Sea Starts outside the Village

Zdeněk Flídr, 1987

Film at Filmový přehled


After his intriguing film about a children’s choir, Všichni mají talent (Everybody Has Talents, 1984), Zdeněk Flídr went on to direct Moře začíná za vsí (Sea Starts Outside the Village, 1988), a family film about a gang of village boys who during their summer holiday dream of a real seafaring adventure. Eight year-old Jakub and his friends also accept a Slovak girl called Katarína into their scheme. Their approach is methodical and they even hoard food as part of the preparations. However, new obstacles emerge which could obstruct their plan to embark on 1 August… Based on a story by Irena Dobrovolná, the film is a relaxing slice of entertainment. Flídr relies on the fresh charm of amateur child actors in the main roles, while most of the adult parts in this undemanding film are played by reliable professionals. The rabbit keeper is portrayed by Jiří Schmitzer, who played the role of the choirmaster in the director’s earlier film.
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About a film

Production year 1987
Countries Czechoslovakia
Categories film
Genres children
Form feature
Duration 78 min
Director Zdeněk Flídr
Cast Filip Novotný, Pavel Špachman, Katarína Hazuchová, Ondřej Veselý, Tomáš Baťha, Jan Olšakovský
Director of photography Antonín Holub
Screenplay Irena Dobrovolná, Zdeněk Flídr, Vladimír Klapka
Editor Jiří Brožek
Production designer Ludvík Široký
Music Jaroslav Krček
Sound designer Adolf Böhm, Miloslav Hůrka