Jonas 39,5 C

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1988

Production year

1988

Premiere

1 June 1989

Runtime

74 min

Category

film

Genre

music, comedy, revue

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Jonáš II aneb Jak je důležité míti Melicharovou

Czech title

Jonáš II aneb Jak je důležité míti Melicharovou

English title

Jonas 39,5 C

Working title

Jonáš, aneb jak je důležité míti Melicharovou / Jonáš a Melicharová: Zlá noc

Summary

Jiří Suchý’s decade-long association with Prague’s Semafor theatre is celebrated via two feature films that utilise the character of cabaret performer Jonáš. The actor, singer and writer started out in this stage role paired with musician Jiří Šlitr. But after the death of his stage partner, Suchý found a new partner by way of Jitka Molavcová, with whom he devised the character of the love-struck cleaning lady Žofie Melicharová. She too serves as protagonist in this loose 1988 musical sketch sequel to Jonáš a Melicharová (Jonáš and Melicharová, 1986). Director Vladimír Sís again takes the helm, in a story filled with musical numbers and the comedic escapades of its two main characters. While looking for a present for the cleaning lady, Jonáš is struck down with flu. His illness-induced hallucinations see the real Melicharová battling with the perfect woman in the form of Olivie (Mahulena Bočanová). The story allows the performers to offer up many classic Semafor songs.

Synopsis

The retired cabaret artist is strolling in the Old Town in Prague and searching for a present for his cleaning lady Melicharová, who has birthday. Eventually, he finds an old TV in the junkyard and he drags it home in the rain. Melicharová looks gratefully at the TV set, although she cannot see anything on the screen. Jonáš gets sick from the chill and in feverish dreams his wishes come true. He is running on the meadow with the beautiful film star, Olivia. The omnipresent Melicharová is shepherding a cow near by. Jonáš writes a poem which is received vividly in the agency. He gets a role of a street sweeper and he is supposed to sweep poops after a goat which is walked by Melicharová. The goat becomes a cow, then an elephant and eventually Jonáš faints. He wakes up, but shortly after he falls asleep again. This time he is singing a duet with Olivia. She cannot sing, so Melicharová is singing instead of her. After some further songs, Jonáš and Melicharová are hitchhiking, but the only vehicle which stops is a double-bike on which they bike all the way to London. The cabaret man wins earrings in the lottery and he gives them to Olivia. After he wakes up, he gets another dream. He is singing with Melicharová in the yard. Melicharová has a singing and dancing number in the bar in Honolulu. In the narrow aisles of the working quarter Jonáš stabs a girl while singing. A bad smell wakes him up. Melicharová burnt the teapot. In the following dream, Jonáš gives to Melicharová the promised earrings (even with ears). Olivia is waving them and they are both walking in the beautiful summer afternoon on the race course, Melicharová in the flower hat, Jonáš dressed in a festive suite.

Cast

Jiří Suchý

Jonáš, kabaretiér v. v.

Jitka Molavcová

uklízečka Žofie Melicharová

Mahulena Bočanová

filmová hvězda Olivie

Zita Kabátová

prodavačka losů

Věra Křesadlová

sekretářka

Erna Březinová

bílá dívka

Antonín Klepáč

kajzrrock

Miloslav Horáček

kajzrrock/vrátný

Marcela Černačová

křehká baletka

Eva Čížkovská

černá dívka - položena Božena

Luboš Hajn

tvrdý hoch/kožená bunda

Miroslav Hajn

tvrdý hoch/kožená bunda

Václav Pálka

tvrdý hoch

Milan Klacek

muž s vlčími máky

Monika Herbichová

miss gymnázium

Simona Libichová

slečna

Michaela Srbová

slečna

Hana Tomanová

slečna

Rudolf Danda

hubený klavírista

Jiří Kuba

motocyklista

Milan Wolf

muž v námořnickém

Erik Rebernak

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Milan Klacek

Screenstory

Jiří Suchý

Shooting Script

Vladimír Sís

Script Editor

Pavel Hajný

Director of Photography

Jiří Krejčík ml.

