Affairs of My Wife

Vladimír Čech, 1972

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Detective stories were a genre that provided a rare opportunity for avoiding the censor’s beady eye in the early days of the post-1968 “normalisation”. And the talents of screenwriter Zdenek Zaoral and highly experienced director Vladimír Čech ensured that Affairs of My Wife, made in 1972, has remained a timeless refreshment for the viewer. The heroine of the narrative comedy is amateur sleuth Adéla Neradová, a physician by profession, charmingly performed by Libuše Švormová. With the help of her photographer husband Petr, played by Jiří Vala, Adéla unravels several complicated cases of crime. The first takes place on a train to Paris, the second revolves around an alleged murder in the Prokopské Valley in Prague and the third deals with crime among a travelling funfair community. The film’s appeal is raised by the supporting cast which includes excellent performances by Vladimír Menšík and František Filipovský.
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About a film

Production year 1972
Countries Czechoslovakia
Categories short story film
Genres comedy, crime, short-story
Form feature
Duration 87 min
Director Vladimír Čech
Cast Libuše Švormová, Jiří Vala, Josef Langmiler, Vladimír Menšík, Eduard Kohout, František Filipovský
Director of photography Václav Huňka
Screenplay Zdenek Zaoral, Vladimír Čech
Editor Antonín Zelenka
Production designer Bohuslav Kulič, Miroslav Hrachovec
Music Štěpán Lucký
Sound designer Pavel Jelínek