A Weekend without Parents

comedy

Typology

feature

Czech title

Víkend bez rodičů

Runtime

85

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1981

Production year

1981

Premiere

12.02.1982

Language version

Czech

Director

Jiří Hanibal

Screenplay

Miroslav Sovják, Jiří Hanibal

Screenstory

Miroslav Sovják

Summary

Feckless van driver Milan Nedoma, and Dita, the daughter of a state company manager, fall in love. Though Dita’s father is unimpressed with his daughter’s suitor, he nonetheless permits the relationship to continue for the sake of Dita’s happiness. But Nedoma turns out to be something of a problematic partner – for he refuses to set aside his noble morals and simply opt for a comfortable family life under the wings of Dita’s parents. This moralising drama from director Jiří Hanibal serves as a critique of provincial practices, living on via the families of highly-placed functionaries. Hanibal teamed-up with writer Miroslav Sovják for the script, which serves as a contemporary 1981 representation of the official “party-line” view of such social and relationship issues. Marcel Vašinka takes the lead role in this run-of-the-mill film. Dita is played by Milena Steinmasslová. Vladimír Menšík and Zdena Hadrbolcová offer lively performances as the parents.

Synopsis

Milan Nedoma works as a company truck driver. He is rather careless, spending his leisure time in a pub with friends over beer and cards or by fleeting love affairs. He comes to like a new young cashier in the company and immediately begins to court her. Dita, as is the girl's name, becomes interested in Milan, too, and so she accepts his invitation for a cofee and later also to the lodging house where the man lives. Milan later learns that Dita is the daughter of the deputy director, Vaněk. But Vaněk does not like Milan and tries to quash the daughter's affair. Dita, however, finds a way. She stops going to the cottage with her parents and reportedly spends her free days with her friend Marcela who has a baby. In fact, she is with Milan in the family villa during the weekends. Dita's lie is revealed. The father is upset but the mother sees a groom for her daughter in Milan and she gets her way - Milan moves in with them. Everything goes well in the beginning but the young man soon gets bothered that someone else organizes his life all the time. He is also annoyed by the mockery of his friends with whom he used to enjoy a free life before. His return to his old tracks ends up pitifully. He is brought back to the family by a police patrol just at the same time as the Vaněks are being visited by his parents. The event results in a scandal after which Milan decides to leave. He also tries to convince Dita to leave her parents with him. Dita hesitates but finally catches up with Milan with two suitcases. She loves him and wants to live with him.

Cast

Marcel Vašinka

řidič Milan Nedoma

Milena Steinmasslová

pokladní Dita Vaňková

Vladimír Menšík

náměstek Eduard Vaněk, Ditin otec

Zdena Hadrbolcová

Eliška, Vaňkova manželka, Ditina matka

Miroslav Babuský

Olin, Milanův spolubydlící

Dáša Neblechová

Nedomová, Milanova matka

Robert Vrchota

Nedoma, Milanův otec

Karel Koloušek

skladník Procházka

Miroslav Zounar

Vavruška

Dagmar Veškrnová

Magda, Milanova milenka

Antonín Molčík

Pepa, Magdin další milenec

Alois Švehlík

Lojza, Vavruškův spolubydlící

Václav Štekl

správce ubytovny Mareš

Karel Urbánek

vedoucí dopravy František

Radúz Chmelík

právník

Věra Koktová

sekretářka Evička

Vlasta Žehrová

Ilonka, Ditina kamarádka

Karel Gult

úředník Láďa, Ditin manžel

Jaroslav Tomsa

surovec Fany/kaskadér

Jana Švandová

partnerka Fanyho

Dana Batulková

Milanova sestra

Miloš Vávra

Vaňkův řidič

Vladimír Míka

podpraporčík VB

Jan Vágner

nadstrážmistr VB

Roman Hemala

ředitel

Karel Hovorka

karbaník

Arnošt Proschek

karbaník

Lenka Jedličková

slečna

Jana Vacíková

vrátná/přítelkyně

Olga Jungová

uklízečka

Václav Hrůza

řidič ředitele

Jan Kolenatý

chodec

Mirko Musil

chodec

Jana Robenková

sousedka

Daniel Rous

nadstrážmistr VB

Robert Vacík

příslušník VB

Josef Střecha

člen komise

Jiřina Bílá

zapisovatelka

Ladislav Lahoda

kaskadér

Dubbing

Jana Andresíková

hlas sekretářky

Jiří Zahajský

hlas řidiče

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Jiří Mikeťuk

Assistant Director

Robert Vacík, Magda Vodičková

Screenstory

Miroslav Sovják

Shooting Script

Jiří Hanibal

Script Editor

Vladimír Bor

Second Unit Photography

Kamil Kadeřábek

Camera Operator

Václav Zajíček

Production Designer

Jaroslav Krška

Set Designer

Karel Kracík, Miloš Sršeň, Milan Šefrna

Costume Designer

Marta Kaplerová

Film Editor

Zdeněk Stehlík

Sound Designer

Jiří Lenoch

Production Manager

Josef Císař

Unit Production Manager

Bohdan Kysil, Jaroslava Pražská

Unit Production Manager

Jana Jeřábková, Bohumil Vlach

Cooperation

Zina Kršková, Erika Vojáčková, Zdeněk Suchý, Jiří Zahrádka, Ludvík Široký

Music

Music Performed by

FISYO

Music Conducted by

Mario Klemens (FISYO)

Production info

Original Title

Víkend bez rodičů

English Title

A Weekend without Parents

Working Title

Panský kočí

Copyright

1981

Production Year

1981

Premiere

12.02.1982

Creative Group

Miloš Brož

Technical info

Format

35mm , Betacam

Versions

Czech