Second Unit Photography

František Kučera, Pavel Nečesal

Production Designer

Jindřich Goetz

Set Designer

Miroslav Buberle, Ivo Černý, Vladimír Ježek, Michal Paul, Žák Jiří (2), Ladislav Winkelhöfer

Film Editor

Josef Valušiak

Sound Designer

Jiří Kejř

Production Manager

Jaromír Lukáš

Unit Production Manager

Luboš Kozák

Cooperation

Martin Malý, Jana Šimonová, Ivana Mrázová (2), Růžena Hejsková, Roman Vácha

Music

Selected Music

Johann Strauss ml. (Na krásném modrém Dunaji)

Music Performed by

FISYO (Music Conducted by Ferdinand Havlík), Orchestr Ferdinanda Havlíka

Choreographer

Erna Březinová

Songs

Pondělní blues

Songwriter Jiří Šlitr
Writer of Lyrics Jiří Suchý
Singer Jiří Suchý

Proč se lidi nemaj rádi

Songwriter Jiří Šlitr
Writer of Lyrics Jiří Suchý
Singer Jitka Molavcová

Malé kotě

Songwriter Jiří Šlitr
Writer of Lyrics Jiří Suchý
Singer Jiří Suchý

Čím budu, tím budu rád

Songwriter Jiří Šlitr
Writer of Lyrics Jiří Suchý
Singer Jiří Suchý

Koupil jsem si knot

Songwriter Jiří Šlitr
Writer of Lyrics Jiří Suchý
Singer Jiří Suchý

Klokočí

Songwriter Jiří Šlitr
Writer of Lyrics Jiří Suchý
Singer Jiří Suchý

Ukrejvám rozpaky

Songwriter Jiří Šlitr
Writer of Lyrics Jiří Suchý
Singer Jiří SuchýJitka MolavcováMahulena Bočanová [dab]

Píseň pro bratrance

Songwriter Jiří Šlitr
Writer of Lyrics Jiří Suchý
Singer Jiří SuchýJitka Molavcová

Sedm dárků

Songwriter Jiří Šlitr
Writer of Lyrics Jiří Suchý
Singer Jitka MolavcováJiří Suchý

Bar Honolulu

Songwriter Jiří Šlitr
Writer of Lyrics Jiří Suchý
Singer Jiří Suchý

Líbej mě víc //také v italštině//

Songwriter Jiří Šlitr
Writer of Lyrics Jiří Suchý
Singer Jitka Molavcová

Podivná hodina

Songwriter Jiří Šlitr
Writer of Lyrics Jiří Suchý
Singer Jiří Suchýsbor divadla Semafor

Motýl

Songwriter Jiří Šlitr
Writer of Lyrics Jiří Suchý
Singer Jiří SuchýJitka Molavcová

Píseň sekretářky

Songwriter Jiří Šlitr
Writer of Lyrics Jiří Suchý
Singer Věra Křesadlová

Happy end

Songwriter Jiří Suchý
Writer of Lyrics Jiří Suchý
Singer Věra Křesadlová

Jak se plaší zlé sny

Songwriter Jiří Suchý
Writer of Lyrics Jiří Suchý
Singer sbor divadla Semafor

Pramínek vlasů

Songwriter Jiří Suchý
Writer of Lyrics Jiří Suchý
Singer Jiří Suchý

Trvalo to rok

Songwriter Jiří Suchý
Writer of Lyrics Jiří Suchý
Singer Jiří SuchýJitka Molavcová

Vydáme se na tu cestu dlouhou

Songwriter Jiří Suchý
Writer of Lyrics Jiří Suchý
Singer Jitka MolavcováJiří Suchý

Cvrček

Songwriter Ferdinand Havlík
Writer of Lyrics Jiří Suchý
Singer Jiří SuchýJitka Molavcová

Babetta

Songwriter Jiří Šlitr

Production info

Original Title

Jonáš II aneb Jak je důležité míti Melicharovou

Czech Title

Jonáš II aneb Jak je důležité míti Melicharovou

English Title

Jonas 39,5 C

Working Title

Jonáš, aneb jak je důležité míti Melicharovou / Jonáš a Melicharová: Zlá noc

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

music, comedy, revue

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1988

Production Year

1988

Production specifications

literary Screenplay approved 2 March 1988
technical Screenplay approved 9 March 1988
start of filming 21 March 1988
end of filming 6 May 1988
the first film copy approved 21 December 1988
projection approval 22 December 1988

Premiere

premiere 1 June 1989

Creative Group

2. tvůrčí skupina, Josef Císař (vedoucí 2. tvůrčí skupiny)

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

74 min

Original length in metres

2 126 meters

Distribution carrier

35mm

Versions

Czech

Awards

Vítěz

Festival: 11. festival české a slovenské veselohry Nové Město nad Metují

1989
Nové Město nad Metují / Czechoslovakia
Jiří Suchý

Vítěz

Festival: 11. festival české a slovenské veselohry Nové Město nad Metují

1989
Nové Město nad Metují / Czechoslovakia
Jitka Molavcová