Everybody Must Wear Pyjamas

Jaroslav Papoušek, 1984



This last film from director Jaroslav Papoušek is based on the play Vrať mi to pyžamo! (Return Those Pyjamas!) by Vlastimil Venclík, who also adapted his work for the screen. The hero of the story is divorced, lonely official Řehoř Maršíček, who decides to lead a healthy life following a heart attack. But his new job as a comptroller at a medical facility is nowhere as calm as Řehoř imagined it would be. The hospital patients partake in countless activities, with barely any time to simply lie in bed. A sense of chaos grips Maršíček as his relationships with the people in his orbit begin to deteriorate. With that, all notions of a fresh, healthy new life go out the window. František Husák takes the lead role in this bittersweet comedy from 1985. Iva Janžurová, Josef Kemr, Petr Čepek and Marie Rosůlková also star.
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About a film

film_production_year 1984
film_countries Czechoslovakia
film_genres comedy
film_form feature
film_duration 77 min
film_director Jaroslav Papoušek
film_cast František Husák, Iva Janžurová, Josef Kemr, Marie Rosůlková, Eliška Balzerová, Blanka Waleská
film_director_of_photography Ivan Šlapeta
film_screenplay Jaroslav Papoušek, Vlastimil Venclík
film_film_editor Jiří Brožek
film_production_designer Oldřich Okáč
film_music_composed_by Karel Mareš
film_sound_designer Jiří Lenoch