Fly, Bird, Fly!

Jiří Hanibal, 1978

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A cycling tour during the school holidays is the setting for this summer comedy made by experienced creator of children’s films Jiří Hanibal. Eighth-grade Pioneers (scouts) are riding under the leadership of the unpopular Mr Vambera. He, indirectly, has caused the original organiser of the trip to Slovakia – young PE teacher Bodlák – to fall foul of injury. During their travels through Slovakia, however, the pupils find out that Mr Vambera is not the killjoy they imagined him to be... This 1978 film rather lays it on thick that the adolescents are members of the Pioneer movement, but otherwise it is an amusing motion picture that provides Jiří Pleskot with the opportunity of a lifetime when it comes to the role of Mr Vambera. Gustav Bubník and Magda Reifová are, meanwhile, cast as Pioneers. The then 16-year-old Ondřej Vetchý debuts in a nameless role.
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About a film

Production year 1978
Countries Czechoslovakia
Categories film
Genres children
Form feature
Duration 79 min
Director Jiří Hanibal
Cast Jiří Pleskot, Gustav Bubník, Jindra Bartošová, Ivan Vorlíček, František Srb
Director of photography Josef Vaniš
Screenplay Zuzana Suchánová, Jaroslav Petřík, Josef Pinkava, Jiří Hanibal
Editor Zdeněk Stehlík
Production designer Jiří Hlupý
Music Jan Hrábek
Sound designer František Černý, Karel Jaroš