Waiting for Patrick

Petr Tuček, 1988



The storytelling model pioneered by Miloš Forman's Lásky jedné plavovlásky (Loves of a Blonde, 1965) takes on a slightly new twist for the 1980s via director Petr Tuček. The director’s last film (it was released in 1988, Tuček died in 1990 aged 51) features the dormitory escapades of textile school students trying with great difficulty to encounter the “right kind” of people. Helena is the exception. She is in a serious relationship with attractive pilot Patrik. Only Zuzka is brought in on the secret that, in fact, Patrik does not really exist. Rather, Helena invented him in order to fend off the taunts from her friends that she is unattached. Included in the cast of largely overlooked faces are Jiří Pomeje and David Matásek. The contemporary soundtrack includes songs from such alternative 1980s groups as Laura a její tygři (Laura and Her Tigers), Panika (Panic) and Pražský výběr (Prague Selection).
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About a film

film_production_year 1988
film_countries Czechoslovakia
film_genres comedy
film_form feature
film_duration 82 min
film_director Petr Tuček
film_cast Miroslava Pleštilová, Šárka Marková, Monika Kvasničková, Jiří Pomeje, Magda Kutková, Hana Czivišová
film_director_of_photography Martin Benoni
film_screenplay Petr Tuček
film_film_editor Ivana Kačírková
film_production_designer František Vokřál
film_music_composed_by Jaromír Boháč, Roman Štefl
film_sound_designer Karel Jaroš