Summer Job!

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1988

Production year

1987—1988

Runtime

32 min

Category

povídka

Genre

melodrama, short-story

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionmedium

Original title

Na brigádě!

Czech title

Na brigádě!

English title

Summer Job!

Working title

Brigádníci

Synopsis

It is the 1950s. A bus packed with city members of the Czechoslovak Socialist Youth Movement is leaving for the village of Sklepovice. They are welcomed by their good-humoured head before the departure. On the way, the bus driver picks up a hitchhiking hiker who appears to have come straight out of the film The Magnificent Seven. The holiday workers are expected by everybody in the village and they are illustratively introduced to their work. A young local teacher is loved and admired by the tractor-driver Pavel but the girl cannot resist her sudden passionate and tender affection for the hiker. The summer workers harvest fruit, cabbage and beet; they also milk and mow. Only the tramp lazily sits by his small bonfire. The teacher reproaches him, claiming that we will not build a new world just by wandering and dreaming. The cooperative members organize a hop linked with a pork feast to say farewell to the summer workers. The hop is also attended by the tramp and the jealous tractor-driver. Both the cooperative chairman and the head of the working group vainly try to prevent a conflict. Everything eventually develops into a big fight between the cooperative members and the Young Socialists who jointly succeed in turning the pub into a pile of ruins. In the morning, everybody who participated in the accident sincerely laughs at it. Even the tramp and the tractor-driver part as friends. The tramp leaves with the Youth Movement members. He, however, gets off the bus as soon as it hits the horizon and returns to the mesmerized teacher, himself clad in the Youth Movement's blue shirt. Hand in hand, they walk towards the sun and a better future.

Cast

Jana Kušiaková

učitelka

Radomil Uhlíř

traktorista Pavel

Milan Šteindler

vedoucí brigády Karel

Jiří Vorel

předseda Karel

Aleš Najbrt

pohůnek

Jan Slovák

příslušník SNB

Pavel Auerbach

hostinský

Vlastimil Zavřel

kapelník a zpěvák vesnického orchestru

Magdaléna Kušiaková

brigádnice Slávka

Vanda Hybnerová

brigádnice Luba

Radana Bébarová

brigádnice Vlasta

Martin Faltýn

brigádník-jedlík

David Podrácký

brigádník Pepek

Marek Najbrt

brigádník Franta

Otakáro Schmidt

brigádník Miloš

René Breila

brigádník

Jaroslav Binder

brigádník

Jindřich Güttner

brigádník

Tomáš Hradečný

brigádník

Pavel Klusák

brigádník

David Kovář

brigádník

Madla Křenková

brigádnice

Martin Mlýnek

brigádník

Ivana Mračanská

brigádnice

Yvona Nováková

brigádnice

Marek Novotný

brigádník

Tomáš Pavlů

brigádník

Jana Rychetská

brigádnice

Martina Schmidtová

brigádnice

Vladimír Šebek

brigádník

Ivana Šimůnková

brigádnice

Jan Slunéčko

brigádník

Eva Vejražková

družstevnice na stokoruně

Zdeněk Žampa

dělník na stokoruně

Roman Ťalský

vodník

Marcela Burdová

krojovaná selka

Jarmila Dubová

krojovaná selka

Barbara Pafková

krojovaná selka

Hana Vávrová

krojovaná selka

Dana Lepšová

krojovaná selka

Hana Navarová

krojovaná selka

Renata Fučíková

krojovaná selka

Radka Vaculíková

krojovaná selka

Jaroslav Ešpandr

družstevník

Petr Koutecký

družstevník

Jan Lepša

družstevník

Ondřej Trojan

družstevník

Jaroslav Brůha

muzikant

Lubomír Fikejs

muzikant

Pavel Hrdlička (2)

muzikant

David Noll

muzikant

František Stupka

dubl za předsedu

Karel Vávrovec

dubl za tajemníka

Petr Drozda

dubl za traktoristu

Richard Rudštuk

dítě

Irena Jeřábková

dítě

Petra Vojtěchová

dítě

David Václavek

dítě

Ctibor Příhoda

dítě

Štěpánka Zborníková

dítě

Pavla Vorlová

husopaska

Jindra Kvardová

družstevnice

Crew and creators

Assistant Director

Dana Šomková

Director of Photography

Roman Pavlíček

Second Unit Photography

Jan Hanzal, Martin Duba

Camera Operator

Jan Carda

Production Designer

Ludvík Široký

Set Designer

Bohumil Kadlec, Richard Staněk

Costume Designer

Simona Rybáková

Film Editor

Jiří Brožek

Sound Designer

Tomáš Potůček

Production Manager

Přemysl Pražský

Unit Production Manager

Václav Marhoul, Bohdan Kysil

Unit Production Manager

Gabriela Kerekešová, Miloš Matula, Šárka Pechanová, Karel Vávra, Dušan Vodák

Music

Music Performed by

skupina Paco Camino,

Songs

No to se ví

Songwriter Jiří Podzimek
Writer of Lyrics Tomáš Hanák
Singer Tomáš Hanáksbor

V oranici

Songwriter David Noll
Writer of Lyrics Tomáš Hanák
Singer Jana HanákováMilan ŠteindlerJiří VorelLenka Vychodilová

V oranici

Singer sbor

Strom kýve pahýly

Songwriter Jaroslav Vaculík
Writer of Lyrics Tomáš Hanák
Singer Tomáš HanákJana Hanákovásbor

Řeznická polka

Songwriter David Noll
Writer of Lyrics Tomáš Hanák
Singer Vlastimil Zavřelsbor

Production info

Original Title

Na brigádě!

Czech Title

Na brigádě!

English Title

Summer Job!

Working Title

Brigádníci

Category

povídka

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

melodrama, short-story

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1988

Production Year

1987—1988

Technical info

Duration typology

medium length film

Duration in minutes

32 min

Original length in metres

891 meters

Distribution carrier

35mm

Versions

Czech