Life

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1956

Production year

1956

Category

film

Genre

étude, narrative

Typology

featurestudent

Original title

Život

Czech title

Život

English title

Life

Synopsis

A young woman dressed in a mourning outfit wanders around the appartment. Her phone conversation, her recalling of her conversations with her husband and the monologue of her neighbour who came to see her, reveal that the young woman, Jana Mašínová, has just become a widow. The young architect Karel Mašín died in a motorcycle crash. Jana recalls her talks with her husband, full of love and plans for the future. A neighbour brings Jana apples and milk. She offers, hypocritically, to move to her appartment with her little son. Thus, she could leave her appartment to the neighbour's daughter. But the young widow is deaf to her monologue and the disappointed neighbour leaves. Jana turns the gas oven on, the gas hisses out loud. But life wins. Jana rushes to light up the gas and opens the window. Smiling, she lifts her son from his bed and embraces him.

Cast

Viola Zinková

Jana Mašínová

Dubbing

Milan Friedl

hlas Karla Mašína

Crew and creators

Screenstory

Ludvík Ráža

Screenplay

Ludvík Ráža

Production Manager

Miroslava Jasná, Otto Renelt

Pedagogical management

Miloš Makovec (režie), Václav Hanuš (kamera), Bohumil Šmída (produkce)

Music

Selected Music

Petr Iljič Čajkovskij (Klavírní koncert b moll)

Production info

Original Title

Život

English Title

Life

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

étude, narrative

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1956

Production Year

1956

Production

Studio FAMU

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Technical info

Versions

Czech