Social Lions

Jaromír Borek, 1978



Screenwriter and director Jaromír Borek specialised in films for children and youth. However, Lvi salónů (The Social Lions, 1978) is a comedy about an eccentric builder from Ostrava, who encounters all the temptations of the big city while constructing a tenement building in Prague. The hero Fery strikes up a friendship with his naive colleague Pepík, with whom he shares a trailer on the building site. A cafe singer named Virginia begins to threaten Pepík’s carefree existence. The worldly-wise young woman is only interested in money and soon lures the infatuated young man into an unenviable situation. Fery helps his friend out of trouble… The lead roles were played by Josef Dvořák (Fery) and Jan Hartl (Pepík). The beautiful Virginia was portrayed by Jana Válková, while Dagmar Veškrnová played cinema usherette Helenka, the nice girl who also becomes involved in the men’s lives.
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About a film

film_production_year 1978
film_countries Czechoslovakia
film_genres comedy
film_form feature
film_duration 83 min
film_director Jaromír Borek
film_cast Josef Dvořák, Jan Hartl, Jana Válková, Dagmar Veškrnová, Zdeněk Sedláček, Július Vašek
film_director_of_photography Jiří Stöhr
film_screenplay Karel Štorkán, Jaromír Borek
film_film_editor Miroslav Hájek
film_production_designer Přemek Longa
film_music_composed_by Ivan Kašlík
film_sound_designer František Strangmüller