Orange Boy

Václav Matějka, 1975

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This 1975 drama from director Václav Matějka tells the story of a turbulent relationship between a mother and son. Lead character Petr is released from a correctional institute, where the young delinquent trained to become a cabinet maker. The young man moves back to living with his waitress mother and tries to build a new life. However, Petr disapproves of, and cannot live with, his mother’s second marriage. Fortunately, he is prevented from going off the rails by a group of workers building a new apartment complex... Matějka also served as the screenwriter of this narrative, fulfilling the ideological viewpoint of the time which emphasised how hard work can set right young offenders. Otakar Brousek Jr., takes the lead role, while Karolina Slunéčková portrays Petr’s mother. Her new partner is played by Josef Somr. Vladimír Menšík offers a strong performance as Petr's paternalistic boss Rána.
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About a film

Production year 1975
Countries Czechoslovakia
Categories film
Genres psychological
Form feature
Duration 93 min
Director Václav Matějka
Cast Otakar Brousek ml., Karolina Slunéčková, Eduard Cupák, Josef Somr, Vladimír Menšík, Míla Myslíková
Director of photography Ivan Šlapeta
Screenplay Václav Matějka
Editor Josef Valušiak
Production designer Milan Nejedlý
Music Martin Kratochvíl
Sound designer Jiří Pavlík