Daddy for Sunday

Jaroslav Mach, 1970

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Jaroslav Mach’s 1971 feature examines the impact of divorce on children. The protagonist of this feature is engineer Kalista, who, since his divorce, has only seldom seen his 11-year-old daughter Jana. Kalista decides to marry his twenty-years-younger lover Eva, who wants to introduce the future step-daughter to her parents. However, Eva’s parents do not approve of the marriage, unhappy that Eva has destroyed Kalista’s family. The potential bridegroom’s divorced sister, meanwhile, disapproves of Eva. The leading roles in this unremarkable feature are played by Svatopluk Matyáš (Kalista), Regina Rázlová (Eva) and Milena Dvorská (Olga). Non-actor Zdena Machálková portrays young Jana. Radovan Lukavský employs charisma and moral authority in the role of Eva’s gamekeeper father.
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About a film

Production year 1970
Countries Czechoslovakia
Categories film
Genres comedy, family
Form feature
Duration 66 min
Director Jaroslav Mach
Cast Svatopluk Matyáš, Zdena Machálková, Regina Rázlová, Radovan Lukavský, Zora Božinová, Milena Dvorská
Director of photography Josef Hanuš
Screenplay Vladimír Kalina, Jaroslav Mach
Editor Zdeněk Stehlík
Production designer Karel Škvor
Music Štěpán Lucký
Sound designer Miloslav Hůrka