Three from the Seaside

children

Typology

feature

Czech title

Tři od moře

Runtime

68

Country

Czechoslovakia, Bulgaria

Copyright

1979

Production year

1979

Premiere

09.11.1979

Language version

Czech

Director

Jaromír Borek

Screenplay

Jiří Melíšek, Jaromír Borek, Atanas Cenev

Screenstory

Jiří Melíšek

Summary

Screenwriter Jiří Melíšek tackled the theme of the Pioneers (the “scouts”) in two of the scripts he directed at young audiences. In the comedy Ať žijí duchové! (Long Live Ghosts!, 1977), the story of young Pioneers trying to gain a new clubhouse turns into a kind of musical comedy. Tři od moře (Three from the Seaside, 1979) was made to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the founding of the Pioneer organisation, but it is actually a summer adventure comedy which shows that a real Pioneer can handle any situation wherever they are. While returning from an international Jiří Dimitrov Pioneer camp in Kranev, Bulgaria, Olga, Petr and Dušan miss their train because they want to go for a last swim in the sea. So they set out for home on their own, and encounter many different adventures along the way... The film, directed by Jiří Borek, came about as a coproduction with Bulgaria. The starring roles are played by rookie actors Igor Chaun and Eva Jeníčková.

Synopsis

Olga, Petr and Dušan took part in an International young pioneers' camp in Bulgaria. Before their leaving for Czechoslovakia they had last swim in the sea and missed their train. Wearing only swimsuits they set on their way back to the camp. The camp leader takes them into his motorbike sidecar, but at the next station the children can see again just a leaving train. However, people try to help them. So further they travel by an old lorry, on donkeys' backs, in a bark, by a research ship, and finally they are taken to Sofia by a helicopter. There they are taken up by a Czechoslovak embassy which equips them for the rest of their journey. First they fly to Budapest, from where they are supposed to go by train. In Budapest they made mistakes again, though, so they miss the train. They hang about the city out of cash, and reach the Danube. There Dušan notices a tow-boat with a Czechoslovak flag. The tow-boat crew does not reject to help them and carries them to Bratislava. From there they go by a freight-train to Prague. Their train comes to the main station sooner than the train they were supposed to go by from Bulgaria. The master three can meet their friends, camp leaders and parents waiting for them.

Cast

Eva Jeníčková

Olga Javorská

Igor Chaun

Petr Bouška

Jiří Hybša

Dušan Horák

Dosju Dosev

řidič Todor

Ivan Grigorov

správce tábora Georgij

Leopold Haverl

kapitán lodi

Břetislav Slováček

český vedoucí Lukáš

Andrej Kaludov

náčelník tábora

Dimitar Marinov

bulharský pionýr Žoro

Josef Langmiler

úředník velvyslanectví v Sofii

Brigita Hausnerová

slovenská vedoucí na táboře

Alena Janošková

česká vedoucí na táboře

Dimitar Marinov

Zora

Jan Cmíral

Dušanův otec

Mirko Musil

železničář

Igor Nachtigal

pionýr Honza

Petr Skarke

major Bouška, Petrův otec

György Gonda

maďarský taxikář

József Vándor

maďarský řezník

Jaroslav Kvíd

asistent archeologa

Klaudie Hepnerová

pionýrka

Irena Hrachová

pionýrka

Marie Hulešová

pionýrka

Roman Chlup

pionýr

Jan Luxemburk

pionýr

Jiří Pecka

pionýr

Veronika Pollertová

pionýrka

Stanislava Pražáková

pionýrka

Jaroslav Pýcha

pionýr

Renata Stehlíková

pionýrka

Lenka Šormová

pionýrka

Michal Švarc

pionýr

Dimitar Bekjarov

Stefan Čolakov

Nikolaj Kandov

Georgij Kodov

Georgij Širokov

Todor Todorov

Lubomír Šilhavík

dubl za Grigorova

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Rumjana Georgieva, Zdenek Zaoral, Jan Mimra

Assistant Director

Eliška Vojtová, Ignat Tasev

Screenstory

Jiří Melíšek

Second Unit Photography

Rudolf Holan, Milan Ogňanov, Borislav Borozanov

Camera Operator

Bohumír Schwarzer

Production Designer

Ajsidora Zajdner

Art Director

Jiří Petráček

Set Designer

Kliment Avtov, Alexandr Kacarski, Veneta Minčeva, Martin Růžička, Jiří Žůček

Costume Designer

Asja Popova

Sound Designer

Adolf Nacházel

Production Manager

Vladimír Vojta, Valčo Jordanov

Unit Production Manager

Viktorie Čukoranska, Ivan Kacev, Hana Jarošová, Ivo Pitrák

Unit Production Manager

Penčo Dimitrov, Viďo Penev, Milko Šiškov

Music

Music Composed by

Angelo Michajlov

Music Performed by

FISYO

Music Conducted by

Štěpán Koníček (FISYO)

Songs

Nejkrásnější týdny, Tancuj, tancuj, vykrúcaj

Songwriter

Angelo Michajlov (Nejkrásnější týdny)

Writer of Lyrics

Miroslav Černý (Nejkrásnější týdny)

Singer

mužský hlas (Nejkrásnější týdny), Eva Jeníčková (Tancuj, tancuj, vykrúcaj)

Production info

Original Title

Tři od moře

English Title

Three from the Seaside

Parallel Title

Trimata ot moreto

Copyright

1979

Production Year

1979

Premiere

09.11.1979

Creative Group

Ota Hofman, Sovremenik /Sofia/

Technical info

Format

35mm

Versions

Czech

Awards

Vítěz

Festival: 8. festival dětských filmů České Budějovice

1979
České Budějovice / Czechoslovakia