Bridegrooms or Whoever Wants to Get Somewhere, Lets Help Him Get There

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1955

Production year

1955

Runtime

20 min

Category

film

Genre

narrative

Typology

featurenon-theatrical distributionstudent filmshort

Original title

Ženichové aneb Kdo chce kam, pomozme mu tam

Czech title

Ženichové aneb Kdo chce kam, pomozme mu tam

English title

Bridegrooms or Whoever Wants to Get Somewhere, Lets Help Him Get There

Synopsis

A father forces his daugher Milena to marry one of her three suitors. Milena, however, loves the fourth man, Vítek. She meets him in secret and they together attend a puppet-theatre performance. The story of princess Militka and her unwanted suitors inspires the lovers to find a solution. Milena persuades one of her suitors, Milínský, to disguise himself as a monk and spend a night in a crypt to prove his love. Her second suitor, Strachota, is supposed to spend a night in a knight's armour, guarding a dead monk. The third suitor, Mr Bukovec, is supposed to come to the crypt disguised as a monk at midnight. The three bridegrooms scare each other in the crypt, fight with each other and discredit themselves. After all this, the father does not any more prevent Milena from marrying her beloved Vítek.

Cast

Alena Martinovská

Militka/Milena

Karel Charvát

Vítek, Milenin nápadník

Miloš Nesvadba

Milínský

Otto Čermák

Radoslav/Milenin otec

Crew and creators

Assistant Director

František Filip

Based on

Karel S. Macháček (Ženichové – divadelní hra)

Director of Photography

Jiří Kolín

Production Designer

Jan Pacák

Production Manager

Miroslava Jasná, Vladimír Volf

Pedagogical management

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

Production info

Original Title

Ženichové aneb Kdo chce kam, pomozme mu tam

Czech Title

Ženichové aneb Kdo chce kam, pomozme mu tam

English Title

Bridegrooms or Whoever Wants to Get Somewhere, Lets Help Him Get There

Category

film

Typology

featurenon-theatrical distributionstudent film

Genre

narrative

Student film

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1955

Production Year

1955

Production

Studio FAMU

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Technical info

Duration typology

short film

Duration in minutes

20 min

Original length in metres

546 meters

Distribution carrier

16mm, 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