Screenstory

David Jan Novotný

Povídkový film

Man in Labour

Stories

The Postman, Riddle, Faithful Love

Synopsis

Anna, the wife of a postman from a Giant Mountains village is brought by an ambulance car to the maternal hospital for the third time. Lojza Panáček believes that after two daughters he will get a son. The eight year old exemplary pupil Andulka goes to school and the shop-assistant Erika takes care of the little Maruška. Lojza sets out for his usual round, under which he brings besides mails also ordered food to older people living up the mountains. The small Libor, a son of holiday makers from Prague walks often with him. Lojza teaches him to ski, he does not laugh at his lack of skill as his father, who often punishes Libor for minor knaveries too hard. This time the postman refuses Libor's company. Already at the ski lift Lojza learns he has a third daughter. Libor wants to tell him the news too and he sets off uphill despite of the bad weather. In the sharp wind he almost falls in the huge gorge. Lojza finds him fortunately, but they have to find an emergency shelter in the sudden snowstorm. They eat the food which Lojza did not manage to deliver. Libor's desperate parents call urgently the Mountain Rescue Service, but they cannot find anybody. At night Libor disappears from the shelter. He is afraid his father will punish him therefore he set off home in the dark and in the snowstorm. Fortunately Panáček found him ice cold in the snow-drift not far off. In the morning the sky is clear again and the members of the Mountain Rescue Service find both missing persons soon. Libor is quickly brought to a doctor. Only the fed up Lojza complains bitterly to his friend- why doesn't he also have such a boy?

Cast

Petr Pospíchal

listonoš Lojza Panáček

David Marvan

Libor, kluk z Prahy

Daniela Bartáková

Anna, Panáčkova žena

Žaneta Fuchsová

Andulka, dcera Panáčkových

Magdalena Thořová

Mařenka, mladší dcera Panáčkových

Simona Stašová

prodavačka Erika

Miroslav Běloušek

Liborův otec

Eva Marešová

Liborova matka

Alena Karešová

poštmistrová

Vlastimila Vlková

Dvořáčková

Zdeněk Mošnička

Valenta

Václav Syřiště

řidič sanitky

František Velíšek

rekreant

Josef Hochmann

Umlauf

Jaroslav Koldovský

člen Horské služby

Karel Novák (4)

člen Horské služby

Josef Mrtka

člen Horské služby

Stanislav Paulů

člen Horské služby

Václav Kvírenc

člen Horské služby

Jiří Dunka

člen Horské služby

Jaroslav Šípek

člen Horské služby

Ludvík Strejček

člen Horské služby

Stanislav Šafář

člen Horské služby

Jiří Šlechta

člen Horské služby

Vladislav Kmoch

člen Horské služby

P. Kovanda

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Jiří Kratochvíl

Assistant Director

Jarmila Kovtanová

Shooting Script

Zdeněk Troška

Camera Operator

Emil Hora

Production Designer

Jindřich Goetz

Film Editor

Petr Sitár

Sound Designer

Adolf Böhm

Production Manager

Blažej Vráb, Karel Škop

Unit Production Manager

Jan Janda, Rudolf Mos

Unit Production Manager

Hana Štěpanová

Cooperation

Helena Kadlecová, Ivan Minář, Rimma Stejskalová, Eva Horázná

Music

Music Composed by

Harry Macourek

Music Performed by

FISYO

Music Conducted by

Štěpán Koníček (FISYO)

Production info

Original Title

Poštovský panáček

English Title

The Postman

Copyright

1979

Production Year

1979

Creative Group

Vladimír Kalina

Technical info

Versions

Czech