Archive of films Let's All Sing Around / Pějme píseň dohola
1990, 108 min
Ondřej Trojan’s feature debut focuses on a young counsellor at a pioneer camp who is trying to gain the attention of a beautiful nurse named Vendy in order to get his first sexual encounter under his belt. This scathing tragicomedy, which works with the absurd humour and poetic style of Prague’s renowned Sklep theatre company, is a madcap collection of various camp clichés and awkward protagonists.
An actor with Prague’s Sklep theatre troupe, Ondřej Trojan launched his directing career with Let’s All Sing Around, a scathing tragicomedy about the ups and downs of a young camp counselor, but the movie also highlighted the creative potential of Jan Hřebejk and Petr Jarchovský as a dynamic writing duo. Trojan’s feature film debut works with Sklep’s own specific brand of poetry and absurd humour, although the film’s defining trait remains the fresh post-1989 audacity harnessed by the filmmakers to depict an array of camp clichés and the ridiculousness of its now cult figures: dimwitted bodybuilder Bob and camp leader Bizon, who always gets the last word.
About the director
Ondřej Trojan (b. 1959, Prague). Selected filmography: Let’s All Sing Around (1990), Želary (2003), Identity Card (2010), Toman (2018)
About the film
|Screenplay:||Jan Hřebejk, Petr Jarchovský|
|Dir. of Photography:||Asen Šopov|
|Art Director:||Jiří Matolín|
|Production:||Filmové studio Barrandov|
|Cast:||Václav Chalupa, Ulrika Kotajná, Ladislav Brothánek, Jan Procházka, Radek Říha, Jiří Strach, Anna Geislerová|
|Sales:||Národní filmový archiv|
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