Antonín Máša, 1972



One of Vítězslav Jandák’s early film appearances was in 1972 drama Rodeo. Then aged 25, the actor portrayed 18-year-old youngster Imrich who dedicates his life to a passion for motorcycles. Instead of taking his high school exams, the dropout Imrich gets to grips with the hard work required in an automobile repair shop (he also learns about the shady practices of his boss Hasman, played by Josef Somer). Eventually, our hero makes it into the national competition… Eva Trejtnarová stars as Imrich’s unreliable lover from school. Libuše Šafránková plays the daughter of the mathematics professor, and it is she who spurs Imrich to return to his classes. Director Antonín Máša, who was forced to depart the “normalised” Barrandov film studios in Prague under early 1970s socialism, produced this feature in a coproduction arranged between Krátký film Praha and Gottwaldov Studio (now Zlín).
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About a film

film_production_year 1972
film_countries Czechoslovakia
film_genres narrative
film_form feature
film_duration 93 min
film_director Antonín Máša
film_cast Vítězslav Jandák, Eva Trejtnarová, Vladimír Šmeral, Libuše Šafránková, Josef Somr, Eva Jiroušková
film_director_of_photography Jiří Kolín
film_screenplay Antonín Máša
film_film_editor Antonín Štrojsa
film_production_designer Jan Oliva
film_music_composed_by Svatopluk Havelka
film_sound_designer František Fabián