Social Lions

Jaromír Borek, 1978

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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

Production year 1978
Countries Czechoslovakia
Categories film
Genres comedy
Form feature
Duration 83 min
Director Jaromír Borek
Cast Josef Dvořák, Jan Hartl, Jana Válková, Dagmar Veškrnová, Zdeněk Sedláček, Július Vašek
Director of photography Jiří Stöhr
Screenplay Karel Štorkán, Jaromír Borek
Editor Miroslav Hájek
Production designer Přemek Longa
Music Ivan Kašlík
Sound designer František Strangmüller