Taming of a Bad Man

Marie Poledňáková, 1986

Film at Filmový přehled


Following up on the success of her highly regarded directing debut – the family comedy S tebou mě baví svět (What a Wonderful World with You, 1982) – Marie Poledňáková devised her own screenplay and directed this love story. Graceful Magda Vášáryová stars in the lead role as Tereza – a charming employee of an export company. She makes a chance acquaintance with the handsome coach of the Finnish national ice hockey team, Tommy from Canada. Tereza falls head over heels in love with him and enjoys non-committal sex and romance with Tommy during her business trips to Finland. As much as she hopes for a more solid relationship, this fickle man is hardly suited for such an outcome. But when the coach realises he has fallen in love with the attractive Czech woman, it is already too late… The main male role in this relaxed yet masterfully realised motion picture is delivered by Polish actor Karol Strasburger. He also appeared in director Jaroslav Soukup’s Kamarád do deště (A Good Pal, 1988).
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About a film

Production year 1986
Countries Czechoslovakia, Finland
Categories film
Genres comedy, love story
Form feature
Duration 100 min
Director Marie Poledňáková
Cast Magda Vášáryová, Karol Strasburger, Stella Zázvorková, Blanka Waleská, Nelly Gaierová
Director of photography Petr Polák, Pavel Vaska
Screenplay Marie Poledňáková
Editor Miroslav Hájek
Production designer Jiří Matolín
Music Michael Kocáb
Sound designer Pavel Jelínek