Christening Party

Zdeněk Podskalský, 1981

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During the 1980s, Miloš Kopecký was one of the most prolific Czech film and television actors. Screenwriter Jaroslav Dietl found much success in crafting tailor-made projects for Kopecký. Such projects include starring roles in two comedies, Causa Králík (The Rabbit Case, 1979) and Křtiny (The Christening Party, 1981). The protagonist of this particular zany comedy is however somewhat removed from the usual characterisations found in Kopecký’s witty, quip-filled works. In this case, we find the courageous official Čirůvka, a deputy at the Cartographical Institute, becoming entangled in organising fake outdoors baby christenings, thanks to his energetic secretary Karolína (Jiřina Jirásková). A work trip sees the married man spending time with the boss’s attractive secretary Martina (Dagmar Veškrnová). In this strongly-cast project from director Zdeňek Podskalský, a number of characters are named after mushrooms (Čirůvka, Ryzec, Hlívová, Koloděj, Kotrč etc. – or Lepista, Lactarius, Oyster mushroom, Lurid bolete, and Sparassis crispa, respectively).
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About a film

Production year 1981
Countries Czechoslovakia
Categories film
Genres comedy
Form feature
Duration 77 min
Director Zdeněk Podskalský
Cast Miloš Kopecký, Blanka Bohdanová, Michal Pešek, Jiřina Jirásková, Dagmar Veškrnová, Vlastimil Brodský
Director of photography Jaroslav Kučera
Screenplay Zdeněk Podskalský
Editor Petr Sitár
Production designer Boris Moravec
Music Vítězslav Hádl
Sound designer Adolf Böhm