Everybody Must Wear Pyjamas

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1985

Production year

1984

Premiere

1 September 1985

Runtime

77 min

Category

film

Genre

comedy

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Všichni musí být v pyžamu

Czech title

Všichni musí být v pyžamu

English title

Everybody Must Wear Pyjamas

Summary

This last film from director Jaroslav Papoušek is based on the play Vrať mi to pyžamo! (Return Those Pyjamas!) by Vlastimil Venclík, who also adapted his work for the screen. The hero of the story is divorced, lonely official Řehoř Maršíček, who decides to lead a healthy life following a heart attack. But his new job as a comptroller at a medical facility is nowhere as calm as Řehoř imagined it would be. The hospital patients partake in countless activities, with barely any time to simply lie in bed. A sense of chaos grips Maršíček as his relationships with the people in his orbit begin to deteriorate. With that, all notions of a fresh, healthy new life go out the window. František Husák takes the lead role in this bittersweet comedy from 1985. Iva Janžurová, Josef Kemr, Petr Čepek and Marie Rosůlková also star.

Synopsis

A divorced and childless accountant named Řehoř Maršíček suffers from a heart attack and, after recovering, decides to follow the rules of the widely promoted diet: to abstain from drinking and smoking, eat organic vegetable meals, exercise and observe one's mental well-being. He abandons his accounting practice and becomes an inspector of people on sick benefits, having, however, no idea what is ahead of him. He catches his first "patient", Holeček, painting the walls at home. The mother of the patient Irena thinks that the daughter will recover only after finding herself a proper partner. Řehoř recommends they better eat healthy food. His next patient, Fibichová, is in bed, but with her young lover instead of recovering. Yet another patient Béďa Suk tries to foist pornographic photos on him. But Řehoř is finished with women and thus also resists his colleague who lures him to her place, offering homemade cakes. During the visit to another sick person, Maršíček is chased up a tree by an aggressive Alsatian. Visiting an old Gypsy woman, he is forced to drink plum brandy and is subsequently lured to a party by two Gypsy girls. That is actually the end of Řehoř's life along healthy lines. He begins dating Boženka but is disappointed overhearing her son who would like to seize his little house – while no one knows yet that the house does not exist any more. It had burned to the ground because Maršíček forgot to switch off an iron before leaving. But the couple – Maršíček and Boženka – still get ready for their wedding. The ceremony is thwarted by Řehoř's ex wife who keeps staking a claim on him. Řehoř has no place to stay and eventually ends up spending nights in bed together with his father in a retirement home. He is soon struck by a second heart attack. Řehoř again thinks about living in peace and quiet. But he most probably will not live to experience it – a compressor and pneumatic drills roar under the windows of the coronary hospital department where he is lying.

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Cast

František Husák

kontrolor Řehoř Maršíček

Iva Janžurová

Boženka Kolářová, Řehořova přítelk

Josef Kemr

otec Řehoř Maršíček

Marie Rosůlková

Marie Dvořáková, přítelkyně Maršíč

Eliška Balzerová

pacientka ing.Marcela Beková

Blanka Waleská

Marie Tvarůžková,přítelkyně Maršíč

Dana Syslová

zdravotní sestřička

Petr Čepek

Bohouš Fibich

Ivana Nováčková

pacientka Helena, Fibichova žena

Jan Hartl

Helenin milenec Jirka

Petr Janda ml.

Vláďa, Boženčin syn

Tereza Pokorná

Blanka, Boženčina snacha

Jaroslava Obermaierová

Miluška, bývalá Řehořova manželka

Hana Talpová

Lída, Řehořova bývalá spolužačka

Karel Heřmánek

pacient-erotoman Béďa Suk

Valentina Thielová

kontrolorka nemocných

Jan Skopeček

recepční

Svatopluk Matyáš

pacient Bohata

Vlastimil Bedrna

pacient, trenér Šafránek

Václav Štekl

pacient-jedlík Černý

Ladislav Gerendáš

pacient, malíř pokojů Holeček

Milada Ježková

matka pacientky Ireny

Petr Skarke

Míra Kohout

Ilona Jirotková

Jaruš, Kohoutova žena

Ladislav Křiváček

rozčilený muž u tramvaje

Vlastimil Hašek

kolega Kulas

Viktor Maurer

nakopnutý muž ve vinárně

Václav Kaňkovský

muž se psem v parku

Ladislav Krečmer

brýlatý pacient

Josef Adlt

pacient Homola

Lena Birková

sestřička v domově důchodců

Jindra Kvardová

důchodkyně Skleničková

Ela Poznerová

důchodkyně

Slávka Hamouzová

důchodkyně

Růžena Smolíková

Koudelková, sousedka Kohoutových

Petr Drozda

Franta Burian, přítel Marcely

Magda Čisařová

Dubbing

Otto Lackovič

hlas souseda

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Zdeněk Zelenka

Assistant Director

Tomáš Urban, Magda Vodičková

Based on

Vlastimil Venclík (Vrať mi to pyžamo! – divadelní hra)

Shooting Script

Jaroslav Papoušek

Script Editor

Miroslav Vaic

Director of Photography

Ivan Šlapeta

Second Unit Photography

Jan Kváča

Camera Operator

Jiří Maxa

Production Designer

Oldřich Okáč

Set Designer

Libor Čížek, Žák Jiří (2), Ladislav Winkelhöfer

Costume Designer

Simona Rybáková

Film Editor

Jiří Brožek

Sound Designer

Jiří Lenoch

Production Manager

Jaroslav Solnička

Unit Production Manager

Ludmila Venclíková, Milan Štěch, Vladimíra Kopecká

Consultant

MUDr. Tomáš Janďourek

Music

Music Composed by

Karel Mareš

Selected Music

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Malá noční hudba)

Music Performed by

FISYO (Music Conducted by Štěpán Koníček),

Songs

Holky z naší školky

Songwriter Karel Vágner

Production info

Original Title

Všichni musí být v pyžamu

Czech Title

Všichni musí být v pyžamu

English Title

Everybody Must Wear Pyjamas

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

comedy

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1985

Production Year

1984

Production specifications

literary Screenplay approved 2 November 1983
start of filming 13 February 1984
technical Screenplay approved 8 March 1984
end of filming 10 October 1984
projection approval 31 October 1984

Premiere

premiere 1 September 1985

Creative Group

1. dramaturgicko-výrobní skupina, Jiří Blažek (vedoucí 1. dramaturgicko-výrobní skupiny)

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

77 min

Original length in metres

2 205 meters

Distribution carrier

35mm

Aspect ratio

1:1,37

Colour

colour

Sound

sound

Sound system/format

mono

Versions

Czech

Dialogue languages

Czech

Subtitles languages

without subtitles

Opening/End credits languages

Czech