Escaping with Cézar

Jiří Hanibal, 1989



The 1980s saw a wealth of family-oriented Hollywood sci-fi films about visitors from another planet, something which during the decade inspired a number of Czech children’s motion pictures. One such example is this comedy – the final feature film from experienced children’s filmmaker Ota Koval. Utilising a script from first-time screenwriter Miroslav Adamec, Koval creates an escapist adventure, whose title telegraphs the fact that viewers are set to watch a tale about visitors from another planet. But in reality, Uf -oni jsou tady (The Aliens Are Here!, 1988) tells the story of a clever deception put in play by a group of tricksters, who try to conceal their true criminal intentions from a group of inquisitive boys. As such, this sci-fi film also takes on elements of a satirical comedy. Talented young actor Matouš Soukenka assumes the role of the nosey Jirka; he would also appear in Jiří Hanibal’s children’s film Útěk s Cézarem (Escaping with Cézar, 1990).
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About a film

film_production_year 1989
film_countries Czechoslovakia
film_genres children
film_form feature
film_duration 82 min
film_director Jiří Hanibal
film_cast Matouš Soukenka, Zdeněk Žák, Zuzana Schulzová, Adriana Demartini, Anna Ferencová, Jiří Samek
film_director_of_photography Jiří Macák
film_screenplay Jiří Hanibal
film_film_editor Josef Valušiak
film_production_designer Jaromír Švarc
film_music_composed_by Jiří Bažant
film_sound_designer Jiří Hora