Time You Were Married, Eva

narrative

Typology

feature

Czech title

Evo, vdej se!

Runtime

78

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1983

Production year

1983

Premiere

01.11.1984

Language version

Czech

Director

Jaroslava Vošmiková

Screenplay

Halina Pawlowská

Screenstory

Halina Pawlowská

Summary

Halina Pawlowská’s first professional script, which she wrote whilst studying at FAMU in Prague, was for this 1983 feature film. With a tragicomic tone, she tells the story of a teacher, Eva Šebková, who has just started her first job at a school on an estate. In a feminised environment, the lonely young woman finds it difficult to meet people. Nor is her new friend, neighbour Dáša, much help as she vainly attempts to find her a suitable boyfriend. Apart from problems with work and at her new flat, our heroine also faces difficulties with various men, whose suitability and credibility are, to say the least, questionable. The director, Jaroslava Vošmiková, chose the now forgotten Jindra Bartošová for the title role. The part of hair stylist Dáša, however, went to Veronika Jeníková. Well-known actors crop up as Eve’s suitors, as well as her colleagues from school.

Synopsis

The twenty-five year old Eva Šebková moves to her new one-room flat on a housing estate. The plump young teacher starts in her first job. She is introduced to the other teachers in the staffroom. They are all women except the young gym teacher. The ninth-graders are barely manageable and Eva's friendly behaviour does not always find a positive response. The young woman furnishes her flat and copes with its numerous defects with alternating success. She notices a young handsome bearded guy in a crowded bus. The smarmy fop Bartoš invites Eva for a neighbourly visit, but she refuses despite being single. The loud singing and guitar playing from the flat next door makes her ring the bell under the false pretence of borrowing some salt. The door is opened by the talkative hairdresser Dáša, a girl equally as plump as Eva - and also the wife of the bearded young man from the bus, the conservatoire student Honza. Dáša and Eva's mother Šebková try to find her a man. Eva fixes her skirt, torn during a lesson, in the flat of the school caretaker and bachelor Koudelka during the break. Koudelka creates "works of art" out of nylon, and he likes Eva. But he is not the right one, and neither are the other wooers, found mainly through newspaper advertisements. Dáša introduces Eva to a film directing student Pavel. But the girl likes Honza. She attends an experimental theatre performance with the two guys. When the show is over, Honza invites the high-spirited group of actors for a party. Dáša would not let them into the flat, and Honza thus pulls the guests to Eva's, who eventually runs away from them. Problems keep piling up. The noisy party results in the neighbours' complaining. Eva refuses a bribe from the father of one of her poor students and he seeks revenge by claiming that she actually asked for the bribe. Eva is hauled over the coals to the schoolmaster. Honza surprises her with his declaration of love, and when Dáša leaves Prague for a pig-slaughtering feast, she spends a night with him. Dáša returns to Prague and finds out what happened, but she is in no way startled. Although Honza is a philanderer, he would never leave her. Eva is humiliated by her comment that Honza has never cheated on her with a really pretty girl. Eva realizes that Honza's likeable appearance conceals nothing but a poseur who blatantly lets himself be supported by his petty-bourgeois wife. When Eva almost loses hope, a young plumber sent over by Eva's parents shows up at her door. The gallant young man repairs everything in her flat and refuses any payment. It seems that his visit will not be the last one.

