Helimadoe

Country

Czech Republic

Copyright

1993

Production year

1992

Premiere

8 April 1993

Runtime

90 min

Category

film

Genre

narrative

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Helimadoe

Czech title

Helimadoe

English title

Helimadoe

Synopsis

An ageing doctor recalls his youth – He-Li-Ma-Do-E: Helena, Lidmila, Marie, Dora. and Emilka, five daughters of the peculiar doctor Hanzelín. The teenager, Emil, son of the district commissioner in a Southern Bohemian city, falls seriously ill. He is under the treatment of doctor Hanzelín. His daughters attend to the boy in turns. Emil's father follows the doctor's advice and sends his son to the doctor's family every day for additional treatment. Thus Emil finds himself mainly in women's world. The girls gibe at him a bit and they seduce him a bit as well. The boy falls in love with Dora, who as the only one unwilling to be a spinster. Her only suitor is the teacher, Pírko, but she does not like him. The youngest daughter Ema loves Emil as her first childhood love and, out of jealousy, she reveals to him that Dora is dating the magician in the evenings. His wife, Aga, died from tuberculosis in the town. One evening, Emil sees the couple making love. He is angry with Dora, but in the end he secretly brings her letters from the magician. Dora runs away from home and her father, doctor Hanzelín, forbids any mention of her at home. Ema takes her position. All singing, the girls ride with their father in his barouche, calling on patients. Emil's father is promoted and his family moves away. Later, Emil graduates from medical school. Many years after, he has in his hands doctor Hanzelín's obituary and is looking at pictures from his youth. His recollection becomes stronger as he hears a magician's voice from the open market nearby.

Cast

Josef Somr

MUDr.Josef Hanzelín

Jana Dolanská

Helena, Hanzelínova dcera

Zuzana Bydžovská

Lidmila, Hanzelínova dcera

Ljuba Krbová

Marie, Hanzelínova dcera

Lucie Zedníčková

Dora, Hanzelínova dcera

Konečná Jana (2)

Ema, Hanzelínova dcera

Jakub Marek

Emil jako chlapec

Petr Pelzer

Emil jako muž

Oldřich Navrátil

Emilův otec, c.k. okresní hejtman

Eva Jakoubková

Emilova matka

Jiří Bartoška

kouzelník Adalbert Balda

Alice Vegrová

Aga, Baldova žena

Václav Vydra

učitel Pírko

Rudolf Pellar

člen komise

Eliška Cvrčková

pacientka

Ladislav Kazda

příbuzný pacientky

Valerie Kaplanová

stará žena

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Magdaléna Čechová

Assistant Director

Soňa Arnoldová

Script Supervisor

Michaela Kopřivová

Based on

Jaroslav Havlíček (Helimadoe – román)

Director of Photography

Petr Polák

Second Unit Photography

Jiří Ondráček

Production Designer

Miloš Ditrich

Set Designer

Ota Černý, Jaroslav Roubíček

Costume Designer

Jarmila Konečná

Film Editor

Milan Justin

Sound Designer

Pavel Dvořák, Jan Kacian

Assistant Sound Designer

Jitka Čáslavská

Unit Production Manager

Tomáš Kodíček, Marcela Týcová

Consultant

Jan Čuřík

Cooperation

Hana Turečková, Jan Čuřík, Radmila Pavelková, Vítězslav Fejlek, Jan Klouza, Richard Kittler, Jana Kvasničková, Miroslav Bachtík, Vladimír Churáček, Michal Id, Zdenka Horáková, Martin Štěpánek (2), Zuzana Kovaříková, Marcela Szabóová

Music

Music Performed by

FISYO (Music Conducted by Štěpán Koníček),

Music Supervisor

Jiří Václav

Songs

Proč krušinka v struze stojí

Songwriter lidová píseň
Singer dívčí sbor

Jeníčku hloupý

Songwriter lidová píseň
Singer dívčí sbor

Měla jsem holoubka

Songwriter lidová píseň
Singer dívčí sbor

Na Kysuci pána není

Songwriter lidová slovenská píseň
Singer dívčí sbor

Ouvej, moje potěšení

Songwriter lidová píseň
Singer dívčí sbor

Production info

Original Title

Helimadoe

Czech Title

Helimadoe

English Title

Helimadoe

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

narrative

Origin country

Czech Republic

Copyright

1993

Production Year

1992

Premiere

premiere 8 April 1993 /suitable for youths/

Distribution slogan

The romantic story about a teenager who grows to be a man.

Distribution

KF a.s.

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

90 min

Distribution carrier

35mm

Aspect ratio

1:1,37

Colour

colour

Sound

sound

Sound system/format

mono

Versions

Czech

Dialogue languages

Czech

Subtitles languages

without subtitles

Opening/End credits languages

Czech

Awards

Vítěz

Festival: 11. mezinárodní filmový festival Harare

1994
Harare / Zimbabwe

Nominace

Event: 1. Český lev za rok 1993

1994
Praha / Czech Republic
Jaromil Jireš

Nominace

Event: 1. Český lev za rok 1993

1994
Praha / Czech Republic
Luboš Fišer

Nominace

Event: 1. Český lev za rok 1993

1994
Praha / Czech Republic

Nominace

Event: 1. Český lev za rok 1993

1994
Praha / Czech Republic
Josef Somr

Vítěz

Event: 1. Český lev za rok 1993

1994
Praha / Czech Republic
Václav Šašek

Vítěz

Event: Anketa časopisu Kinorevue

1994
Praha / Czech Republic

Nominace

Event: 1. Český lev za rok 1993

1994
Praha / Czech Republic
Lucie Zedníčková

Vítěz

Festival: 2. mezinárodní filmový festival hraných debutů Fórum´93 Bratislava

1993
Bratislava / the Slovak Republic