A Walk Worthwhile

A Walk Worthwhile
Dobře placená procházka

Czech Republic, 2009, 85 min
Documentary

A Walk Worthwhile
Dobře placená procházka

Czech Republic, 2009, 85 min
Documentary

The famous stage production of A Walk Worthwhile by legendary writing duo Jiří Suchý & Jiří Šlitr was created for Semafor Theatre in 1965. Several generations of audiences grew up on the original music of Jiří Šlitr, the poetic texts of Jiří Suchý and the entire Semafor ensemble. Miloš Forman and Ján Roháč shot A Walk Worthwhile in 1966 as a television film. The new premiere of the theatre production was held in Prague’s National Theatre in 2007, directed by Miloš Forman in association with his sons, director Petr Forman and stage designer Matěj Forman; and this also gave rise to a new film version of the exquisitely staged, comic jazz opera. Uli and Vanilka are getting a divorce. They are in the middle of sorting out snags in the divorce proceedings with the Advocate when the Postman delivers two mysterious telegrams from Liverpool. Rich Auntie has decided to bequeath to Vanilka’s future child one million pounds. In the wake of this news, Vanilka, Uli, the Advocate, Auntie and the Postman engage in various wily amorous capers with the aim of securing this untold wealth for themselves. In the end, however, like Auntie and the kindly Postman, it all turns out to be just an illusion, a stage phantom. (source: catalogue IFF Karlovy Vary)

Cast / Jiří Suchý, Dáša Zázvůrková, Petr Stach, Petr Píša, Tereza Hálová    DoP / Jan Malíř    Editor / Antonie Janková    Sound / Viktor Ekrt, David Hysek, Tomáš Zůbek    Animator / Matěj Forman

Release Date / 09 July 2009

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