Wafers

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1955

Production year

1955

Category

film

Genre

étude

Typology

featurestudent

Original title

Oplatky

Czech title

Oplatky

English title

Wafers

Synopsis

It's Christmas Eve. The director comes to the office and shows clerk Konopásek the gifts which he bought for his family. Then the two of them settle some papers so they don't have any unfinished work. The director notices that Konopásek keeps going to the cupboard with office stationery. He finally stops him and asks him openly what he is doing. Konopásek embarrassedly admits that he took some potato starch wafers used for pasting letters for his children. The director is shocked to learn that someone should take such a tasteless thing for food and he feels sorry for the poor subordinate. He presents him with quite a big banknote and orders him to use it to make a proper Christmas Eve meal for his family. Konopásek is glad and sighs to himself in relief because his family will be happy at least for one night.

Cast

Josef Kemr

úředník Konopásek

Crew and creators

Based on

Ignát Herrmann (Co schází v kuchařce M. D. Rettigové – povídka)

Pedagogical management

Václav Gajer (režie), Václav Hanuš (kamera)

Production info

Original Title

Oplatky

English Title

Wafers

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

étude

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1955

Production Year

1955

Production

Studio FAMU

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Technical info

Versions

Czech