Escaping with Cézar

Jiří Hanibal, 1989

Film at Filmový přehled


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

Production year 1989
Countries Czechoslovakia
Categories film
Genres children
Form feature
Duration 82 min
Director Jiří Hanibal
Cast Matouš Soukenka, Zdeněk Žák, Zuzana Schulzová, Adriana Demartini, Anna Ferencová, Jiří Samek
Director of photography Jiří Macák
Screenplay Jiří Hanibal
Editor Josef Valušiak
Production designer Jaromír Švarc
Music Jiří Bažant
Sound designer Jiří Hora