It’s Not Me

comedy

Typology

feature

Czech title

Já nejsem já

Runtime

90

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1985

Production year

1985

Premiere

01.08.1986

Language version

Czech

Director

Václav Vorlíček

Screenplay

Václav Nývlt, Václav Vorlíček

Screenstory

Václav Nývlt

Summary

Television was the particular devotion of director Václav Vorlíček during the 1980s. But among those films he devised for the large screen we find the comedy Já nejsem já (It’s Not Me, 1985) shot according to the screenplay of Václav Nývlt. Its fantasy plot derives from one of Vorlíček's favourite narrative situations – a change of identity. One full moon, marriage conman Majer finds himself in the body of Záruba, an elderly foreman. On the other hand, Záruba, a tidy sour-ball of a character, takes the body of the younger man. Both men continue with their old ways in their new bodies, but finally the only real consequence of the body swap is that the indecisive Záruba ends up getting wed... The film was much based on casting Petr Nárožný and Oldřich Kaiser, both then popular among audiences, in the main roles. The partners of the two different protagonists are played by Eva Jakoubková (the loving interpreter Kamila) and Jana Švandová (the sexual vixen Drahuše).

Synopsis

The baldheaded grumler Kamil Záruba found not even courage enough to marry Helena, after 7 years dating the charming interpreter. She takes the lead and arranges a honeymoon in Hungary for both of them. In the travel agency, a young man named Oleg tries in vain to seduce her. Kamil will be promoted from the foreman to the deputy director. But the climber Pešek has bigger ambitions. He follows Kamil and tries to persuade him to refuse the position. Oleg, in reality called Oskar, is a modern-day swindler. He seduces women without exception - just the winning of them is important for him. Now he lives with an energetic Drahuše, the owner of a shooting gallery. She is very willing to keep him, but she is too passionate and Oskar is tired of her. Both Kamil and Oskar feel pushed to the wall and one night, during a full moon, their personalities switch. Oskar is shocked by his loss of hair, but doesn't mind much about the change of his appearance because the police want him. Kamil is conservative even in his new attractive appearance and Helena, believing he is the seducer from the travel agency, refuses him. She recognizes him only with a specific whistling to the parrot. Oskar is charming, even in Kamil's appearance and he gets rid of Pešek easily. He marries Helena with pleasure, just to get over the borders. But on the train Helena artfully makes him return to his original appearance. The border guards don't let him go with Kamil's passport. Helena returns happily home to Kamil, who is, according to the wedding pictures, also her husband.

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Cast

Petr Nárožný

dílovedoucí ing. Kamil Záruba

Oldřich Kaiser

sňatkový podvodník Oskar Majer

Eva Jakoubková

tlumočnice Helena, Kamilova snoubenka

Jana Švandová

Drahuše Helfertová, Oskarova přítelkyně

Ondřej Havelka

Arnošt Pešek, Zárubův zástupce

Jiřina Krejčíková

Marta Šimáčková, Helenina sestra

Bronislav Poloczek

František, Martin manžel

Miroslav Zounar

ředitel oděvního závodu

Eva Pokorná

sekretářka Bohunka

Jitka Asterová

švadlena Renáta

Zdeňka Sajfertová

švadlena Zuzana

Barbora Štěpánová

švadlena Mirka

Květa Fialová

návrhářka

Jana Andresíková

dáma ve vdovském

Jana Altmannová

matka Oskarova synka

Jana Kasanová

dáma ve Slávii

Ladislav Krečmer

elegán ve Slávii

Věra Kalendová

žena v závodní jídelně

Ladislav Potměšil

podporučík VB

Jiří Lábus

plastický chirurg

Vlasta Žehrová

zdravotní sestra

Soňa Dvořáková

kolegyně Heleny

Žofie Veselá

kolegyně Heleny

Oldřich Velen

oddávající úředník

Zdena Hadrbolcová

Stejskalová

Miroslav Babuský

nadstrážmistr VB

Iva Hüttnerová

kriminalistka

Ivana Vavrová

fotografka

Jan Kraus

fotograf

Roman Hájek

pohraničník

Josef Hejna

průvodčí

Miloslav Homola

ceremoniář

Ilona Jirotková

úřednice v Čedoku

Vlasta Mészárosová

sekretářka ředitele

Miloslav Šindler

člen komise

Josef Kubíček

člen komise

Jarmila Orlová

podvedená žena

Olga Světelská

robustní žena

Olga Michálková

robustní žena

Radan Rusev

řidič tramvaje

Zuzana Talpová

funkcionářka

Eva Řepíková

funkcionářka

Marie-Luisa Váchová

platinová blondýnka

Eva Očenášová

tlumočnice

Jan Okrouhlík

stráž na VB

Mirko Musil

párkař

Anna Masnicová

manekýna

Barbora Leichnerová

mladá žena s odpadky

Igor Smržík

celník

Karel Hovorka

vrátný

Dubbing

Libuše Švormová

hlas Marty Šimáčkové

Eva Klepáčová

hlas sekretářky Bohunky

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Věra Pištěková, Jaroslav Pour

Assistant Director

Petr Koliha, Alena Mikeťuková

Screenstory

Václav Nývlt

Shooting Script

Václav Vorlíček

Script Editor

Josef Bouček

Second Unit Photography

Václav Helliman

Camera Operator

Václav Zajíček

Production Designer

Oldřich Bosák

Set Designer

Karel Karas, Bohumil Kadlec, Jan Klíma

Film Editor

Miroslav Hájek

Sound Designer

Jiří Lenoch

Production Manager

Přemysl Pražský

Unit Production Manager

Bohdan Kysil, Martina Krýslová

Unit Production Manager

Miloš Matula

Cooperation

Jana Pokorná (3), Magda Hájková, Zdeněk Maur, Jitka Bylinská

Music

Music Composed by

Karel Svoboda

Music Performed by

skupina Elektrovox

Production info

Original Title

Já nejsem já

English Title

It’s Not Me

Copyright

1985

Production Year

1985

Premiere

01.08.1986

Creative Group

Jiří Blažek

Technical info

Format

35mm , Betacam, DVD

Versions

Czech