Girl Robinson

Karel Kachyňa, 1974



Novelist Marie Majerová’s Robinsonka (The Girl Robinson, 1940) has twice been adapted for the silver screen. On the first occasion, in 1956, it was director Jaromír Pleskot who took up the assignment, while 18 years later old hand Karel Kachyňa gave it a go. The heroine of this family film set in the 1930s is 14-year-old Blažena, a girl who tragically loses her mother during the birth of an eagerly awaited second child. While the baby is left in a care institution for infants, the teenage girl strives to cope with the intrigues of the household. She is helped by her favourite book, Robinson Crusoe, and by the maid Tonička. And on the horizon is Blaženka’s first love – student Jarda Duchoň… Miroslava Šafránková, then 16, is tremendous in her first leading role. Petr Kostka plays the part of the father and Jaroslava Obermaierová embodies the faithful Tonička. Vladimír Dlouhý continues with his career as a child actor in the role of Jarda.
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About a film

film_production_year 1974
film_countries Czechoslovakia
film_genres children, psychological
film_form feature
film_duration 76 min
film_director Karel Kachyňa
film_cast Miroslava Šafránková, Petr Kostka, Jaroslava Obermaierová, Vladimír Dlouhý, Marie Horáková, Jitka Vitnerová
film_director_of_photography Josef Pávek
film_screenplay Ota Hofman
film_film_editor Miroslav Hájek
film_production_designer Oldřich Okáč
film_music_composed_by Zdeněk Liška
film_sound_designer Jiří Lenoch