Cast

Jindra Bartošová

učitelka Eva Šebková

Veronika Jeníková

kadeřnice Dáša, Evina sousedka

Vladimír Kratina

student konzervatoře Honza, Dášin manžel

Květa Fialová

učitelka Firstová

Milena Dvorská

ředitelka školy

Evelyna Steimarová

učitelka Brabcová

Jana Synková

učitelka Alice Kodlová

Luba Skořepová

učitelka Krausová

Jiří Kodet

číšník Chrtík

Jana Dítětová

Šebková, Evina matka

Jiří Kracík

Šebek, Evin otec

Vladimír Krška

školník Koudelka

Jan Přeučil

soused René Bartoš

Rudolf Jelínek

nápadník Alt, pojišťovací agent

Ivan Luťanský

učitel Richard Ryšavý

Jan Hartl

mladý instalatér

Jan Schmid

ing. Lopucha

Markéta Dvořáková

žákyně Tichá

Andrej Brož

žák Aleš Lébl

Hana Brejchová

učitelka Hodková

Jiřina Třebická

sousedka Vaníčková

Jaroslav Vozáb

domovní důvěrník Klásek

Dana Matějková

Hermanová

Peter Kršák

student režie Pavel

Marta Malá

Ilona, Evina kamarádka

Karel Dellapina

muž s taškou

Ivana Bílková

tělnatá žena

Eva Trunečková

Němcová

Jaroslav Lukášek

Jiří, Chrtíkův syn

Michal Schořálek

Bárta-Jerry

Jan Dvořák (4)

cikán Holub

Magdaléna Holendrová

Monika, účastnice kurzu

Šárka Štembergová

Sally, instruktorka seznamky

Martin Faltýn

asistent Sally

Miroslava Kočková

Vránová

Karel Lupoměský

holohlavý

Kateřina Rýšánková

brýlatá dívka

Martin Fučík

Kalina

Petr Vacek

mladý herec

Martin Vysušil

diskžokej

Milan Blažek

Odvárka

Růžena Černovská

nová učitelka Kateřina Málková

Vlasta Hromasová

učitelka

Martin Kapoun

vousatý kluk

Richard Kraus

číšník

Ladislav Lahoda

stěhovák

Petr Drozda

stěhovák

Dagmar Benešlová

dívka

Jana Pavlátová

dívka

Václav Blažej

hudebník z dechové kapely

Karel Chaloupka

hudebník z dechové kapely

Emil Koder

hudebník z dechové kapely

Pavel Müller

hudebník z dechové kapely

Robert Müller

hudebník z dechové kapely

Jiří Myslivec

hudebník z dechové kapely

Ladislav Stoupa

hudebník z dechové kapely

Zdeněk Šedivý

hudebník z dechové kapely

Antonín Šíp

hudebník z dechové kapely

Pavel Cingl

člen beatové skupiny

Alan Krob

člen beatové skupiny

Jiří Rolník

člen beatové skupiny

Ondřej Rolník

člen beatové skupiny

Ludvík Vojvoda

člen beatové skupiny

Jindřich Sejk

kaskadér

Jindřich Bílek

Irena Hodková

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Vladimír Zelenka

Assistant Director

Martin Faltýn, Marie Brodilová

Second Unit Photography

Jan Kváča

Camera Operator

Ivan Šimůnek

Production Designer

Boris Halmi

Set Designer

Jiří Matějka, Petr Matouš, Eva Slívová

Costume Designer

Jana Čechová

Film Editor

Jan Chaloupek

Sound Designer

Jiří Moudrý

Production Manager

Jaroslav Řeřicha

Unit Production Manager

Milana Melcerová, Ivan Helcl

Unit Production Manager

Karel Stárek

Music

Music Composed by

Michal Gera

Music Conducted by

Mario Klemens (FISYO)

Songs

Neboj se, Jsem sám, My jsme malé děti, Pec nám spadla

Songwriter

Vladimír Kratina (Neboj se)

Writer of Lyrics

Vladimír Kratina (Neboj se)

Singer

Vladimír Kratina (Neboj se), skupina Ineptus (Jsem sám), dětský sbor (My jsme malé děti), dětský sbor (Pec nám spadla)

Production info

Original Title

Evo, vdej se!

English Title

Time You Were Married, Eva

Working Title

Jen tak dál...

Copyright

1983

Production Year

1983

Premiere

01.11.1984

Creative Group

Václav Erben

Technical info

Versions

Czech