Men About Town

  • Czech Republic
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One of the most beloved Czechoslovak films of the 1960s, Světáci (Men about Town, 1969) tells the story of a trio of married outdoor plasterers, who decide to explore the mysteries of the night-time metropolis. Following some bad experiences in the luxury Diplomat Grill they decide that they want to act just like the local Prague salon-crawlers. And so Skopec, Petrtýl and Prouza get themselves some evening suits and even complete a course in social etiquette and dance held by professor emeritus Dvorský. But when the plasterers-cum-suave-gentlemen finally enchant three elegant beauties, the women have no idea that the men – similarly to themselves – are just putting on a show.
One of the most celebrated Czech comedies of its time...

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  • Original title
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Vratislav Blažek
  • Cast
    Jiří Sovák, Vlastimil Brodský, Jan Libíček, Jiřina Bohdalová, Jiřina Jirásková, Iva Janžurová, Jiřina Šejbalová, Oldřich Nový, Ilja Prachař, Vladimír Menšík, Otto Šimánek, Jaroslav Moučka, Jiří Lír, Viktor Maurer, Darja Hajská, Ladislav Křiváček...
  • DOP
    František Valert
  • Editing
    Zdeněk Stehlík
  • Music
    Evžen Illín, Vlastimil Hála
  • Sound
    Josef Vlček
  • Duration
    103 min (91+ min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Czech Republic
  • Colour
    • Black & White
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