One Cat after the Other

comedy

Typology

feature

Lenght

long

Czech title

Jedna kočka za druhou

Runtime

90 min

Country

Czech Republic

Copyright

1993

Production year

1993

Premiere

01.08.1993

Language version

Czech

Director

František Filip

Synopsis

Klára Zárubecká, an energetic and active woman around fifty, works in the buffet at the railway station in a small town. She was never married, although she has a permanent suitor, the Undertaker. Klara is visited by her stepfather, Viktor, with a showy partner and her stepbrother, Fanda, who arrives with his attractive girl-friend, Erika. Klára welcomes Viktor without pleasure. Once he left her mother he did not care even for Fanda. On top of that, he owes her quite a lot of money. Klára is saving, because she wants to buy a villa, where she is living and where she is serving the landlady. She decided not to borrow even a penny from her stepfather. Fanda's girl-friend is mentally unbalanced, because some time ago she was raped and suffered shock, since then she is undergoing treatment. In the evening, at a dancing party, Erika is harassed by Carda, a skilled handyman. But Fanda fights with him because of her. Viktor comes for dinner to Klára. He thinks he will die soon. He confesses to Klára that a legal action might be taken against him because he did not pay alimony and owes his former wife 48 000 crowns, which he still has to pay today. Klára cannot allow her family to lose honor and gives her savings to her father. Now she can no longer buy the villa. Viktor sends the money and shortly afterwards he dies. Klára embarks on work. She thinks that after Erika is finished with her studies, she will marry Fanda and she will build a new house. Then she will maybe marry the Undertaker. In the meantime she can just give him beautiful kittens.

Cast

Jiřina Bohdalová

bufetářka Klára Zárubecká

Josef Somr

Viktor Pouzar, Klářin nevlastní otec

Petr Nárožný

nápadník Karel zvaný Funebrák

Jiřina Jirásková

majitelka domu Karbusická

Václav Postránecký

řemeslník Carda

Václav Vydra

Fanda, Klářin nevlastní bratr

Simona Postlerová

studentka Erika, Fandova přítelkyně

Valerie Zawadská

Květa Lehárová, Viktorova milenka

Bohuslav Čáp

tajemník

David Schneider

Pepa Jindrůlek

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Olga Kubištová

Assistant Director

Jarmila Kovtanová

Based on

Jiří Hubač (Dům na nebesích – divadelní hra)

Second Unit Photography

Jan Kváča

Camera Operator

Vladimír Duben, Milan Kopecký

Production Designer

Jaromír Švarc

Set Designer

Milan Šveňha

Make-Up Artist

Květa Holasová, Anna Kodešová

Film Editor

Dalibor Lipský

Sound Designer

Karel Jaroš

Production Manager

Miroslav Dousek, Rudolf Mos

Unit Production Manager

Hana Štefanová, Jiří Mařas

Unit Production Manager

Danuše Vrbová

Cooperation

Vladimír Pavlovič, Jiří Bělík, Magdaléna Blaháková, Ruth Kubalíková, M. Nedbálková, Jaroslav Tomsa, Erika Vojáčková, Klub historie kolejové dopravy Praha

Music

Music Composed by

Jiří F. Svoboda

Selected Music

Ludwig van Beethoven (Sonáta cis moll /Měsíční svit/)

Music Performed by

FISYO

Songs

V Hodoníně za vojáčka mňa vzali, Žalm 103. Hospodin je milosrdný, Docela všední den, Pramínek vlasů, Za rok se vrátím

Songwriter

Jan Hammer (Docela všední den), Jiří Suchý (Pramínek vlasů), Eduardo Di Capua (Za rok se vrátím)

Writer of Lyrics

Jiřina Fikejzová (Za rok se vrátím)

Singer

ženský sbor (V Hodoníně za vojáčka mňa vzali), Josef Somr (V Hodoníně za vojáčka mňa vzali), Petr Nárožný (V Hodoníně za vojáčka mňa vzali), sbor (Žalm 103. Hospodin je milosrdný), Václav Postránecký (Za rok se vrátím)

Production info

Original Title

Jedna kočka za druhou

English Title

One Cat after the Other

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

comedy

Origin country

Czech Republic

Copyright

1993

Production Year

1993

Premiere

01.08.1993

Production

Rudolf Mos

Distribution

Planfilm Tachov

Technical info

Lenght

long

Runtime

90 min

Versions

Czech

Awards

Vítěz

Festival: 15. festival české filmové komedie – Novoměstský hrnec smíchu 1993 Nové Město nad Metují

1993
Nové Město nad Metují / Czech Republic

Vítěz

Festival: 15. festival české filmové komedie – Novoměstský hrnec smíchu 1993 Nové Město nad Metují

1993
Nové Město nad Metují / Czech Republic
Jiřina Bohdalová