Big Beat (film)

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Big Beat
Directed by Jan Hřebejk
Produced by Pavel Solc
Written by Jan Hřebejk
Petr Jarchovský
Petr Šabach
Starring Jakub Špalek
Martin Dejdar
Sylva Tománková
Josef Abrhám
Jiří Ornest
Jan Semotán
Jan Kacani
Pavel Janoušek
Josef Oplt
Saša Rašilov
Zdeněk Vencl
Václav Chalupa
Raoul Schránil
Václav Jakoubek
Radek Holub
Petra Špalková
Jitka Asterová
Jan Hřebejk
Music by Ivan Hlas
Cinematography Jan Malíř
Edited by Jan Mattlach
Distributed by Space Films
Running time
110 minutes
Country Czech Republic
Language Czech

Big Beat (Czech: Šakalí léta) is Czech musical comedy of Jan Hřebejk from 1993. It take place at 1959 in Prague's Hotel International.

Plot[edit]

Set in 1959, an "young hooligan from nowhere" calling himself 'Baby' disrupts the peaceful small-town atmosphere with his eccentric clothes, guitar and a passion for rock 'n' roll. He affects both the children and the adults trying to ignore the uneasy times they have to live in.

Cast[edit]

  • Jakub Špalek .... Eda Drábek
  • Martin Dejdar .... Baby
  • Josef Abraham .... Prokop
  • Sylva Tománková .... Baby Girl
  • Jiří Ornest .... Přemek
  • Jan Semotán .... Galluse
  • Jan Kacani .... Reddy
  • Pavel Janoušek .... Mr. Neumann
  • Josef Oplt .... singer
  • Saša Rašilov .... Mr. Peterka
  • Zdeněk Vencl .... Mr. Babka
  • Václav Chalupa .... Mr. Hamáček
  • Raoul Schránil .... Waiter
  • Václav Jakoubek .... Petykoluna
  • Radek Holub .... Chief of Gang
  • Jitka Asterová .... singer
  • Jan Hřebejk
  • Linda Rybová
  • Petra Špalková
  • Václav Koubek .... Eda's Brother

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