Crossroads of Life

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1948

Production year

1948

Runtime

15 min

Category

film

Genre

educational

Typology

featureshort

Original title

Křižovatka života

Czech title

Křižovatka života

English title

Crossroads of Life

Synopsis

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.

Cast

František Hanus

Karel Suk

Zita Bergerová

Karlova manželka

Jiří Plachý

advokát, Karlův otec

J. O. Martin

muž v poradně

Jiří Hálek

Karel jako mladík

Dubbing

Antonín Zíb

hlas muže v poradně

Crew and creators

Script Supervisor

Eva Jerieová

Screenstory

Ludvík Toman

Screenplay

Ludvík Toman

Production Designer

Jan Pacák

Sound Designer

Dobroslav Šrámek

Special Effects

Ladislav Zástěra (kreslené triky)

Production Manager

Vojtěch Červený

Music

Music Composed by

Milivoj Uzelac

Music Performed by

FISYO

Music Conducted by

Milivoj Uzelac (FISYO)

Production info

Original Title

Křižovatka života

English Title

Crossroads of Life

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

educational

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1948

Production Year

1948

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Creative Group

Výrobní skupina Jana Paula, Jan Paul (šéf výrobní skupiny)

Technical info

Lenght

short

Runtime

15 min

Versions

Czech