Two Men Report Arrival

Václav Vorlíček, 1975

Film at Filmový přehled


During the 1970s and 80s, filmmaker Václav Vorlíček made a number of films produced to order for the communist regime. Alongside such unforgettable titles as Dívka na koštěti (The Girl on the Broom, 1971) or Tří oříšky pro Popelku (Three Nuts for Cinderella, 1973) we find this 1977 comedy about the escapades of a young and inexperienced soldier – the wooden, naive, and honest private Valenta, who leaves behind a comfortable life as the golden son of the family and instead joins the military, and encounters his first brush with love on the way. The lead character in this light-hearted romp, nicknamed Švadlenka, is expertly played by actor Jaromír Hanzlík. Jorga Kotrbová plays the charming Julka, who ends up becoming a mother to a little boy. Josef Somr assumes the role of the heroic, paternalistic Captain Sychra.
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About a film

Production year 1975
Countries Czechoslovakia
Categories film
Genres narrative
Form feature
Duration 95 min
Director Václav Vorlíček
Cast Jaromír Hanzlík, Jorga Kotrbová, Dáša Neblechová, Čestmír Řanda, Josef Somr
Director of photography Josef Illík
Screenplay Gustav Oplustil, Václav Vorlíček
Editor Miroslav Hájek
Production designer Oldřich Bosák
Music Karel Svoboda
Sound designer František Fabián