Julius Matula, 1989

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Screenwriter Jiří Šebánek had Slovak jazz musician Laco Déczi in mind while creating the character of Beno Vichnár – the protagonist of this 1989 comedy by accomplished director Július Matula. Just like Déczi, Beno plays the trumpet and is the head of a jazz band. He’s not short of pride that he able to live and work as a freelancer. He refuses the chance to marry his landlord’s daughter and also knocks back a lucrative offer to play in the band of popular singer Gábina Kleinová. Beno in fact often spoils everything for himself. He’s always without a penny and he gets entangled in situations created by his pranks. But still, he values his freedom above all… Slovak actor Marián Zednikovič shines in the lead role of this nostalgic comedy. Jiří Schmitzer plays the part of Beno’s friend Emil Vidlák, Lucie Bílá – the real-life singer – is Gábina.
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About a film

Production year 1989
Countries Czechoslovakia
Categories film
Genres comedy
Form feature
Duration 90 min
Director Julius Matula
Cast Marián Zednikovič, Jiří Schmitzer, Miroslava Pleštilová, Jana Švandová, Lucie Bílá, Zuzana Geislerová
Director of photography F. A. Brabec
Screenplay Julius Matula, Jiří Šebánek
Editor Dalibor Lipský
Production designer Jaromír Švarc
Music Zdeněk Zdeněk
Sound designer Jiří Hora