Winning Quietly

children

Typology

feature

Czech title

Vyhrávat potichu

Runtime

73

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1984

Production year

1984

Premiere

01.03.1986

Language version

Czech

Director

Drahomíra Králová

Screenplay

Jan Krůta, Drahomíra Králová

Screenstory

Jan Krůta

Summary

This 1984 football comedy from director Drahomírá Králová is the first film to feature young actor Filip Blažek. With two successful children’s films already under her belt, this time Králová relates the tale of 11-year-old schoolboy and talented footballer Honza, the star player in a rural youth team. The boy's passion for football experiences a major test when his father is severely injured by drunk-driver Ferenc. A group of boys devises an original way to get back at the local drunkard. Pavel Nový and Lenka Termerová play Honza’s parents in this film intended for youngsters of all ages. Also in their debut performances are two child actors who would go on to become successful film directors – Radim Špaček and Jiří Strach.

Synopsis

Most of the boys in the village of Podolí live for football. The local prima donna is the eleven-year old Honza Šedivý, while his younger brother Ondra prefers breeding rabbits and fishing. The coach of the boys' eleven is Honza's and Ondra's father who is selflessly devoted to football even to the detriment of the works necessary at the family house. He also teaches the boys modesty - "to win quietly", without boasting and showing off. Several boys, headed by Honza, establish a Golden Football Brotherhood, swearing fidelity to each other and the game. Honza must undergo surgery because of heel protuberances and, after it, has his legs in plaster up to the knees. That day, new cabins are opened and celebrated with a big match. Father Šedivý is the goalkeeper for the local team. He does not do well, lets in three goals and the drunk Ferenc spits in his face after the match. Ondra bears his father's insult heavily. He renounces football and he and his friend Radka are thus expelled from the Brotherhood. The boy is sad and seeks revenge by cutting all the footballs into pieces. Then, he has to give all his savings to his father to buy new ones. Ondra and Radka are later admitted to the Brotherhood again. The children decide to punish Ferenc. They release pigs from his piggery, let him fall into melted asphalt and fix a beehive on the door of his house. A match between the schoolchildren and the old lot is held. Father Šedivý catches excellently, Ondra kicks the winning goal and even the mother, Mrs Šedivá, comes to watch "her boys".

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Cast

Filip Blažek

Honza Šedivý

Filip Železný

Ondra, Honzův bratr

Libuše Kaprálová

Radka Koubová

Gabriela Jeřábková

grácie Jitka

Michaela Flenerová

grácie Hanka

Daniela Obdržálková

grácie Lenka

Jana Badalová

Janinka

Miroslav Lochman

Tesil

Roman Bednář

Pitrýs

Jiří Ťoupal

Péťa

Pavel Nový

otec Šedivý, trenér malých fotbalistů

Lenka Termerová

matka Šedivá Andulka

Ladislav Křiváček

strýc Josef Bejček

Nina Divíšková

teta Bláža

Jan Kuželka

bagrista Ruda

Oldřich Velen

hospodský

Hana Brejchová

Péťova maminka

Jitka Zelenohorská

Radčina maminka

Petr Husák

domýšlivý kluk

Václav Stýblo

předseda

Alena Konopíková

manželka Ference

Radim Špaček

akvarista

Jiří Strach

akvarista

Jaroslav Šára (2)

akvarista

Jakub Jirásek

fotbalista

Jan Konečný

fotbalista

Tomáš Svoboda (3)

fotbalista

Jiří Klenot

dědek Matějka

Jaroslav Vlk

bába Matějková

Roman Fišer

Páráček

Josef Hejzlar

párkař

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Milan Klacek

Assistant Director

Zdeněk Fiala, Corina Schlesingerová

Screenstory

Jan Krůta

Script Editor

Jana Knitlová

Second Unit Photography

Karel Dobřichovský

Camera Operator

Jiří Maxa

Production Designer

Jan Oliva

Set Designer

Jiří Forst

Costume Designer

Marta Kaplerová

Film Editor

Dalibor Lipský

Sound Designer

Antonín Kravka

Special Effects

Trikový ateliér FSB

Production Manager

Eliška Nejedlá

Unit Production Manager

Jana Koubová, Zuzana Kovaříková

Unit Production Manager

Dalibor Fiksa

Consultant

Jiří Pospíšil

Cooperation

Zuzana Čvančarová, Erika Vojáčková, Ruth Kubalíková, Zdeněk Maur, Vladimír Souček

Music

Music Composed by

Jiří F. Svoboda

Music Performed by

FISYO

Music Conducted by

Štěpán Koníček (FISYO)

Songs

C'est la vie, Co jste, hasiči, Majzl polka /Byla panna, měla pána/, Lásko, bože, lásko

Songwriter

Jaromír Klempíř (C'est la vie), lidová píseň (Co jste, hasiči), Antonín Modr (Majzl polka /Byla panna, měla pána/), Jaroslav Řídký (Majzl polka /Byla panna, měla pána/), lidová píseň (Lásko, bože, lásko)

Writer of Lyrics

Jiří Štaidl (C'est la vie), Slávek Ostrezí (Majzl polka /Byla panna, měla pána/)

Singer

Karel Gott (C'est la vie), Rudolf Hrušínský ml. (Co jste, hasiči), Jan Kuželka (Co jste, hasiči), Jan Kuželka (Majzl polka /Byla panna, měla pána/), Rudolf Hrušínský ml. (Majzl polka /Byla panna, měla pána/), Libuše Kaprálová (Lásko, bože, lásko)

Production info

Original Title

Vyhrávat potichu

English Title

Winning Quietly

Copyright

1984

Production Year

1984

Premiere

01.03.1986

Technical info

Format

35mm , Betacam, DVD

Versions

Czech