Look, He’s Flying!

narrative

Typology

feature

Lenght

long

Czech title

Hele, on letí!

Runtime

84 min

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1984

Production year

1984

Premiere

01.06.1986

Language version

Czech

Director

Tomáš Tintěra

Summary

In the 1980s attempts in communist Czechoslovakia to make appealing films about young people yielded mixed results. This 1984 film directed by Tomáš Tintěra is about three friends – two lads and a girl – who feel drawn to flying a hand-glider. However, apart from building their dream “flying machine” Andy, Bondy and Hana also need to sort out their relationships. Both friends are in love with the girl but there are also other things that put their mutual friendship as well as their original plan to engage in distance learning to the test. This inconspicuous, yet undeservedly forgotten picture, deals with the “mandatory” theme regarding the further education of apprentice youths while, at the same time, even managing to extract some pleasant entertainment from it with colour added to the background by the score composed by the Eben brothers. The leading parts are played by the relatively unknown Michael Hochbauer, Jan Valenta and Romana Kvapilíková, while the accompanying roles are taken by Josef Somr and Míla Myslíková.

Synopsis

In the small city Horní Polná, live three good friends: Hanka works at the post office, Andy works as a shoemaker in the local municipal enterprise and Bondy got training as a fine mechanic. Once all three promised to each other that after their vocational training they would study together at a secondary evening school. Their friendship is disturbed though by adults - Hanka' s mother does not allow her to meet boys, Andy and Bondy sometimes have troubles at work. Disharmony also sneaks into their friendship. Both lads are in love with Hanka and thus they are jealous of each other. Andy is possessed by a construction of a rogallo and their preparation for the entrance exams to the evening school gets stuck. Hanka suggests that one evening they study together, while another evening they all build the Rogallo wing. Andy unexpectedly gets help from his father. His father is taken up with the thought of flying and gives Andy a hand. When the rogallo is built, he tries to take off. First Andy and his father suffer a small injury, but during a fair Andy takes off in front of many spectators. Hanka is excited and, thanks to Andy, she also learns to fly. Only Hanka is admitted to the school. Both lads write appeals, but Bondy does not send them. Hanka and Andy spend time flying. Bondy leaves Horní Polná by train. He got a draft notice from the army.

Cast

Michael Hofbauer

obuvník Václav Vaněček zvaný Andy

Jan Valenta

mechanik Božetěch Jódl zvaný Bondy

Romana Kvapilíková

poštovní úřednice Hana Sekorová

František Řehák

vedoucí závodní jídelny Karel Vaněček, Andyho otec

Josef Somr

vedoucí komunálu Karel Bican

Bohumil Vávra

Bondyho děda

Míla Myslíková

prodavačka Květa Vaněčková, Andyho matka

Barbara Plichtová

Věra Sekorová, Hančina matka

Bohumír Starý

Ludva Jouza, Hančin kolega

Miloslav Štibich

hodinář Matějka

František Husák

hasič Houra

Jiří Pecha

školník Hubáček

Bronislav Poloczek

strýc Ludvík, Květin bratr

Karel Augusta

kuchař Krása

Eva Svobodová

babka Jindřiška Halamová

Jaroslav Vozáb

Jindřiščin nápadník Slavík

Vladimír Hrabánek

hospodský Suchánek

Miluše Zelená

kuchařka Boženka

Zdeněk Bobek

muž vystupující z vlaku

Pavel Pochylý

člen Ludvovy party

Jan Apolenář

člen Ludvovy party

Jana Červinková

členka Ludvovy party

Dana Červenková

členka Ludvovy party

Ilona Kocourková

členka Ludvovy party

Monika Svobodová

členka Ludvovy party

Markéta Soldánová

členka Ludvovy party

Martin Sedlák

člen Ludvovy party

Jakub Špalek

člen Ludvovy party

Michal Zavadil

člen Ludvovy party

Vladimír Kotrlík

průvodčí ve vlaku

Eva Poláková (2)

hlasatelka

Jaroslav Tomsa

opilý rváč

Miroslav Oliva

rogalista /dubl za Michaela Hofbauera – let rogalem/

Dubbing

Jaroslava Kretschmerová

hlas kuchařky

Inka Šecová

hlas z rozhlasu na koupališti

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Petr Makovička

Assistant Director

Ivo Novotný, Věra Dvořáková

Second Unit Photography

Miroslav Souček

Camera Operator

Dalibor Michalčík, Petr Dušek, Igor Farbák

Production Designer

Jozef Hrabušický

Set Designer

Jaroslav Česal, Lubor Červa, Petr Dostál, Ladislav Adam

Costume Designer

Šárka Váchová

Film Editor

Ivan Matouš

Sound Designer

Josef Javořík

Titles Designed by

Zdena Bláhová

Stunts

Jiří Pánek (rozlomení rogala za letu), Jaroslav Tomsa

Production Manager

Vojtěch Kunčík

Unit Production Manager

Alena Pekařová

Consultant

František Kučera (2), Ing. Jaroslav Vašek

Cooperation

Klub závěsného létání při Zemědělských stavbách Svit, Jaroslav Milfajt, Irena Marečková (2), Zdeněk Bobek, Jana Školoutová, Hana Daňková, M. Hutěčka, Alice Egnerová, Ludmila Varmužová, Vladimír Prager

Music

Music Composed by

Marek Eben

Music Performed by

Bratři Ebenové, Pavel Skála (hudebník), Jaromír Honzák (2)

Music Conducted by

Pavel Pokorný

Songs

Delta, delta /Silnice a tratě/, Zábava, Ruku mi dej, Hovoranský potůček

Songwriter

Marek Eben (Delta, delta /Silnice a tratě/), Milan Zrzánek (Zábava), Milan Zrzánek (Ruku mi dej)

Writer of Lyrics

Marek Eben (Delta, delta /Silnice a tratě/), Pavel Vávra (Zábava), Jiří Klíma (Ruku mi dej)

Singer

Marek Eben (Delta, delta /Silnice a tratě/), ženský hlas (Hovoranský potůček)

Production info

Original Title

Hele, on letí!

English Title

Look, He’s Flying!

Working Title

Delta delta

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

narrative

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1984

Production Year

1984

Premiere

01.06.1986

Technical info

Lenght

long

Runtime

84 min

Versions

Czech