Hic Team

Hynek Bočan, 1976



The benefits of drinking milk as a natural way of staving off silicosis (or the “dust disease” or “grinder's asthma”), an occupational disease that affects miners, is promoted in this 1976 comedy. Unpretentiously shot, the film recounts a battle between pit mine bosses and a group of miners with a bad reputation. The lazy drifters, whose motto betrays their poor attitude to work, are in the end forced to drink milk as part of a test group. Over time, the health, morale and job performance over these miners improves... The film, nowadays of interest particularly thanks to its bizarre theme, was directed by Hynek Bočan. Due to his politics, Bočan had not been allowed to work at Prague's Barrandov film studios for several years. The studio let him take the helm of a film production for the first time with Parta hic (The Hic Team). The cast features many well-known actors, including Josef Kemr and Vladimír Menšík.
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About a film

film_production_year 1976
film_countries Czechoslovakia
film_genres comedy
film_form feature
film_duration 92 min
film_director Hynek Bočan
film_cast Václav Babka, Vladimír Menšík, Jan Skopeček, Josef Kemr, Josef Dvořák
film_director_of_photography Jiří Šámal
film_screenplay Václav Jelínek, Pavel Torda
film_film_editor Zdeněk Stehlík
film_production_designer Oldřich Bosák
film_music_composed_by Ladislav Štaidl
film_sound_designer Oldřich Tichý