Bill, Please

satire

Typology

feature

Czech title

Platit prosím

Runtime

0 min

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1956

Production year

1956

Language version

Czech

Director

František Lukáš

Synopsis

The director of the company Restaurants and Canteens arrives to attend a screening of a film made in various restaurants. A group of villagers come in to one of the restaurants for their lunch. The two waiters carry on chatting and ignore their customers. The head waiter finally brings them a crumpled menu, but whatever they order, he crosses off the menu and urges them to order something they do not want. In another restaurant a customer complains he has found a button in his sauce. The waiter promises to get him another portion but, once out of sight, he simply takes the button out of the food and brings back the same plate on which he has carelessly rearranged the food. Other customers are trying to pay but the staff point to the waiter with the wallet; he, however, is absorbed in watching a chess game and is neglecting his duties. The restaurant director is furious. He regards the film as a distortion of the facts and the situation depicted as a fabrication. The film director ironically points out that there really is no need to invent a situation like this.

Note

The film is taken from the occassional satirical film series Trn (Thorn).

Cast

Jiří Sovák

režisér

Theodor Pištěk

ředitel Restaurací a jídelen /RaJ/

Václav Voska

komentátor

Antonín Jedlička

číšník

Lubomír Bryg

kuchař

Miloš Kopecký

číšník

Miroslav Horníček

host v restauraci

František Miška

host v restauraci

Rudolf Princ

vrchní

Karel Berman

jídlonoš

Commentary

Production info

Original Title

Platit prosím

English Title

Bill, Please

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

satire

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1956

Production Year

1956

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Technical info

Versions

Czech