Let’s Sing a Song

Ondřej Trojan, 1990

Film at Filmový přehled


Jan Hřebejk and Petr Jarchovský – two distinctive personalities who would go on to form one of the most enduring writer-director partnerships in post-war Czechoslovak film – co-operated on the screenplay for this tragicomedy set in a scout (socialist-era “pioneer”) camp. Pějme píseň dohola (Let’s Sing a Song, 1990) provided the directing debut for a core member of the Sklep Theatre of Prague, Ondřej Trojan. In later years, now primarily wearing a producer’s hat, Trojan would team up on many other successful projects alongside Hřebejk and Jarchovský. This summer holiday story, mining both the bizarreness and curiosity factor of organised camp life, served as a showcase film for an emerging generation of filmmakers, and their very particular sense of style and humour. Today, Pějme píseň dohola has attained cult status. The role of female pioneer Tráva is played by the next of Hřebejk’s star finds, namely Anna Geislerová, here seen in her debut role.
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About a film

Production year 1990
Countries Czechoslovakia
Categories film
Genres tragicomedy
Form feature
Duration 103 min
Director Ondřej Trojan
Cast Václav Chalupa, Ulrika Kotajná, Ladislav Brothánek, Jiří Šašek, Radek Říha
Director of photography Asen Šopov
Screenplay Jan Hřebejk, Petr Jarchovský
Editor Jan Mattlach
Production designer Jiří Matolín
Artist David Vávra
Music Jiří Křivka, skupina Zikkurat
Sound designer Tomáš Janeček