Mirror

agitprop

Typology

feature

Lenght

short

Czech title

Zrcadlo

Runtime

8 min

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1948

Production year

1948

Language version

Czech

Director

Drahoslav Holub

Synopsis

In a cinema auditorium, the filmmakers are looking for suitable types of people among the viewers as examples for criticizing the negative phenomena within the society. Mr František Novák, for example, is late for work and would appreciate nobody noticing that. But the "sneaking" man is betrayed by the factory radio which publicly announces his misbehaviour. An even worse sinner is Mr Václav Hájek who pretends to be an extremely busy man, but the camera captures him playing cards during working hours. But there soon will be work camps for such shirkers and lazy-bones. An exemplary employee is discovered by the camera, the worker Karel Svoboda who takes his work at the drilling machine seriously and seeks to improve it.

Note

The first from the series of propaganda films.

Cast

Josef Hlinomaz

kameraman

Lubomír Lipský

úředník František Novák

Miloš Kopecký

karbaník Václav Hájek

Commentary

Crew and creators

Production Manager

Otakar Urban

Cooperation

Ladislav Rychman (režijní spolupráce)

Music

Music Composed by

Harry Macourek

Production info

Original Title

Zrcadlo

English Title

Mirror

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

agitprop

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1948

Production Year

1948

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Technical info

Lenght

short

Runtime

8 min

Versions

Czech