About the film
Director and screenwriter Petr Zelenka adapted his own original play to shoot a comic love story about different forms of love. Having shot Buttoners, Year of the Devil and having written the script for Loners, Petr Zelenka offers another story, sparkling with his distinct sense of humor.
The film was shot in Prague and its surroundings from June to August 2004, 49 days altogether. For the scene of Fidel Castro’s arrival, contemporary documentary images were mixed in with modern takes with many extras. It was all shot on Evropska Avenue. The longest scenes were shot at the Ruzyne airport in Prague. Actor Ivan Trojan had to take a course in driving a forklift. The feature was the film debut for Miroslav Krobot who had to make a cell phone call while skydiving. Mr. Krobot is normally a theater director, and Petr Zelenka cast another one, Jiri Babek, in the role of Ales. Actress Petra Lustigova had no choice but to undertake cosmetic surgery in order to portray her character. Nina Diviskova had to run around the main square of Prague, Wenceslas Square, dressed in men’s underwear.