Young Karel Suk asks his father what he will be when he grows up. His father replies that the answer is obvious, he will learn the same profession as him, he will study law. A few years pass. Karel is not a good student and he is bored at school. A few years later we see him as an unsuccessful young man. After abandoning university he becomes a dissatisfied clerk whom his wife treats only with ostentatious contempt. The world of film helps Karel return to his childhood. His father, now wiser, this time allows him to make his own choices. The boy thinks he could become a car mechanic. This was also not the right choice. Karel, now grown up, is again dissatisfied with his work. His father should have made use of the careers advisory service where the child is put through various tests and given specialist advice in order to discover where his talents lie. This time it seems as if the choice is right. Karel will probably become a window-dresser. He is not the studious type but he has obvious artistic talents.
Crossroads of Life