When Teeth are Coming Through

narrative

Typology

feature

Czech title

Když se prořezávají zoubky

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1980

Production year

1980

Language version

Czech

Director

Antonín Kopřiva

Screenplay

Alois Ditrich, Zdena Šišová, Antonín Kopřiva

Synopsis

Bětka came to Prague from South Moravia to study stomatology. At the train station she met Vavřinec, who wants to study the same. Bětka's uncle, receptionist Dopita offered to put in a good word for her, but she had refused. Unlike Vavřinec, she was not accepted to study. Now doctor Vokřál, a stomatologist and university teacher, an acquaintance of Bětka's uncle, comes handy. An old bachelor takes care of the young girl, sending her textbooks via Vavřinec. The young man is looking for her several times with no success. Bětka is pushing her way through, being assisted by a taxi-driver and a pimp Valentin. Vavřinec finally finds Bětka, visiting her at women boarding house. Due to his unannounced visit, she is fired from the hostel. Bětka stays overnight at Vavřinec's apartment and decides to take the life in her hands. She attracts professor Vokřál, moves into his flat and while the old bachelor in love washes up, she is revising for the entrance exams to stomatology.

Cast

Václav Koubek

Vavřinec

Darek Vostřel

zubař MUDr. Jindřich Vokřál

Zdeněk Ornest

recepční Josef Dopita, Bětčin strýc

Jaroslav Drbohlav

taxikář Valentin

Nina Divíšková

vedoucí ubytovny

Růžena Smolíková

tlustá žena

Inka Čekanová

zdravotní sestra

Crew and creators

Camera Operator

Vladimír Kýbl

Make-Up Artist

Marie Džbánková

Film Editor

Rudolf Kudrnáček

Sound Designer

Josef Hubka

Consultant

MUDr. V. Kadleček, MUDr. J. Kuthanová

Pedagogical management

Václav Vorlíček (režie), Viola Zelenková (produkce), Alois Fišárek (střih), Jan Kališ (kamera)

Cooperation

Václava Benešová, Václav Bouček, Pavel Špatný, Milan Šteindler, Karel Štorkán (2), M. Kulhavá, W. Oerter

Production info

Original Title

Když se prořezávají zoubky

English Title

When Teeth are Coming Through

Copyright

1980

Production Year

1980

Production

Studio FAMU

Technical info

Versions

Czech