My Daughter’s Surgery

Ivo Novák, 1986

Film at Filmový přehled


The books for young people written by novelist Stanislav Rudolf served to inspire filmmakers on a number of occasions. Besides writing the screenplay for Údolí krásných žab (The Valley of Beautiful Frogs, 1973), Rudolf partook in one other film adaptation of one of his novels, namely Operace mé dcery (My Daughter’s Surgery, 1986). But this psychological tale strays somewhat from the author’s usual subject matter of adolescent young girls. Instead it tells the story of a father whose relationship with his 16-year-old daughter is shaken by a major revelation. After his daughter Milena is involved in a car accident, engineer Dušan Roček learns that he cannot donate one of his kidneys to the injured youngster because he isn’t her biological father. As he investigates the cause behind his wife’s act of infidelity of many years ago, Dušan discovers that past mistakes cannot be rectified... In this last film from director Ivo Novák, Vlastimil Harapes and Jana Šulcová take the lead roles.
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About a film

Production year 1986
Countries Czechoslovakia
Categories film
Genres melodrama
Form feature
Duration 81 min
Director Ivo Novák
Cast Klára Pollertová, Jana Šulcová, Vlastimil Harapes, Jan Kačer, Oldřich Vízner
Director of photography Jiří Macák
Screenplay Stanislav Rudolf, Ivo Novák
Editor Ivana Kačírková
Production designer Jaromír Švarc
Music Petr Hapka
Sound designer Dobroslav Šrámek, Vojtěch Voráček