Alarm in the Clouds

Jindřich Polák, 1978

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Od zítřka nečaruji (English title: I Won't Conjure After Today, 1978) and Poplach v oblacích (1979) are two feature films which were created by stitching together several episodes of the popular 1977 children’s television series Pan Tau (Mr Tau). Telling the story of a silent man with a magical bowler hat, this modern comedy story, written by Ota Hofman and directed by Jindřich Polák, links together the Pan Tau episodes Poplach v oblacích (Alarm in the Clouds, 1978, TV), Lov na slona (Elephant Hunt, 1977, TV) and Noc v safari (Night on Safari, 1978, TV). In the film, Mr Tau causes a stir at the airport after taking a walk along the wing of a plane. Security inspector Málek does everything he can to catch Mr Tau, who eventually ends up losing his hat. By coincidence, this ends up in the hands of zoo staffer Kalous, whose life, as a result, takes a major turn. Thanks to the help of some children, Mr Tau manages to put everything back the way it should be. The much respected actor Otto Šimánek appears as Mr Tau in this beloved family favourite. Málek is played by Vlastimil Brodský.
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About a film

Production year 1978
Countries Czechoslovakia
Categories film
Genres comedy, fairytale
Form feature
Duration 77 min
Director Jindřich Polák
Cast Otto Šimánek, Vlastimil Brodský, Petr Nárožný, Alena Jirešová, Josef Dvořák, Robert Vrchota
Director of photography Josef Vaniš
Screenplay Ota Hofman, Jindřich Polák
Editor Zdeněk Stehlík
Production designer Jiří Hlupý
Music Jiří Malásek, Jiří Bažant, Vlastimil Hála
Sound designer Milan R. Novotný