Labour Exchange

narrative

Typology

feature

Czech title

Burza práce

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1933

Production year

1933

Language version

Czech

Director

Vladislav Vančura

Screenplay

Vladislav Vančura

Screenstory

Vladislav Vančura

Summary

Unfinished film.

Synopsis

The hero of the story is the unemployed workman Rataj abandoned by his daughter Marcela who has gone to seek a better life on the streets. Rataj chances upon a travelling variety theatre where he sees several scenes which might have been taken from his own life; he decides to have his fortune told. The forecast appears to be favourable since Rataj leaves the fortune-teller's tent with a big smile on his face.

Note

The short story was shot as an experimental film in which Vladislav Vančura was to prove his directing skills for future independent work on the feature film On the Sunny Side (1933). Only a fragment of the film has survived – the takes from scenes 11 and 14.

Cast

Jindřich Plachta

nezaměstnaný dělník Rataj

Miroslav Svoboda

svůdník

Eman Fiala

harmonikář

Říhová

Marcela, Ratajova dcera

Císařovský

Crew and creators

Production Designer

Bedřich Feuerstein

Production Manager

Julius Schmitt

Music

Music Composed by

Eman Fiala

Production info

Original Title

Burza práce

English Title

Labour Exchange

Copyright

1933

Production Year

1933

Production

AB

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Technical info

Versions

Czech