7.4/10
80
1 user 1 critic

Nobody Will Laugh (1965)

Nikdo se nebude smát (original title)

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
Reviews
1 win. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Joke (1969)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

In the 1950's, Ludvik Jahn was expelled from the Communist Party and the University by his fellow students, because of a politically incorrect note he sent to his girlfriend. Fifteen years ... See full summary »

Director: Jaromil Jires
Stars: Josef Somr, Jana Dítetová, Ludek Munzar
Black Peter (1964)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Reality movie of a few days in the life of a Czechoslovak teenager when he starts work.

Director: Milos Forman
Stars: Ladislav Jakim, Pavla Martinkova, Jan Vostrcil
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Engineer Jan Sebek (Jan Kacer) is undergoing treatment in a mental home after his unsuccessful attempt to commit suicide. His therapist, via discussions both with the patient and with ... See full summary »

Director: Evald Schorm
Stars: Jana Brejchová, Nina Divísková, Jan Kacer
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

The spoiled young heir to the decaying Amberson fortune comes between his widowed mother and the man she has always loved.

Directors: Orson Welles, Fred Fleck, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Tim Holt, Joseph Cotten, Dolores Costello
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Adolf (Milos Kopecký), the irresistible seducer of women, is fond of Janicka (Hana Lelitová), a novice opera singer. The girl, however, prefers famous men and Adolf thus does not have a ... See full summary »

Director: Antonín Kachlík
Stars: Milos Kopecký, Hana Lelitová, Pavel Landovský
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A verger, who likes to dress as a priest, is invited, by one of the villagers, to be the pastor at a vacant church. The atheist teacher resents the pastor, and tries to embarrass him in ... See full summary »

Director: Evald Schorm
Stars: Vlastimil Brodský, Jan Libícek, Zdena Skvorecka
Dita Saxová (1968)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A beautiful, underachieving, 18 year old orphan considers various suitors, ponders philosophy, and takes a young girl under her wing.

Director: Antonín Moskalyk
Stars: Krystyna Mikolajewska, Bohus Záhorský, Karel Höger
Dialogue (1968)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Learning From the Masters is a groundbreaking interview series that goes behind the scenes of the fascinating craft of screenwriting.

Directors: Zbynek Brynych, Jerzy Skolimowski, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Joanna Szczerbic, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Jirí Vrstála
History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

It is the year 1647 and the war has been raging for almost thirty years. Poor and dilapidated is the stronghold of the knight Václav Rynda of Loucka (Rudolf Hrusínský) and so is his ... See full summary »

Director: Hynek Bocan
Stars: Rudolf Hrusínský, Karel Höger, Blanka Bohdanová
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

It's Sunday morning. The church bells call people to the Mass, but the army officer Arnost is still sleeping in his austere and shabby room in the barracks. He wakes slowly, and attunes ... See full summary »

Director: Drahomíra Vihanová
Stars: Irena Boleslavská, Vladislav Drazdák, Alexandra Haskovcová
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Director: Stanislav Barabas
Stars: Ewa Krzyzewska, Vlado Müller, Ivan Rajniak
Zivy bic (TV Movie 1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Director: Martin Tapák
Stars: Samuel Adamcík, Ján Blanský, Vojtech Brázdovic
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Jan Kacer ...
Klíma
Stepánka Rehákova ...
Klára Novotná
Josef Chvalina ...
Josef Záturecký
Hana Kreihanslova ...
Záturecká
Jaromír Spal ...
Neighbors' Meeting Chairman
Zdenek Hodr ...
Professor Vrána
Libuse Havelková ...
Marenka, Klíma's Personal Assistant
Radoslav Brzobohatý ...
Painter Horal
Ludmila Píchová ...
Safránková
Jan Libícek ...
Taverner
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ludek Hulan ...
Musician
Jirí Menzel
Eva Olmerová ...
Singer
Karel Svoboda
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

4 February 1966 (Czechoslovakia)  »

Also Known As:

Nobody Will Laugh  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Jana Brejchová was considered for the part of Klára, eventually played by Stepánka Rehákova. See more »

Connections

Featured in Golden Sixties: Hynek Bocan (2009) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Follow the tracks
12 March 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

One of the film's topics is shown in the credit sequence: from above we watch the tracks made in the snow by people in the street. Eventually we see the beaten tracks that people don't leave. Then the camera moves down and we watch the people who made the tracks- a policeman prominent among them- as they walk around greeting each other. Until the snow melts only two people- the central character and his girlfriend- consider leaving the tracks.

The actual story involves Klima, an art historian and theorist, scientifically- as he persistently says- oriented. His principles mean that he cannot- or will not- help others. His girlfriend wants to be a model and travel (the film is set in Prague in the early 1960s), but he will not recommend her. Another friend or acquaintance- an artist- needs official confirmation of his quality from a critic. Klima will help neither. Only Zaturecky- an older would-be art critic- gets any help and that is because Klima has lost the thesis Zaturecky sent him to read and will not admit he has not read it and sends him a noncommittal but polite letter. When he does read the thesis he hates it- we never know whether his contempt for this is justified or not. As a result of his attempts to evade the consequences of his action Klima makes a mess of his life- he loses his girl to the artist and learns that his neighbours watch him persistently and many dislike him. One of the most chilling scenes comes after he has been denounced and insulted at a Communist Party-led neighbours' meeting: the neighbours who denounced and insulted him are friendly now. He is one of them. The big problem with the film is Klima's character- we know nothing about and so we cannot understand his actions- is he an arrogant opportunist, a man of principle, a coward, a mixture? Perhaps he doesn't know either, but it means there is something of a void at the film's centre. It's worth seeing, though, as there are some fine comic turns, especially when Klima's girlfriend teases a nosey neighbour- another chilling touch comes at the end: the party official who led Klima's denunciation is talking to one of the neighbours about the nosey woman who is persistently hanging out her washing at odd times and who mentioned that Klima's girlfriend had moved in with him without permission- "How do you know it's her laundry?" he asks, and says they'll watch her too.


2 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Nobody Will Laugh (1965) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?