How the Old Man Faltus Met an Angel

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1954

Production year

1954

Runtime

14 min

Category

film

Genre

narrative

Typology

featurenon-theatrical distributionstudent filmshort

Original title

Jak dědek Faltus potkal anděla

Czech title

Jak dědek Faltus potkal anděla

English title

How the Old Man Faltus Met an Angel

Synopsis

The retired Jeroným Faltus applies to work as a bricklayer on the building site. He seems quite old to the young secretary, and she offers him the position of the watchman instead. Faltus is proud of his qualification, after all, he even invented an improvement method, and so he refuses the offer. When he complains in a low voice that only an angel could help him at such a point, one readily introduces himself to him. It is the building manager Anděl (a play on words: Anděl in Czech means angel), who listens carefully to the old bricklayer, shows him around the entire building site and eventually gives him the desired working position.

Cast

Eman Fiala

zedník Jeroným Faltus

Miroslav Doležal

stavbyvedoucí Anděl

Antonín Holzinger

referent vynálezů

Crew and creators

Based on

Jiří Marek (Jak dědek Faltus potkal na stavbě anděla – povídka), Jiří Marek (Z cihel a úsměvů – sbírka povídek)

Director of Photography

Vladimír Ješina

Film Editor

Jaroslav Šikl

Production Manager

Miroslava Jasná

Production info

Original Title

Jak dědek Faltus potkal anděla

Czech Title

Jak dědek Faltus potkal anděla

English Title

How the Old Man Faltus Met an Angel

Category

film

Typology

featurenon-theatrical distributionstudent film

Genre

narrative

Student film

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1954

Production Year

1954

Production

Studio FAMU

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Technical info

Duration typology

short film

Duration in minutes

14 min

Original length in metres

396 meters

Distribution carrier

35mm

Aspect ratio

1:1,37

Colour

black & white

Sound

sound

Sound system/format

mono

Versions

Czech

Dialogue languages

Czech

Subtitles languages

without subtitles

Opening/End credits languages

Czech