Teddy Bear

Country

Czech Republic

Copyright

2007

Production year

2006—2007

Premiere

6 September 2007

Runtime

98 min

Director

Jan Hřebejk

Category

film

Genre

comedy, bitter comedy

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Medvídek

Czech title

Medvídek

English title

Teddy Bear

Working title

Medovník

Summary

A story from modern Prague that tells of the fates of three friends, who know each other from their school years. Their relationships seem idyllic, hardly anyone from their neighbourhood however suspects, that all of them have secrets, which influence their subsequent fates. The title comes from a concept, that represents a cute plush teddy bear, but also a predatory beast.

Cast

Jiří Macháček

Jirka, soukromý galerista

Tatiana Vilhelmová

Vanda, Jirkova žena

Klára Issová

Ema, Jirkova švagrová

Roman Luknár

Roman, gynekolog

Anna Geislerová

Anna, Romanova žena

Věra Křesadlová

Romanova matka

Jiří Menzel

Romanův otec

Ivan Trojan

Ivan, diplomat

Nataša Burger /ž/

Johanka, Ivanova žena

Zuzana Fialová

Jutka, Romanova milenka

Cyril Svoboda

on sám, politik

Linda Mojžíšová

sekretářka

Martyna Dworakowska /ž/

politička

Adriano Figura

politik Marko

Lucie Budilová

sekretářka

Erika Bornová

umělkyně

Eliška Kvapilová

umělkyně Anežka

Šimon Kačur

novinář

Ivan Prokop

fotograf

Petr Jarchovský

návštěvník výstavy

Music

Selected Music

Petr Iljič Čajkovskij (Koncert pro klavír a orchestr č. 1 b moll, op. 23), Erik Satie (Gnossiene č. 5)

Music Conducted by

Karel Ančerl (Koncert pro klavír a orchestr č. 1 b moll, op. 23), Karel Krautgartner (Jsi jako dlouhý most)

Songs

Jsi jako dlouhý most

Songwriter Karel Mareš
Writer of Lyrics Rostislav Černý
Singer Eva Olmerová

Probuď se květino

Songwriter Ivan Trojan
Singer Ivan Trojan

Into the Jungle

Songwriter Karel Babuljak
Writer of Lyrics Martin Tankwey

Donovan Ma Timeless Cosmic Friend

Songwriter Oliver Shanti

Locations

Česká republika, Praha a okolí (Česká republika), Itálie, Řím (Itálie)

Production info

Original Title

Medvídek

Czech Title

Medvídek

English Title

Teddy Bear

Working Title

Medovník

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

comedy, bitter comedy

Origin country

Czech Republic

Copyright

2007

Production Year

2006—2007

Production specifications

start of filming 1 August 2006
end of filming 28 February 2007

Premiere

gala premiere 5 September 2007 (multiplex Village Cinemas Anděl, Praha)
distribution premiere 6 September 2007 /recommended for 12 and over/

Distribution slogan

A bitter comedy about the world in which the female principle is stronger than the male; gentle is stronger than tough and water is stronger than stone.

Distribution

FALCON a. s.

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

98 min

Distribution carrier

35mm

Aspect ratio

1:1,85

Colour

colour

Sound

sound

Sound system/format

Dolby Digital

Versions

Czech

Dialogue languages

Czech, Slovak, Italian

Subtitles languages

Czech

Opening/End credits languages

Czech