Go Get Him!

Radim Cvrček, 1987

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This children’s detective story from 1988 turned out to be the last film directed by Radim Cvrček, very much known for specialising in films for children and young people. The narrative follows a simple plot line involving a search for a lynx gone missing from a zoo corner kept at a clubhouse of Domu pionýrů a mládeže (Pioneer Organisation of the Socialist Youth Union). The child protagonists decide to launch their own investigation to establish the whereabouts of their furry pet and in so doing give a helping hand to the Public Security forces (Veřejná bezpečnost, or VB, provided the police force of the period) who are on the trail of a thief of rare coins and postal stamps. As it happens, the villain is smuggling the valuables inside the feline predator’s travel cage. The role of good-natured police captain Váňa, as well as the part of ministry clerk Honzíček in the tragicomedy Dobří holubi se vracejí (Good Pigeons Fly Home, 1988), are two of the last characters portrayed by Vladimír Menšík, 58 at the time of shooting. Menšík stands head and shoulders above the rest of the cast, comprising mostly lesser known actors from Brno or Slovakia.
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About a film

Production year 1987
Countries Czechoslovakia
Categories film
Genres detective, children, crime
Form feature
Duration 66 min
Director Radim Cvrček
Cast Vladimír Menšík, Pavol Mikulík, Karel Semerád, Karol Čálik, Ivan Řehák, Milan Vágner
Director of photography Karel Kopecký, Fridrich Urban
Screenplay Milan Šimek
Editor Ivan Matouš
Production designer Petr Smola
Music Petr Ulrych
Sound designer Radomír Koutek