Girl on the Broom

Václav Vorlíček, 1971

Film at Filmový přehled


The modern fairy tale, which Macourek returned to in the television series Arabela, became the basis for an intelligent, imaginative and witty spectacle in The Girl on the Broom, which has gained cult status among several generations of viewers. Contributing to the film's success is the then twenty-two-year-old singer Petra Cernocká, who plays Saxana with charm, insight and love. Jan Hrušínský, a popular representative of good, sensitive young men, appears in the film as Honza. Vorlíček, however, also proved to have an exceptional sense for casting supporting roles (Vladimír Menšík as the vampire janitor, Jan Kraus as the malevolent Miky, Helena Růžičková as a mad patient in a mental institution...).

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About a film

Production year 1971
Countries Czechoslovakia
Categories film
Genres comedy, fairytale
Form feature
Duration 80 min
Director Václav Vorlíček
Cast Petra Černocká, Jan Hrušínský, Jan Kraus, Vlastimil Zavřel, Michal Hejný
Director of photography Vladimír Novotný
Screenplay Miloš Macourek, Václav Vorlíček
Editor Miroslav Hájek
Production designer Oldřich Bosák
Artist Theodor Pištěk ml.
Music Angelo Michajlov
Sound designer Jiří Hora