Lucky Strike

children

Typology

feature

Czech title

Správná trefa

Runtime

76

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1987

Production year

1987

Premiere

01.02.1989

Language version

Czech

Director

Rudolf Růžička

Screenplay

Martin Šafránek, Rudolf Růžička

Screenstory

Martin Šafránek

Summary

Director Rudolf Růžička made several television films for young audiences, as well as two feature films, namely Správná trefa (Lucky Strike, 1987) and Parta za million (Gang For a Million, 1990). The protagonist of Růžička´s debut is 13-year-old Petr Kantor, whose family moves from the village to the city. However, his new schoolmates are unwilling to accept the talented boy. Petr excels in sports, and also in mathematics. But a climate of intolerance leads to a series of false accusations… This children’s feature serves as a model morality tale, depicting an environment corrupted by greed and xenophobia. Robert Hudecký offers a debut performance in this Gottwaldov Studios (today Zlín) feature. Many other lesser-known or first-time actors also appear; however, several more familiar faces also turn up among the supporting cast, for example Miroslav Donutil and Gabriela Wilhelmová.

Synopsis

The thirteen-year old Petr Kantor and his parents move to a town from the small village of Prachařice. But Petr is not well accepted by his new schoolmates in the seventh grade, class 7B, of the elementary school, especially as soon as they find out that Petr surpasses them in many things. He is a great runner and shoots well with an airgun, and a teacher thus immediately includes him in the guard during a civil defence race. The class-teacher Hohaus, nicknamed Hugo, seats him next to Lucie. It shows that Petr also excels in maths which does not gain him more popularity either. The father of his classmate Potužník advices him "not to step outside the line". Lenka Benešová finds out that a fifty-crown banknote has disappeared from her pencil case and the children label Petr as the thief. Lenka later confesses that she forgot the money at home. Petr becomes close with the loner Bronislav Brandejs whose father puts excessive demands on him and severely punishes with beatings for every failure. Lenka apologizes to Petr for the misunderstanding with the banknote and they spend a beautiful afternoon together. Pupils of class 7B prepare the gymnasium for a party. When they go for lunch, they get sausage instead of chicken. Embittered, they start throwing mashed potato at each other. Investigation of the case is entrusted to a teacher called Salabová. An anonymous denunciation, written by Brandejs, again blames Petr for the incident. Petr is punished by being transferred to another class. The next day, he sadly hands his former classmates money for repainting the school canteen. The 7B classmates, one by one, realize the injustice and blame themselves for the case. But Petr does not care any more, and when the classmates come to visit him, he pretends not to be at home. His father, however, helps him overcome the unfairness. Petr brings the promised fish to the party and the overall reconciliation is confirmed by a whipped-cream battle. Only Brandejs is left alone again.

Film online

Cast

Robert Hudecký

Petr Kantor

Lukáš Novotný

Bronislav Brandejs

Petr Repoň

František Vlček

Filip Čapka

Kučera

Marcel Forman

Marcel Findejs

Ondřej Krbec

Stanislav Potužník

Hana Zadubanová

Lenka Benešová

Kateřina Filípková

Katka Vrtišková

Lucie Smékalová

Lucie Kuchařová

Svatopluk Skopal

třídní učitel Richard Hohaus zvaný Hugo

Zdeněk Žák

otec Karel Kantor

Zuzana Skalníková

matka Kantorová

Renáta Doleželová

učitelka Salabová

Miroslav Donutil

otec Potužník

Gabriela Wilhelmová

Petrova teta

Radim Kalvoda

Radim Synek

Jan Jílek

Jan Kalfus

Václav Lautner

učitel tělocviku

Jana Gazdíková

učitelka

Josef Bartoň

docent Brandejs, Bronislavův otec

Martin Schneeweiss

Martin Šťastný

Pavla Severinová

kuchařka

Božena Blahušová

kuchařka

Silvia Svobodová

žákyně

Petra Bastlová

žákyně

Kateřina Holenková

žákyně

Petra Kafková

žákyně

Jana Radová

žákyně

Alena Ambrová

cukrářka Mařenka

Zdeněk Dvořák

zloděj na stavbě

Dubbing

Jana Andresíková

hlas učitelky

Oldřich Vlach

hlas docenta Brandejse

Alena Karešová

hlas ze školního rozhlasu

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Ivan Frič, Zdeňka Tkadlečková

Assistant Director

Blanka Sadílková, František Hlaváček

Script Editor

Jan Gogola

Second Unit Photography

Vladimír Kolář

Camera Operator

Dalibor Michalčík

Production Designer

Petr Smola

Set Designer

Vladislav Adam, Petr Dostál, Josef Šťovíček, Josef Vojtášek

Costume Designer

Stanislava Slováčková

Film Editor

Ivan Matouš

Sound Designer

Radomír Koutek

Production Manager

Vojtěch Kunčík

Unit Production Manager

Jitka Perůtková

Unit Production Manager

Pavla Ranochová, František Šumbera

Music

Music Composed by

Petr Skoumal

Songs

Někdy se cesta ztrácí

Songwriter

Petr Skoumal (Někdy se cesta ztrácí)

Writer of Lyrics

Pavel Šrut (Někdy se cesta ztrácí)

Production info

Original Title

Správná trefa

English Title

Lucky Strike

Working Title

Bílé vrány a černá ovce

Copyright

1987

Production Year

1987

Premiere

01.02.1989

Technical info

Versions

Czech

Awards

Vítěz

Festival: 28. festival filmů pro děti Gottwaldov

1988
Zlín / Czechoslovakia
Rudolf Růžička

Vítěz

Exhibition: 20. národní přehlídka filmů pro děti Ostrov

1988
Ostrov nad Ohří / Czechoslovakia

Vítěz

Festival: 26. festival českých a slovenských filmů Brno

1988
Brno / Czechoslovakia

Vítěz

Festival: 28. festival filmů pro děti Gottwaldov

1988
Zlín / Czechoslovakia

Vítěz

Festival: 28. festival filmů pro děti Gottwaldov

1988
Zlín / Czechoslovakia
Martin Šafránek

Vítěz

Exhibition: 20. národní přehlídka filmů pro děti Ostrov

1988
Ostrov nad Ohří / Czechoslovakia
Robert Hudecký

Vítěz

Festival: 28. festival filmů pro děti Gottwaldov

1988
Zlín / Czechoslovakia
Robert Hudecký

Vítěz

Festival: 28. festival filmů pro děti Gottwaldov

1988
Zlín / Czechoslovakia
Svatopluk Skopal

Vítěz

Festival: 39. filmový festival pracujících – léto ´88

1988
80 měst / Czechoslovakia

Vítěz

Festival: 28. festival filmů pro děti Gottwaldov

1988
Zlín / Czechoslovakia
Jan Gogola st.

Vítěz

Festival: 28. festival filmů pro děti Gottwaldov

1988
Zlín / Czechoslovakia

Vítěz

Event: Prémie Českého literárního fondu

1988
Praha / Czechoslovakia
Rudolf Růžička