One Cat after the Other

Country

Czech Republic

Copyright

1993

Production year

1993

Premiere

1 August 1993

Runtime

90 min

Category

film

Genre

comedy, bitter comedy

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Jedna kočka za druhou

Czech title

Jedna kočka za druhou

English title

One Cat after the Other

Summary

A comedy based on the theatrical play The House in Heaven. Excellent acting of Jiřina Bohdalová dominates the film.

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

zpěvák Viktor Pouzar, Klářin nevlastní otec

Petr Nárožný

zřízenec pohřebního ústavu Karel zvaný Funebrák, Klářin nápadník

Jiřina Jirásková

majitelka domu Karbusická

Václav Postránecký

řemeslník Carda

Václav Vydra

úsekový důvěrník Fanda Pouzar, Klářin nevlastní bratr

Simona Postlerová

studentka Erika, Fandova přítelkyně

Valerie Zawadská

Květa Lehárová, Viktorova milenka

David Schneider

Pepa Jindrůlek, Fandův kamarád

Ladislav Trojan

náměstek tajemníka

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Olga Kubištová

Assistant Director

Marie Nedbolková

Script Supervisor

Jarmila Kovtanová

Based on

Jiří Hubač (Dům na nebesích – divadelní hra)

Shooting Script

František Filip

Director of Photography

Antonín Holub

Second Unit Photography

Jan Kváča

Production Designer

Jaromír Švarc

Assistent Production Designer

Vladimír Pavlovič

Set Designer

Milan Šveňha

Costume Designer

Věra Mírová

Make-Up Artist

Květa Holasová, Anna Kodešová

Film Editor

Dalibor Lipský

Sound Designer

Karel Jaroš

Assistant Sound Designer

Jiří Bělík, Václav Kliegel

Producer

Rudolf Mos

Production Manager

Miroslav Dousek

Unit Production Manager

Hana Štefanová, Jiří Mařas

Unit Production Manager

Marie Nedbálková, Danuše Vrbová

Cooperation

Magdaléna Blaháková (klapka), J. Malý, Klub historie kolejové dopravy Praha, AB Barrandov Filmové laboratoře

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

Singer Josef SomrPetr Nárožnýženský sbor

Žalm 103. Hospodin je milosrdný

Singer sbor

Docela všední den

Songwriter Jan Hammer

Pramínek vlasů

Songwriter Jiří Suchý

Za rok se vrátím

Songwriter Eduardo Di Capua
Writer of Lyrics Jiřina Fikejzová
Singer Václav Postránecký

Production info

Original Title

Jedna kočka za druhou

Czech Title

Jedna kočka za druhou

English Title

One Cat after the Other

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

comedy, bitter comedy

Origin country

Czech Republic

Copyright

1993

Production Year

1993

Premiere

premiere 1 August 1993 /recommended for 12 and over/

Production

Rudolf Mos

Copyright Holders

Rudolf Mos

Distribution

Planfilm Tachov (monopol do 31. 7. 1996), Moraviafilm Brno (programování; monopol do 31. 7. 1996)

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

Nominace

Event: 1. Český lev za rok 1993

1994
Praha / Czech Republic
Jiřina Bohdalová

Vítěz

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

1993
Nové Město nad Metují / Czech Republic
Jiřina Bohdalová

Vítěz

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

1993
Nové Město nad Metují / Czech Republic