Goslings

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1979

Production year

1979

Premiere

18 January 1980

Runtime

73 min

Category

film

Genre

psychological

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Housata

Czech title

Housata

English title

Goslings

Summary

Karel Smyczek launched his highly successful directing career with Housata (Goslings), a feature film made according to Irena Charvátová's screenplay. The main protagonists of the tragicomic narrative in this 1979 release are girls resident in a boarding house attached to a college for textiles apprentices. Similarly to Forman’s Lásky jedné plavovlásky (Loves of a Blonde, 1965), the female leads in Goslings – sensitive Marie, self-confident Monika and diffident Šárka – also struggle with issues surrounding their first romantic relationships. Marie falls in love with private Oto, to whom she has been writing letters on behalf of stylistically inept Monika. When it comes to light, Marie is shunned by everybody… This is a distinctive film that references the poetic character of 1960s Czechoslovak cinema, with its credible situations and dialogues, as well as its captivating cast. The casting in fact provided opportunities for numerous young performers (Yvetta Kornová, Veronika Gajerová, Jaromíra Mílová and Jaromír Dulava).

Synopsis

Marie, Monika, Šárka, Blanka, Renata, these are just few names of the girls who stay at a boarding-house of the textile vocational school. Each of the girls is different, each has her own fate. The serious and sensitive Marie shares a room with Šárka, a girl from a childern's home and superficial Monika, who is confident due to her provocative beauty and a rich family background. Monika in comparison to other girls has always a boy-friend and still she keeps some in reserve. One of them is lance-corporal Ota from an ad. But Monika cannot write interesting letters, Marie is writing them instead of her. Ota and Marie get to understand each other in the letters and the girl falls in love with the private on a distance. But during the first Ota's visit Monika likes the soldier and so she strives to cover successfully that the nice letters were written by somebody else. Marie is sad and decides to write Ota the truth. The impulsive Šárka, who is personally happy because she is usually invited for weekends in the family of the instructor Marková, reveals Marie's action unintetionally. The conceited Monika breaks the agreed date of Ota and Marie and she wins the shy and indecisive boy again for herself. On top of that she tells all to the other girls who turn away from Marie. Šárka tries to help her in vain. The unhappy Marie stays alone and she has to get over it alone as well.

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Cast

Yvetta Kornová

učnice Marie Zahrádková

Jaromíra Mílová

učnice Šárka

Veronika Gajerová

učnice Monika Havlíková

Svatava Rádková

učnice Blanka

Irena Visnarová

učnice Dana

Božena Blahušová

vychovatelka Bobina

Dagmar Veselá

vedoucí vychovatelka Slávka

Miroslava Vydrová

učnice zvaná Křivačka

Eva Vrbová

učnice Klárka

Lenka Dandová

učnice Marcela, členka školní rady

Veronika Jeníková

učnice Renata

Jaromír Dulava

Dubbing Jan Hartl
svobodník Ota

Jana Vaňková

instruktorka Marková

Jiří Pištěk

Dubbing Pavel Zedníček
Luděk, Blančin přítel

Boris Halmi

opilý Jarouš

Vladimír Mílek

Dubbing Bronislav Poloczek
Václav, Danin milenec

Jaroslava Vysloužilová

Václavova žena

Jiřina Jelenská

hlučná žena v čekárně

Žaneta Fuchsová

Terka, dcera Markové

Nikola Zubalík

Janík, syn Markové

Marika Doleželová

učnice

Ivana Dufková

učnice

Drahomíra Kotlárová

učnice

Daniela Kučerová

učnice

Renata Langerová

učnice

Eva Lesáková

učnice

Jana Mertová

učnice

Jaroslava Saidlová

učnice

Iva Scholasterová

učnice

Karin Szelongová

učnice

Eva Vyroubalová

učnice

Miroslav Neborowský

Jan Stibor

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Ivan Frič

Assistant Director

Radka Dulíková

Script Supervisor

Zdeňka Stiborová

Director of Photography

Jiří Kolín

Second Unit Photography

Vladimír Kolář

Camera Operator

Josef Ryšánek

Production Designer

Boris Halmi

Assistent Production Designer

Josef Havlíček

Set Designer

Ivo Formánek, Emil Hrazdira, Jiří Matějka, Josef Šťovíček

Costume Designer

Kristina Novotná

Assistant Film Editor

Alice Egnerová, Marie Vrlová

Sound Designer

Jiří Moudrý, Jitka Zvirocká (zvukové efekty)

