Olda’s Party

short-story, narrative

Typology

feature

Czech title

Oldův večírek

Runtime

0 min

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1988

Production year

1988

Language version

Czech

Director

Tomáš Vorel

Synopsis

The young serviceman Olda works in a hotel located in a city centre. Today, he takes home a cage with chickens in it on his moped. He was asked to tend to the birds by his grandmother who left for some spa treatment. But he has no fodder for them and wants to get it during the day because the chickens would probably die of hunger by the evening. Olda's foreman likes to skive at work, and he thus throws all his duties onto the obliging Olda and leaves. The repair of an old heating unit results in a breakdown. The young man must not only find the fodder but also a rubber valve gasket. The young hotel chambermaids laugh at the assiduous Olda. But no shops have what Olda needs in stock. The hotel guests – businessmen – have just finished their meetings. They feel sorry for the young pleasant guy; they offer him help and invite him to their party. The event is also attended by the chambermaids, but only one of them is shy and restrained. She is the one who Olda declares his love to. The businessmen ask for the favour of this princess in exchange for providing scarce goods. Olda protects the girl but she, too, eventually laughs at him along with the rest. The naive boy is then helped with what he needs by the cunning underhand moneychanger Hugo.

Cast

Alena Tesařová

pokojská E

Jana Tučková

pokojská A

Věra Víchová

pokojská B

Lenka Vlachová

pokojská D

Zuzana Svátková

pokojská P

Miroslav Maruška

obchodník X

Radek Dočekal

obchodník W

Ladislav Platil

obchodník Z

Ivo Kačaba

obchodník

Jan Boháč

recepční

Jiří Sova

barman

Marek Vašut

popelář

Jan Čenský

popelář

Jaroslav Dušek

číšník

Martin Zbrožek

číšník

Oldřich Kužílek

prodavač topení

Karel Fiala

prodavač těsnění

Alena Augustová

prodavačka

Václav Koubek

závozník

Crew and creators

Assistant Director

Dana Šomková

Screenstory

Lumír Tuček

Screenplay

Lumír Tuček

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 Composed by

Michal Vích

Music Performed by

Hudba Recitační skupiny Vpřed

Songs

Vysoký jalovec, vysoký jako já, Jsi moje princezna, i když jsi z ubytovny, We Shall Overcome

Songwriter

tradicionál (We Shall Overcome)

Writer of Lyrics

Charles Tindley (We Shall Overcome)

Singer

sbor (Vysoký jalovec, vysoký jako já), Zdeněk Marek (Jsi moje princezna, i když jsi z ubytovny), sbor (We Shall Overcome)

Production info

Original Title

Oldův večírek

English Title

Olda’s Party

Category

povídka

Typology

feature

Genre

short-story, narrative

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1988

Production Year

1988

Technical info

Versions

Czech