Four People – One Language

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1939

Production year

1939

Runtime

6 min

Director

Elmar Klos

Category

film

Genre

promotional

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionshort

Original title

Čtyři lidé – jedna řeč

Second title

4×1=1

Czech title

Čtyři lidé – jedna řeč

English title

Four People – One Language

English second title

4×1=1

Synopsis

A cobbler sets off to visit his customers to ask them how they like his shoes. He visits a professor, an innkeeper, pensioner and a landlady, but they all complain about his shoes. He tries in vain to explain that the problem lies with the floors and not his shoes. So the cobbler has an idea: "And that's how the shoe-maker Baťa began to manufacture Zlinolit, the ideal floor covering." (According to the censorship licence)

Cast

Karel Höger

profesor

Jarmila Kurandová

domovnice Klíčková

Jan Naske

dědeček

Commentary

Crew and creators

Director

Elmar Klos

Screenstory

Elmar Klos

Screenplay

Elmar Klos

Director of Photography

Bohumil Košťál

Sound Designer

František Pilát

Production Manager

Ladislav Kolda

Production info

Original Title

Čtyři lidé – jedna řeč

Czech Title

Čtyři lidé – jedna řeč

Second Title

4×1=1

English Title

Four People – One Language

English Second Title

4×1=1

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

promotional

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1939

Production Year

1939

Production specifications

date of censorship 06/1939

Premiere

premiere 06/1939 /suitable for youths/

Production

FAB Zlín, Bapoz

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Studio

FAB Hostivař

Distribution

Bapoz

Technical info

Duration typology

short film

Duration in minutes

6 min

Original length in metres

150 meters

Distribution carrier

35mm

Aspect ratio

1:1,37

Colour

black & white

Sound

sound

Sound system/format

Tobis – Klang

Versions

Czech

Dialogue languages

Czech

Subtitles languages

without subtitles

Opening/End credits languages

Czech