Production Manager

Zdeněk Stibor

Unit Production Manager

Dušan Schaffer, Jindřich Ujčík

Unit Production Manager

Jiří Zemanec

Cooperation

Dagmar Ondrová (klapka), Josef Záleský, Karnola n. p. Krnov, Domov mládeže Střední pedagogické školy v Krnově

Music

Music Composed by

Zdeněk John

Music Performed by

FISYO (Music Conducted by František Belfín)

Songs

Chodíme, chodíme, hore po dědině

Singer ženský sbor

Pramínek vlasů

Songwriter Jiří Suchý
Writer of Lyrics Jiří Suchý
Singer Jaromíra Mílová

Jožin z bažin

Songwriter Ivan Mládek
Writer of Lyrics Ivan Mládek
Singer Ivan Mládek

Kolíne, Kolíne

Songwriter František Kmoch
Writer of Lyrics František Kudrna
Singer dívčí hlas

Robinson

Songwriter Josef Kolín
Writer of Lyrics Vladimír Čort
Singer Jiří Korn

Přijede k nám tchyně

Songwriter Zdeněk John
Writer of Lyrics Michael Prostějovský
Singer ženský hlas

Já ráda spím

Songwriter Zdeněk John
Writer of Lyrics Michael Prostějovský
Singer dívčí hlas

Balón

Songwriter Zdeněk John
Writer of Lyrics Michael Prostějovský
Singer mužský hlas

Bláznova ukolébavka

Songwriter Pavel Dydovič
Writer of Lyrics František Řebíček
Singer ženský hlas

Neopatrný křeček

Songwriter Ivan Mládek
Writer of Lyrics Ivan Mládek
Singer Eva Janoušková (2)sbor

Production info

Original Title

Housata

Czech Title

Housata

English Title

Goslings

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

psychological

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1979

Production Year

1979

Premiere

premiere 18 January 1980 /suitable for youths/

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

73 min

Original length in metres

2 087 meters

Distribution carrier

16mm, 35mm

Aspect ratio

1:1,66

Colour

colour

Sound

sound

Sound system/format

mono

Versions

Czech

Dialogue languages

Czech

Subtitles languages

without subtitles

Opening/End credits languages

Czech

Awards

Vítěz

Festival: 17. filmový festival mladých Trutnov

2015
Trutnov / Czechoslovakia
Karel Smyczek

Vítěz

Festival: 3. mezinárodní festival filmů pro děti a mládež Tomar

1982
Tomar / Portugal

Vítěz

Festival: 2. [též uváděný jako 16.] mezinárodní festival mladého filmu Hyères

1980
Hyères / France

Vítěz

Festival: 18. festival českých a slovenských filmů Košice

1980
Košice / Czechoslovakia

Vítěz

Festival: 2. festival československé filmové veselohry Nové Město nad Metují

1980
Nové Město nad Metují / Czechoslovakia
Veronika Gajerová

Vítěz

Festival: 2. festival československé filmové veselohry Nové Město nad Metují

1980
Nové Město nad Metují / Czechoslovakia
Jaromíra Mílová

Vítěz

Festival: 31. filmový festival pracujících – léto ´80

1980
63 měst / Czechoslovakia

Vítěz

Festival: 2. festival československé filmové veselohry Nové Město nad Metují

1980
Nové Město nad Metují / Czechoslovakia
Yvetta Kornová

Vítěz

Festival: 30. filmový festival pracujících – léto ´79

1979
62 měst / Czechoslovakia