Saint from Krejcárek

Petr Tuček, 1969

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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

Production year 1969
Countries Czechoslovakia
Categories film
Genres allegory, psychological
Form feature
Duration 88 min
Director Petr Tuček
Cast Václav Kotva, František Peterka, Jaroslava Vysloužilová, Jaroslav Kníže, Karel Jelínek, Stanislav Stolbenko
Director of photography Andrej Barla
Screenplay Vladimír Kalina, Petr Tuček
Editor Zdeněk Stehlík
Production designer Karel Černý
Music Svatopluk Havelka
Sound designer Dobroslav Šrámek