Two Men Report Arrival

Václav Vorlíček, 1975



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

film_production_year 1975
film_countries Czechoslovakia
film_genres narrative
film_form feature
film_duration 95 min
film_director Václav Vorlíček
film_cast Jaromír Hanzlík, Jorga Kotrbová, Dáša Neblechová, Čestmír Řanda, Josef Somr
film_director_of_photography Josef Illík
film_screenplay Gustav Oplustil, Václav Vorlíček
film_film_editor Miroslav Hájek
film_production_designer Oldřich Bosák
film_music_composed_by Karel Svoboda
film_sound_designer František Fabián