Saint from Krejcárek

Petr Tuček, 1969



This 1969 feature-film debut from Petr Tuček tells the modern-day story of simple cobbler Lájošek Cína, who swaps trades after being chosen by delivery driver Martin to be his assistant. Cína begins living with Martin’s fanciful lover Magda in the Krejcárek district in Prague’s Žižkov. He treats her children as his own and enjoys good relations with all the other inhabitants of this colourful community – but only until he finally erupts in a jealous rage and causes an irreparable tragedy. This tragicomedy, set against the popular backdrop of the workers' quarter of Žižkov, offered experienced actor Václav Kotva a rare chance at a major leading role. Robust driver Martin, who pulls the unhappy Lájošek into a world of problems, is played by František Peterka. The role of Magda goes to the unfairly forgotten Jaroslava Vysloužilová.
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About a film

film_production_year 1969
film_countries Czechoslovakia
film_genres allegory, psychological
film_form feature
film_duration 88 min
film_director Petr Tuček
film_cast Václav Kotva, František Peterka, Jaroslava Vysloužilová, Jaroslav Kníže, Karel Jelínek, Stanislav Stolbenko
film_director_of_photography Andrej Barla
film_screenplay Vladimír Kalina, Petr Tuček
film_film_editor Zdeněk Stehlík
film_production_designer Karel Černý
film_music_composed_by Svatopluk Havelka
film_sound_designer Dobroslav Šrámek