Troubles of Mr Mareš

educational

Typology

feature

Czech title

Trampoty pana Mareše

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1956

Production year

1956

Language version

Czech

Director

Josef Vácha

Screenplay

Josef Vácha

Screenstory

Josef Vácha

Synopsis

People gather around a car accident, in which a horse-and-carriage and a car clashed. As always, their feeling is that the coachman is simply a victim of the situation and that everything is the fault of the car driver. Using special effects, the film chooses two representatives from the crowd - Mr Kareš, who defends the car driver and Mr Mareš, who defends the coachman. The two men get into a car and go for a ride in which they can observe the behaviour of people in traffic. At first, Mr Mareš is pointing at all the mistakes of the drivers. But then they reach the countryside and meet the coachmen who are drunk, driving on the wrong side of the road, overtaking and passing on turns, coming out of side-roads unexpectedly and the like. Mr Mareš falls asleep and he has a terrible dream. He becomes a drunk coach-man stopped by a policeman, who is actually Mr Kareš, and who blames him for all the mistakes he made. Mr Mareš is glad when the dream is over, and he admits that the coachmen are also responsible for traffic accidents.

Note

The film was made for the Czechoslovak Ministry of Interior.

Cast

Jiří Dufek (2)

Kareš

Miroslav Kopal

Radko Bača

Hynek Havelec

Antonín Rejzek

Crew and creators

Director

Josef Vácha

Screenstory

Josef Vácha

Screenplay

Josef Vácha

Production Manager

Jaroslav Houžvička

Cooperation

Dopravní inspektorát Hlavní správy VB Praha

Production info

Original Title

Trampoty pana Mareše

English Title

Troubles of Mr Mareš

Copyright

1956

Production Year

1956

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Technical info

Versions

Czech