Season at the ZOO

Marie Poledňáková, 1989

Film at Filmový přehled


In 1989, beloved comedy director Marie Poledňáková combined a relationship and generational-based story with some very cute animal protagonists – the inhabitants of a zoo, where certain unfair practices are afoot. Twins Honza and Martin (siblings Jan and Martin Morávek) find themselves in an environment full of adventures. For fun, the lads pretend that just one of them – Martin – has arrived for a visit. But their grandfather Montelík is nowhere near as exuberant. He is battling against a greedy zoo management that wants to raise funds by selling off certain animals. Intern Emilka won’t accept such an outcome – and so the boys start subtly “helping out”. Miroslav Macháček and Jiřina Jirásková, most often seen by the public in more serious roles, play grandfather and grandmother Montelík.
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About a film

Production year 1989
Countries Czechoslovakia
Categories film
Genres children, comedy
Form feature
Duration 89 min
Director Marie Poledňáková
Cast Miroslav Macháček, Jiřina Jirásková, Jan Morávek, Martin Morávek, Kateřina Macháčková
Director of photography Jiří Krejčík ml.
Screenplay Marie Poledňáková
Editor Ivana Kačírková
Production designer Jindřich Kočí
Music Petr Hapka
Sound designer Jiří Kříž, Antonín Jedlička