Forbidden Trip

historical, narrative

Typology

feature

Czech title

Zakázaný výlet

Runtime

71

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1981

Production year

1981

Premiere

01.05.1981

Language version

Czech

Director

Štěpán Skalský

Screenplay

Jiří Cirkl, Štěpán Skalský

Screenstory

Jiří Cirkl

Summary

A historical event provides the background to director Štěpán Skalský’s film drama Zakázaný výlet (Forbidden Trip, 1981); the shootings by armed police into crowds of workers’ children in Radotín on April 20, 1930. The story’s teenage heroine Boženka, the daughter of an impoverished washerwoman from Prague, lives a life of poverty and deprivation. One day her teacher offers her a prominent singing role in the workers’ choir and her life is transformed. However, on a tragic visit to Radotín, she is cruelly reminded of the unjust world she lives in… Talented actress and singer Pavlína Mourková starred in another of the many features that depict the First Czechoslovak Republic as a time of social injustice and oppression. The role of her politically conscious mother, who has been exhausted by years of hard labour, was embodied by the perfectly cast Jana Březinová. Experienced actor Jaroslav Satoranský played the part of the benevolent teacher.

Synopsis

The thirteen-year old girl Boženka Zimová lives with her mother and two younger siblings in a one-room basement flat. There is an economic crisis and the widowed mother earns a living for the family by washing laundry for the wealthy. The earnings are small and Boženka must therefore help out, singing on the street with her uncle Toník, an accordionist. Sometimes they have to run from the police, and Boženka has trouble at school, too. She is introduced to an entirely different world in the homes of her mother's customers where she takes the washed and ironed laundry. She dreams about herself in a beautiful and rich environment. She meets a boy called Pepík, who is a little older than her, and a shy emotion is born between the two. Pepík takes her to the clubroom of the Red Pioneers where Boženka also meets her kind teacher. The girl moreover meets a cabaret singer, Lída, who recollects her street performances. She gives Boženka a dress and even arranges free singing lessons for her with the cabaret piano player. After a quarrel with Lída, Boženka runs away to the clubroom and finds it in flames. The young people, helped by the adults, immediately start building a new clubroom. Lída admits her mistake and reconciles with Boženka. The moments of joy which the girl spent with Pepík are, however, over - the boy's family is moving to the industrial town of Kladno for work. The Pioneers are getting ready for the youth gathering in the village of Radotín, but their schoolmaster bans the trip. The young people nevertheless set off to Radotín. Boženka meets Pepík again. The youth parade is confronted by the gendarmers. Boženka climbs up a hill and starts singing. A salvo rings out and the shot girl falls to the ground. Boženka suffers a severe wound but she eventually recovers after a long treatment.

Note

The film was a contrubution of the Film Studio Barrandov to the 16th Congress of the Czechoslovak Communist Party.

