Man overboard!

children, narrative

Typology

feature

Czech title

Muž přes palubu

Runtime

81

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1980

Production year

1980

Premiere

04.09.1981

Language version

Czech

Director

Jaromír Borek

Screenplay

Ivo Pelant

Screenstory

Ivo Pelant

Summary

Ivo Pelant made his breakthrough at the beginning of the 1980s thanks to his cooperation with co-screenwriter Radek John and director Karel Smyczek. Their films Jen si tak trochu písknout (Just to Whistle a Bit, 1980), Jako zajíci (Like Rabbits, 1981), Sněženky a machři (Snowdrops and Daredevils, 1982) offered new, more realistic views of contemporary teenage heroes. But prior to these features, Pelant had participated in making the family film Muž přes palubu (Man overboard!), shot in 1980 by Jaromír Borek. It is a motion picture that does not want for critical tones. The film tells the story of 10-year-old David, whose stay with a children’s yachting group is complicated by the arrogance and bullying of Olda, the son of the group’s leader. Dramatic events at a competition open David’s eyes, but at the same time he can forget his dream of sailing at the regatta in Finland... Pelant and Borek continued their cooperation with Kluk za dvě pětky (Cheap Labour, 1983), in which Viktor Král, the talented actor who played David, featured in a side role.

Synopsis

Ten-year-old David joins a sailing club. He trains hard and helps repair the sailing boats, but people have to take turns actually sailing. The club chairman Vala wants David to sail with his son Olda. Olda's previous team mate Béďa has grown too fast, but with little David Olda could win a place on the regatta to Finland. Olda is arrogant and accustomed to winning with little effort; he bullies David and calls him "Greenhorn". He makes David his servant and blames him when things go wrong. The coach Kocour requests in vain that the sailing club committee buy a bus for the club. He himself is neglecting his own family for the sake of sailing. David's father explains to his son that nothing is worth the humiliation he is being put through. The disappointed Kocour resigns from his function as coach. During a race on the Lipno reservoir, the boys are doing well but then their boat turns over in the strong wind because Olda makes a mistake. Olda promises David he will never call him "Greenhorn" again if they manage to right the boat and finish the race, but as soon as the boat is right side up, Olda forgets his promise. Angry David jumps into the waves of the turbulent lake and swims away. Olda's father Vala is furious with his son and the two set off to look for the missing boy. They find him at the police station. David tells Vala that he is determined never to sail with Olda again. – After his swim in the lake David falls ill. When he finally returns to the marina, he finds neither Olda nor Béďa there. They have gone to sail in a regatta to Finland. But David's gloom does not last long. Kocour arrives at the shipyard with the children who are cheering because they have finally been given their own bus.

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Cast

Viktor Král

jachtař David Kubíček

René Bílek

jachtař Olda Vala

Ivan Vyskočil

trenér Michal Kocourek zvaný Kocour

Alois Švehlík

vedoucí oddílu Václav Vala, Oldův otec

Jiří Havel

Kubíček, Davidův otec

Miroslava Hozová

Kubíčková, Davidova matka

Miroslav Švejda

JUDr. Šícha

Pavel Jiras

Krása

Renáta Doleželová

Kocourova žena

Milada Bednářová

Alenka

Ladislav Trojan

funkcionář tělovýchovného ústředí

Jiří Kaňák

Béďa Hudec

Daniel Šedivák

Dalík Soukup

Lukáš Hraběta

Dan, Dalíkův bratr

Zora Vesecká

Jana

Jan Papež

Jindra

Jan Šedivý

Pavel

Dominika Štípková

Květa

Jaroslav Suchánek

televizní reportér

Renáta Pronová

Marta

Miriam Chytilová

Povídalka

Alan Kubant

Kája Machoň

Leoš Rousek

Míla, Kájův bratr

Mirko Musil

správce Benda

Vlastimila Vlková

správcová

Stanislav Hájek

dědeček Krása

Marie Štrampachová

babička Krásová

MUDr. Josef Jonáš

lékař

Dalimil Klapka

hospodář oddílu

Jan Kotva

Machoň

Jaromír Kučera

otec jachtaře s lodí Flying necky

Daniela Vacková

uplakaná maminka

Dalibor Štys

vrchní rozhodčí Brodský

Jindřich Goetz

člen výboru

Radek Štícha

člen oddílu

Věra Juřicová

členka oddílu

členové jachtařských oddílů

Dubbing

Jan Pohan

hlas vrchního rozhodčího Brodského

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Zdeněk Troška

Assistant Director

Zdeněk Podhola, Kryštof Hanzlík, Jindřiška Novotná

Screenstory

Ivo Pelant

Screenplay

Ivo Pelant

Shooting Script

Jaromír Borek

Script Editor

Pavla Frýdlová

Second Unit Photography

Pavel Dosoudil

Camera Operator

Lubomír Moravec, David Remunda

Production Designer

Jindřich Goetz

Set Designer

Ivo Černý, Jiří Broum, Jiří Rulík

Sound Designer

Jiří Hora

Production Manager

Miroslav Smrček

Unit Production Manager

Hana Jarošová, Viktor Schwarcz

Unit Production Manager

Jana Příkaská, Luděk Blažek

Consultant

Ing. J. Štys, Ivo Pelant

Cooperation

TJ Slavoj Vyšehrad, Zdenka Horáková, TJ Tatran Praha 7, Ivan Minář, TJ Vodní sporty Praha, TJ Černá v Pošumaví, TJ Dopravních podniků města Brna, Hana Vítková (2), Eliška Willigová, Růžena Hejsková, Jaromír Švarc

Music

Music Composed by

Petr Hapka

Music Performed by

FISYO

Music Conducted by

Mario Klemens (FISYO)

Songs

Ve strážním koči, Tuhle rundu platím já

Songwriter

Vladimír Eddy Fořt (Ve strážním koči), lidová anglická píseň (Tuhle rundu platím já)

Writer of Lyrics

Vladimír Eddy Fořt (Ve strážním koči), Ivo Fischer (Tuhle rundu platím já)

Singer

dětský sbor (Ve strážním koči), Daniel Šedivák (Tuhle rundu platím já), Lukáš Hraběta (Tuhle rundu platím já)

Production info

Original Title

Muž přes palubu

English Title

Man overboard!

Copyright

1980

Production Year

1980

Premiere

04.09.1981

Creative Group

Ota Hofman

Technical info

Format

35mm , Betacam

Versions

Czech

Awards

Vítěz

Festival: 21. festival filmů pro děti Gottwaldov

1981
Zlín / Czechoslovakia
Jaromír Borek

Vítěz

Exhibition: 13. národní přehlídka filmů pro děti Ostrov nad Ohří

1981
Ostrov nad Ohří / Czechoslovakia
Viktor Král

Vítěz

Festival: 21. festival filmů pro děti Gottwaldov

1981
Zlín / Czechoslovakia
Viktor Král