Vindobona

narrative

Typology

feature

Czech title

Vindobóna

Runtime

0 min

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1980

Production year

1980

Language version

Czech

Director

Jaroslav Hanuš

Synopsis

After his graduation from a secondary school, Mirek Šilhavý starts working at a train station. He is disappointed with his work among the shunters and feels far above them - he has secondary education! He looks down on his colleagues and his main enemy is the oldest member of the team, nicknamed Vindobón. Without any feeling of responsibility he has a one-night love affair with an older ticket office worker Růža, who has had a long-term relationship with the railwayman Franta.Vindobón is also interested in Růža and even proposes to her. During one night, after their duties, the whole team takes a track inspection railcar and goes to their favourite pub. Here, Mirek refuses to have a beer with his workmates and tells them how low opinion he has of them. During the return journey, the trolley breaks down. A catastrophe is about to happen, as the fast train called Vindobona, is to pass on the same track in only twenty minutes. The men are trying to repair the trolley and Mirek runs away. Everybody sees it as cowardice, but Mirek runs to the closest station to make the station master stop the train. He gets there too late, but manages to get the train on a different track. After the dangerous event, everybody goes to the pub. Vindobón sits down to drink beer with Mirek. Mirek sees Růža with Franta and destroys the letter in which she accepts Vindobón's proposal.

Cast

Oldřich Kaiser

Mirek Šilhavý

Miriam Kantorková

pokladní Růžena

Gustav Opočenský

posunovač Josef zvaný Vindobón

Bronislav Poloczek

výpravčí

Oldřich Vlach

železničář Franta

Václav Lohniský

hostinský

Jaroslav Cmíral

posunovač

Pavel Zedníček

posunovač

Jiří Lábus

strojvůdce

Milada Ježková

hostinská

Dubbing

František Filipovský

hlas hostinského

Alena Karešová

hlas z rozhlasu

Crew and creators

Screenplay

Jaroslav Hanuš

Film Editor

Pavol Martiška

Sound Designer

Josef Hubka

Pedagogical management

Viola Zelenková (produkce), Čestmír Církva (střih), Jan Kališ (kamera), Antonín Kachlík (režie)

Cooperation

Bohouš Dvořák, Jiří Hubač (produkce), Josef Nekvasil, zaměstnanci Železniční stanice Benešov, zaměstnanci Železniční stanice Čerčany

Music

Songs

Strahováček

Songwriter

Karel Hašler (Strahováček), skupina Pink Floyd

Writer of Lyrics

Karel Hašler (Strahováček)

Production info

Original Title

Vindobóna

English Title

Vindobona

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

narrative

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1980

Production Year

1980

Production

Studio FAMU

Technical info

Versions

Czech