Explosion at Five

Josef Pinkava, 1984

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Fifth-grade schoolboy Ludvík’s penchant for physics experiments proves to be a somewhat dangerous hobby in this 1984 comedy from long-time children’s filmmaker Josef Pinkava. The narrative, drawn from a book by Alena Vostrá, follows Ludvík’s exploits in his new home in the village of Heřmánkov. The youngster decides to conduct a spectacular experiment involving a carefully timed explosion. Ludvík’s father, music teacher Čtrnáctý; his teacher mother; sister Bíba, and grandfather Matěj are all along for the ride in this spirited tale. Robert Nešpor takes the lead role in his only feature-film appearance. Ludvík’s sister is played by the 17-year-old Mahulena Bočanová, a child star since the age of two. Jiří Hálek and Zdena Hadrbolcová portray the parents.
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About a film

Production year 1984
Countries Czechoslovakia
Categories film
Genres children, comedy
Form feature
Duration 74 min
Director Josef Pinkava
Cast Robert Nešpor, Mahulena Bočanová, Jiří Hálek, Lubor Tokoš, Oldřich Slavík, Zdena Hadrbolcová
Director of photography Karel Kopecký
Screenplay Alena Vostrá
Editor Ivan Matouš
Production designer Vladimír Labský
Music Zdeněk John
Sound designer Josef Javořík