Fandy, oh Fandy!

comedy

Typology

feature

Czech title

Fandy ó Fandy

Runtime

87

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1983

Production year

1983

Premiere

01.12.1983

Language version

Czech

Director

Karel Kachyňa

Screenplay

Milan Ležák, Karel Kachyňa

Screenstory

Milan Ležák

Summary

In this tale of a young man who has perfectly messed up his life, the renowned director Karel Kachyňa took a humorous look at the system of “one hundred percent employment” in the socialist state. The victim of these practices is 18-year-old František Vodrážka, who after arduously graduating from university is compelled to work in a factory. After a dreary stint in the design office, the offer of a place in the laboratory appeals to him, but in the end he can’t stick with that either – much like he couldn't stick with his girlfriends Jára and Vlasta and the earlier promise of a rowing career. František, nicknamed Fandy, is thus a prototype of the internally unattached, lazy outsider, whose good heart gets him nowhere. The film’s title role was taken by the now forgotten Bohumír Starý, while Dana Medřická bid farewell to her professional career in the role of Fandy’s mother.

Synopsis

František Vodrážka, nicknamed Fandy by his friends, gets through his A levels only by a whisker. His father died and he lives with his mother who would love to see him work and earn money as soon as possible. But František wants to savour freedom for a while. He spends some time in a rowing club with his friend Pepa, rowing a double skiff with him. The two then set off to a small camp site by the river to meet the girls Jára and Vlasta. Fandy fancies Jára, but she came to prefer Pepa. Fandy does not like to pay much attention to Vlasta. Jára and Pepa must get a job and Fandy would rather start in a factory with them. His boring engagement in a construction office is followed by a job in a laboratory which he begins to enjoy. Jára is pregnant by Pepa who, however, does not want to marry. Fandy offers to marry her, but Jára chooses an abortion anyway. She calls Fandy from the hospital at night and the boy sets off to see her although he should record the results of an important experiment during his night shift. In hospital, he is told that the surgery is already over. He returns to the lab and records the measurements only by estimate, thus distorting the entire experiment. He does not plead guilty and cowardly runs away from the factory. Jára is back home from hospital and invites Fandy to visit her in the evening. But Fandy meets his friend Béďa on the way to her place and gets drunk with him. He arrives at Jára's late at night, dirty and barefoot. In the morning, he understands that he has lost the girl. He also loses his membership in the rowing club because he cannot perform properly due to his hangover. His meeting with Vlasta does not turn out well for him, either. The girl has already found herself another boyfriend. He cannot even return to the laboratory because he does not have a permit. He climbs over the fence but jumps into the back of a truck that is heading out of the factory.

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Cast

Bohumír Starý

František Vodrážka zvaný Fandy

Dana Medřická

Fandyho maminka

Zuzana Hradecká

zdravotní sestra Vlasta

Čestmír Řanda ml.

Pepa Rejcha, Františkův kamarád

Ondřej Vetchý

Béďa Unčovský, Františkův spolužák

Jiří Menzel

vedoucí laboratoře ing. Růžička

Luděk Kopřiva

kreslič Berka

Václav Vydra

kreslič Liška

Bořivoj Navrátil

Ota Sluníčko, vedoucí v továrně

Pavel Zedníček

vedoucí kreslírny ing. Nachtman

Svatopluk Skládal

vrátný v továrně

Jan Skopeček

profesor

Jiří Růžička

kreslič Urban

Jiřina Třebická

kreslička Suchá

Zuzana Talpová

žena na kolečkových bruslích

Vlastimil Bedrna

trenér veslování

Alena Jánská

sekretářka

Blanka Lormanová

zdravotní sestra

Luďa Marešová

žena v bílém

Karel Linc

homosexuál Jiří

Otakar Sedláček (herec)

kulatý muž

David Suchařípa

maturant Pospíšil

Václav Kotva

Polívka

Václav Fišer

důchodce

Zdeněk Srstka

politý muž u Fleků

Jiří Kopta

maturant Botka zvaný Ráčkovec

Jan Polívka

stavbyvedoucí

Ladislav Gerendáš

prodavač ovoce

Michal Roneš

Lubošek Vávra, Vlastin nový přítel

Viktor Maurer

předseda maturitní komise

Vladimír Hrabánek

kreslič Vaněk

Edita Dindělová

kreslička

Irena Tužová-Vopatová

kreslička

Eva Trunečková

kreslička

Marie Fišerová

kreslička

Aleš Morávek

kreslič

Petr Pospíchal

kreslič

Jaroslav Tomsa

kreslič

Jaroslav Veselý (2)

kreslič

Miriam Brochová

komediantka

Jan Cmíral

člen komise

Karel Chromík

člen komise

Karel Fořt

člen komise

Miloš Švarc

člen komise

Táňa Kumprechtová

vysoká žena

Ladislav Pixa

vysoký muž

Vladimír Jánoš

startér

Tomáš Vacek

maturant Turek zvaný Brýlovec

Svatopluk Mohapl

maturant-šprt

Petr Růžička

maturant

Jakub Šíla

maturant

Pavel Vítek

maturant

Jan Žáček

maturant

Jan Kuželka

opilec na parníku

Slávka Hamouzová

babička v okně

Jaroslav Klenot

mistr/kaskadér

Jaroslav Vidlař

vrátný

Eva Pixová

slečna od Fleků

Miroslav Smolík

dubl za Starého

Vladimír Kaiser

dubl za Čestmíra Řandu ml.

Dubbing

Vladislav Beneš

hlas Fandyho

Taťjana Medvecká

hlas Járy

Zuzana Bydžovská

hlas Vlasty

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Zeno Dostál

Assistant Director

Ivo Musil, Anna Lackovičová

Screenstory

Milan Ležák

Script Editor

Václav Šašek

Camera Operator

Jan Carda, Pavel Nečesal

Production Designer

Bohumil Pokorný

Set Designer

Vladimír Ježek, Karel Karas, Ladislav Winkelhöfer, Žák Jiří (2)

Costume Designer

Šárka Váchová

Film Editor

Jiří Brožek

Sound Designer

Pavel Jelínek

Production Manager

Oldřich Mach

Unit Production Manager

Tomáš Baloun, Vojtěch Panáček, Iva Šetková

Unit Production Manager

Vojtěch Panáček

Consultant

Jaroslav Tomsa, Vladimír Jánoš

Cooperation

Eva Horázná, Olga Rosenfelderová, Z. Augustová, Věra Flaková, Tomáš Potůček, Petr Rychetský (pyroefekty), Zdeněk Vávra

Music

Music Composed by

Luboš Fišer

Music Performed by

FISYO

Music Conducted by

František Belfín (FISYO)

Songs

Fandy ó Fandy

Songwriter

Luboš Fišer (Fandy ó Fandy)

Writer of Lyrics

Pavel Kopta (Fandy ó Fandy)

Singer

Naďa Urbánková (Fandy ó Fandy)

Production info

Original Title

Fandy ó Fandy

English Title

Fandy, oh Fandy!

Working Title

Fandy

Copyright

1983

Production Year

1983

Premiere

01.12.1983

Creative Group

Miloslav Vydra

Technical info

Versions

Czech