Cast

Pavlína Mourková

Boženka Zimová

Hana Maciuchová

zpěvačka Lída Marková zvaná Lili

Jana Březinová

maminka Zimová

Miloš Kopecký

klavírista

Oldřich Navrátil

harmonikář Tonda, Boženčin strýc

Carmen Mayerová

paní domácí

Monika Kvasničková

Irenka, dcera domácí

Karel Koloušek

strážník

Bohuslav Ličman

velitel četníků

Dana Balounová

domovnice

Karel Fridrich

portýr v kabaretu

Marie Hřebíčková

vedoucí průkopníků

Karel Hábl

otec Irenky

Filip Renč

chlapec-princ

Jovanka Žáková

Anička, sestra Boženky

Filip Žák

Frantík, bratr Boženky

Soňa Novotná

nohatá holčička

Lukáš Bech

usmrkánek

Richard Knotek

střapatý kluk

Jakub Kučera

hubeňour

David Burdych

bosý kluk

Tomáš Šimek

kluk v klubovně

Václav Kotva

hudlifidlista

Jan Cmíral

ředitel školy

Taťána Čechovská

služka

Stanislav Hájek

inspicient

Jiří Bruder

strážník

Vladimír Kratina

tatínek Zima

Vlastimila Vlková

žena peroucí na valše

Ivana Kubicová

tanečnice

Stanislava Martínková

tanečnice

Jana Ostrá

tanečnice

Helena Štěrbová

tanečnice

Jana Robenková

šatnářka

Soňa Aratorová

švadlenka

Jindra Kvardová

žena v okně

Martina Janů

dívka z klubovny

Jindra Peroutková

dívka z klubovny

Regina Zahradníková

dívka z klubovny

Jaroslav Tomsa

muž na chůdách

Tomáš Muchka

poslíček

Ladislav Lahoda

živá reklama

Jaroslav Pechek

živý manekýn

Jiří Gilík

hudebník

Václav Harmáček

hudebník

Michal Hejna

hudebník

Pavel Klikar

hudebník

Jiří Malý

hudebník

Zbyněk Malý

hudebník

Oleg Petruš

hudebník

Milan Pěkný

hudebník

Michal Pospíšil (hudebník)

hudebník

Jiří Serafín

hudebník

Tomáš Velínský

hudebník

Ladislav Zámečník

hudebník

Commentary

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Lada Vacková

Assistant Director

Zdeněk Fiala, Eva Kolářová, Bohumila Potůčková

Screenstory

Jiří Cirkl

Shooting Script

Štěpán Skalský

Second Unit Photography

Zdeněk Prchlík

Camera Operator

Jiří Zavřel

Production Designer

Karel Lier

Set Designer

Milan Bábik, Lubomír Kafka, Jiří Matějka, Eva Slívová, Karel Vaňásek

Costume Designer

Marie Franková

Film Editor

Jiří Brožek

Sound Designer

Karel Jaroš

Production Manager

Jaroslav Kučera

Unit Production Manager

Milan Futera, Milan Brabec

Unit Production Manager

František Nejedlý, Rudolf Mráz, Roman Smítko

Consultant

doc. Václav Pletka, Josef Lipš

Music

Music Composed by

Vlastimil Hála

Selected Music

Zdeněk Fibich (V podvečer /část Poem/)

Music Performed by

Rudolf Suk (/sólo na harmoniku/), FISYO, Originální pražský synkopický orchestr

Music Conducted by

Mario Klemens (FISYO), Pavel Klikar (Originální pražský synkopický orchestr)

Songs

Ulice zpívá /Valčík/, Červený šátečku, kolem se toč, Silnice šedivá, Panenka pro štěstí, Rozkvetlý svět, Hájku, háječku, Šly panenky silnicí, Holka modrooká, Slib, Čo čo san, Spadl lístek z javora, Maninský pochod

Songwriter

Josef Dobeš (Ulice zpívá /Valčík/), Josef Dobeš (Silnice šedivá), Karel Hašler (Panenka pro štěstí), František Škroup (Slib)

Writer of Lyrics

Ladislav Brom (Ulice zpívá /Valčík/), Saša Razov (Silnice šedivá), Karel Hašler (Panenka pro štěstí)

Singer

Ondřej Havelka (Ulice zpívá /Valčík/), Jana Březinová (Červený šátečku, kolem se toč), Pavlína Mourková (Červený šátečku, kolem se toč), Oldřich Navrátil (Silnice šedivá), Pavlína Mourková (Silnice šedivá), Pavlína Mourková (Panenka pro štěstí), dětský sbor (Rozkvetlý svět), sbor (Hájku, háječku), sbor (Šly panenky silnicí), sbor (Holka modrooká), Pavlína Mourková (Slib), Hana Maciuchová (Čo čo san), Originální pražský synkopický orchestr (Čo čo san), Pavlína Mourková (Čo čo san), Pavlína Mourková (Spadl lístek z javora)

Choreographer

Ivana Kubicová

Production info

Original Title

Zakázaný výlet

English Title

Forbidden Trip

Working Title

Povídka z dělnického kalendáře

Copyright

1981

Production Year

1981

Premiere

01.05.1981

Creative Group

Ota Hofman

Technical info

Format

35mm

Versions

Czech

Awards

Vítěz

Festival: 21. festival filmů pro děti Gottwaldov

1981
Zlín / Czechoslovakia