Chicco the Winker

children, narrative

Typology

feature

Czech title

Mrkáček Čiko

Runtime

71

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1982

Production year

1982

Premiere

01.06.1983

Language version

Czech

Director

Věra Plívová-Šimková, Drahomíra Králová

Screenplay

Věra Plívová-Šimková

Screenstory

Věra Plívová-Šimková

Summary

In 1982, experienced creator of children’s films Věra Plívová-Šimková directed another adventure for her young audience. As with her previous film Tony, tobě přeskočilo (Tony, You Are Nuts, 1968), Drahomíra Reňáková-Králová collaborated in the directing. The main character is neurotic 10-year-old pupil Roman Hlava. After having spent several years in Latin America with his parents, he is somewhat lacking in independence and has difficulty adapting to his new environment. Only when he becomes friends with his classmate Pekárek, nicknamed Šmatla, does he find his way to nature and the other children. This holiday story also includes an adventurous plot involving a thief of goshawk chicks… Debuting in the principal part of this agreeable children’s picture is non-professional actor Filip Menzel. He would appear in several other films in subsequent years.

Synopsis

The ten-year old Roman Hlava returns from Latin America after several years spent there with his parents. The parents, however, have not had much understanding for the boy, and he has thus become a helpless boy who keeps winking nervously. In a new school, Roman befriends a schoolmate called Waddler and his big dog, Don. Waddler is a good boy. He adopts Roman as his friend and holds a protective hand over him. He nicknames him the Winker. Waddler is to spend his summer holidays in a camp designed after the "stone age". Dogs, however, are not allowed. But Waddler finds a way - he takes Don and secretly sets off to the camp, taking Winker with them. Once there, the two boys hide in a shelter, observing their friends who have temporarily abandoned the conveniences of modern civilization. Winker experiences many adventures with Waddler and Don, he cures himself of his fear and even stops winking. When he helps save some goshawk chickscubs which a young thief tried to steal and sell, the children adopt him and nickname him Chicco. In the meantime, Roman's parents find out where their son ran away to and come to pick him up. The boy's tic returns immediately as he spots his parent's car in the distance, but then he hears his friends' encouraging him and shouting: "Chiccooooo!!!"

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Cast

Filip Menzel

Roman Hlava zvaný Mrkáček

Jakub Štěpán

Pekárek zvaný Šmatla

Michal Nesvadba

vedoucí pionýrů zvaný Ex

Marcela Peňázová

Korelka, Exova dívka

Vít Olmer

Hlava, Romanův otec

Marie Málková

Hlavová, Romanova matka

Pavel Nový

hajný Puštík

Ivan Vyskočil

výrostek-pytlák

Jiří Prýmek

průvodčí

František Švejda

Puchejř

Michal Červenka

Rorejs

Vladimír Lorenz

Alík

Michal Ryneš

Brejlovec

Petr Tindel

Plašmuška

Josef Vocelka

Sympaťák

Igor Nachtigal

mašinfíra

Gabriela Bešťáková

Šibalka

Pamela Kneschková

Beruška

Jindřich Prouza

kluk

Milena Bryndová

Novinka

Lucie Štáglová

Žížala

Kateřina Štifterová

Veverka

Marcela Dymičová

Chechtavice

Hana Koubová

Zuzi

Soňa Novotná

zdravotní sestra

Elena Strupková

Pekárková

P. Gjurišičová

holčička

Karel Třebický

bratr otce Hlavy

Daniela Wittochová

bratrova manželka

Svatopluk Říčánek

druhý bratr otce Hlavy

Eva Řepíková

manželka druhého bratra

Jiří Kraus

kaskadér

Jaroslav Klenot

kaskadér

Dubbing

Ondřej Kepka

hlas Čika

Ondřej Havelka

hlas Exe

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Martin Mahdal

Assistant Director

Jitka Pistoriusová, Helena Kadlecová

Second Unit Photography

Martin Benoni

Camera Operator

Milan Kopecký

Production Designer

Vladimír Labský

Set Designer

Karel Kracík, Pavel Šoltys, Miloš Sršeň, Milan Šefrna

Costume Designer

Jan Kropáček

Film Editor

Eva Bobková

Sound Designer

Jiří Moudrý

Production Manager

Blažej Vráb

Unit Production Manager

Rudolf Mos, Hana Štefanová

Unit Production Manager

Přemysl Čermák

Consultant

Václav Svoboda (2)

Cooperation

Renata Čihulková, členové Klubu sokolníků při ÚV Českého mysliveckého svazu, Štěpánka Stříbrná, Alena Červená, Helena Lehovcová, František Dvořák

Music

Music Composed by

Petr Hapka

Music Performed by

FISYO

Music Conducted by

František Belfín (FISYO)

Songs

Ruty-šuty, Nech brouka žít

Songwriter

Jaroslav Velínský (Ruty-šuty), Vítězslav Hádl (Nech brouka žít)

Writer of Lyrics

Jaroslav Velinský (Ruty-šuty), Zdeněk Borovec (Nech brouka žít)

Singer

sbor (Ruty-šuty), sbor (Nech brouka žít)

Production info

Original Title

Mrkáček Čiko

English Title

Chicco the Winker

Copyright

1982

Production Year

1982

Premiere

01.06.1983

Creative Group

Stanislav Rudolf

Technical info

Format

Betacam, DVD

Versions

Czech

Awards

Vítěz

Exhibition: 1. mezinárodní přehlídka filmů pro děti a mládež Mar del Plata

1987
Mar del Plata / Argentina

Vítěz

Exhibition: 1. mezinárodní přehlídka filmů pro děti a mládež Buenos Aires

1987
Buenot Aires / Argentina

Vítěz

Festival: 14. mezinárodní festival dětských filmů Chicago

1984
Chicago / United States of America

Vítěz

Festival: 21. mezinárodní festival filmů pro děti a mládež Gijón

1983
Gijón / Spain

Vítěz

Festival: 21. festival českých a slovenských filmů Ostrava

1983
Ostrava / Czechoslovakia
Petr Hapka