I Won’t Conjure After Today

Jindřich Polák, 1978

Film at Filmový přehled


Director Jindřich Polák said a definitive farewell to the quiet character with the magic bowler hat with his 1988 film Pan Tau (Tau). As early as 1979 he had released Od zítřka nečaruji (I Won’t Conjure After Today), a montage of three televised episodes in which Mr Tau (played by Otto Šimánek) gradually relinquished his magical powers. The character was created for a children’s series which Polák co-wrote with Ota Hofman. It ran from 1969 until 1978, at which point he released another film montage, Poplach v oblacích (Alarm in the Clouds).Tracking the kind, distinguished gentleman was airport safety inspector Málek, who – thanks to Mr Tau –finally becomes convinced of the existence of miracles. But there are too many people in the world eager to seize the magical bowler hat… Apart from Šimánek (that unforgettable friend of fun and fantasy), the cast includes Vlastimil Brodský as Inspector Málek, with Zdena Hadrbolcová as his wife.
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About a film

Production year 1978
Countries Czechoslovakia
Categories film
Genres fairytale
Form feature
Duration 84 min
Director Jindřich Polák
Cast Otto Šimánek, Vlastimil Brodský, Zdena Hadrbolcová, Marie Rosůlková, Josef Kemr, Václav Lohniský
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