Fools among Us

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1955

Production year

1955

Runtime

16 min

Category

film

Genre

satire

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionstudent filmshort

Original title

Blázni mezi námi

Czech title

Blázni mezi námi

English title

Fools among Us

Synopsis

Young man walking down the street notices three running people in striped clothes, who disappear around the corner. The man intends to buy himself a coat. The clothes store manager tries to persuade him to buy a swimsuit instead, because the manufacturers are planning ahead, and therefore now in winter they have only summer goods. Despite the man's objections he forces him to buy tennis outfit. In a fish shop the shop assistant has an unsolvable problem. Customers want only parts of fish, but she refuses to chop it, because she does not know how to set its price. A young customer who just came decided to buy the whole five-kilogram fish, and sells the parts to the customers himself. He is left only with the fish head. At a pharmacy the chemist dispenses to a young man the castor oil in a bottle and refuses to give him gelatine capsules, because it was not specified in the prescription. The young man is desperate. Soon afterwards come young male nurses, who subsequently take all shop assistants to an ambulance. They were patients who escaped from a psychiatric hospital.

Cast

Jiří Sovák

vedoucí obchodu s oděvy

Věra Kalendová

prodavačka v rybárně

Eman Fiala

magistr

Karel Koloušek

příručí v oděvech

Milan Neděla

ošetřovatel

Rudolf Vodrážka

lékař z blázince

Jiří Sehnal

zákazník

Olga Sluníčková

prodavačka v rybárně

Oldřich Musil

zákazník v oděvech

Naděžda Kreclová

Marie Vacková

A. Bolardová

K. Malá

B. Hužerová

Commentary

Crew and creators

Screenstory

Janina Poltavská, Heinar Kipphardt

Screenplay

Frank Beyer, Ralf Kirsten, Konrad Petzold, Jiří Sehnal (úprava dialogů)

Commentary by

Jiří Sehnal

Director of Photography

Andrej Kristín

Production Designer

Jan Pacák

Make-Up Artist

Karel Holek

Film Editor

Antonín Zelenka

Sound Designer

Stanislav Vondraš

Production Manager

Miroslava Jasná

Songs

Šaty dělaj' člověka

Songwriter Jaroslav Ježek

Production info

Original Title

Blázni mezi námi

Czech Title

Blázni mezi námi

English Title

Fools among Us

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionstudent film

Genre

satire

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

16 min

Original length in metres

437 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