The Goblin

short-story, narrative

Typology

feature

Czech title

Hastrman

Runtime

0 min

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1955

Production year

1955

Language version

Czech

Director

Ivo Paukert

Synopsis

The old-worldly gentleman Mr. Rybář is a slightly funny figure in the Lesser Town, and is rudely nicknamed The Goblin because of his short green coat. But the people know that he owns an extremely valuable collection of precious stones. The boys from the Lesser Town are admiring a beautiful sailing boat model in the shop-keeper Vitouš's window, but it costs two guldens and they can't afford it. The nephew of Mr Rybář, little Honzík Šajvl, is boasting that his uncle could easily buy the boat. The boys make fun of his eccentric relative and their quarrel ends in a fight. Mr Rybář becomes an accidental witness of their argument and promises Honzík that he will buy the boat. He chooses the most precious pieces from his collection and goes to offer them for sale. But a grammar school teacher tells him these are just ordinary minerals of practically no value at all. The vexed old man starts destroying his collection. However, Honzík's parents explain to him that they have known for a long time that the stones were worthless, and that they care for him and respect him for his warm and kind heart.

Cast

Eduard Kohout

Rybář zvaný Hastrman

Jiřina Steimarová

Šajvlova žena

Miloš Kopecký

Viktor Muehlewenzel, profesor přírodopisu

Václav Wasserman

kupec Vitouš

Vladimír Bejval

Honzík Šajvl, Rybářův synovec

J. Hanzlík

kluk

B. Hladký

kluk

V. Juliš

kluk

Crew and creators

Director

Ivo Paukert

Assistant Director

Vladimír Svitáček, Zdenka Pavlíčková

Based on

Jan Neruda (Hastrman – povídka ze sbírky Povídky malostranské)

Screenplay

Ivo Paukert

Script Editor

J. A. Novotný

Camera Operator

Andrej Kristín

Production Designer

Jan Pacák

Art Director

Jaroslav Skrbek

Make-Up Artist

Karel Holek

Sound Designer

Stanislav Vondraš

Titles Designed by

Jaroslav Skrbek

Production Manager

Miroslava Jasná

Pedagogical management

Václav Wasserman (režie), Václav Huňka (kamera), Vladimír Novotný (kamera), Antonín Zelenka (střih)

Production info

Original Title

Hastrman

English Title

The Goblin

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

short-story, narrative

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1955

Production Year

1955

Production

Studio FAMU

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Technical info

Versions

Czech