Helimadoe

Country

Czech Republic

Copyright

1993

Production year

1992

Premiere

8 April 1993

Runtime

90 min

Category

film

Genre

psychological

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Helimadoe

Czech title

Helimadoe

English title

Helimadoe

Summary

A film transcription of the same novel of Jaroslav Havlíček. The title originates from the names of five daughters of an unusual country doctor Hanzelín: Helena, Lidmila, Marie, Dora and little Ema. Girls and their father remembers the narrator of the story, the elderly Prague doctor.

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 Staré Hrady, in the year 1911 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

Jana Konečná

Ema, Hanzelínova dcera

Jakub Marek

MUDr. Emil jako chlapec/cizí chlapec na pouti

Petr Pelzer

MUDr. Emil jako muž

Oldřich Navrátil

c. k. okresní hejtman Oldřich, Emilův otec

Eva Jakoubková

Emilova matka

Libuše Havelková

Háta, hospodyně u hejtmanů

Jiří Bartoška

salonní kouzelník Adalbert Balda

Alice Vegrová

Miss Aga, Baldova žena

Václav Vydra

učitel Pírko

Ota Sklenčka

profesor matematiky

Rudolf Pellar

profesor, člen komise

Antonín Zacpal

pacient Josífek

Eliška Cvrčková

pacientka se syfilisem

Ladislav Kazda

otec pacientky

Valerie Kaplanová

stará žena u nemocné

Commentary

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Magdaléna Čechová

Assistant Director

Soňa Arnoldová

Based on

Jaroslav Havlíček (Helimadoe – román)

Screenplay

Václav Šašek, Jaromil Jireš (spolupráce na scénáři)

Shooting Script

Jaromil Jireš

Director of Photography

Petr Polák

Second Unit Photography

Jiří Ondráček

Production Designer

Miloš Ditrich

Assistent Production Designer

Radmila Pavelková, Vítězslav Fejlek

Set Designer

Film Dekor, Ota Černý, Jaroslav Roubíček

Costume Designer

Jarmila Konečná

Film Editor

Milan Justin

Assistant Film Editor

Marcela Szabóová

Sound Designer

Pavel Dvořák, Jan Kacian (mix zvuku)

Assistant Sound Designer

Jitka Čáslavská, Richard Kittler

Production Manager

František Karoch (ČT), Šárka Podlipná (KF)

Unit Production Manager

Marcela Týcová (ČT), Tomáš Kodíček (KF)

Unit Production Manager

Zdenka Horáková, Petr Novák (KF), Hana Turečková (KF)

Consultant

Jan Čuřík

Cooperation

Jan Čuřík (umělecká spolupráce), Jan Klouza (vrchní osvětlovač), Zuzana Kovaříková (fotografka), Miroslav Bachtík, Vladimír Churáček, Michal Id, Jana Kvasničková, Filmové laboratoře České televize

Music

Music Composed by

Luboš Fišer, Miroslav Kořínek (úprava lidových písní)

Music Performed by

FISYO (Music Conducted by Štěpán Koníček)

Music Supervisor

Jiří Václav

Songs

Proč, kalino, v strouze stojíš

Songwriter lidová píseň
Writer of Lyrics lidová píseň
Singer Jana DolanskáZuzana BydžovskáLjuba KrbováLucie ZedníčkováJana Konečná

Ouvej, moje potěšení

Songwriter lidová píseň
Writer of Lyrics lidová píseň
Singer Jana DolanskáLjuba KrbováLucie ZedníčkováJana Konečná

Na Kysuci pána není

Songwriter lidová slovenská píseň
Writer of Lyrics lidová slovenská píseň
Singer Jana DolanskáLjuba KrbováLucie ZedníčkováJana Konečná

Měla jsem holoubka

Songwriter lidová píseň
Writer of Lyrics lidová píseň
Singer Jana DolanskáZuzana BydžovskáLucie ZedníčkováJana Konečná

Jeníčku bloudíš

Songwriter lidová píseň
Writer of Lyrics lidová píseň
Singer Jana DolanskáZuzana BydžovskáLjuba KrbováLucie ZedníčkováJana Konečná

Proč krušinka v struze stojí

Songwriter lidová píseň
Writer of Lyrics lidová píseň
Singer Jana DolanskáZuzana BydžovskáLjuba KrbováJana Konečná

Production info

Original Title

Helimadoe

Czech Title

Helimadoe

English Title

Helimadoe

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

psychological

Origin country

Czech Republic

Copyright

1993

Production Year

1992

Premiere

gala premiere 7 April 1993 (Praha)
distribution premiere 8 April 1993 /suitable for youths/

Distribution slogan

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

Copyright Holders

ČESKÁ TELEVIZE, KF a.s.

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, French

Subtitles languages

without subtitles

Opening/End credits languages

Czech

Awards

Nominace

Event: 1. Český lev za rok 1993

1994
Praha / Czech Republic
Lucie Zedníčková

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
Jaromil Jireš

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

Vítěz

Festival: 11. mezinárodní filmový festival Harare

1994
Harare / Zimbabwe

Nominace

Event: 1. Český lev za rok 1993

1994
Praha / Czech Republic
Josef Somr

Vítěz

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

1993
Bratislava / the Slovak Republic