Law and Conscience

educational

Typology

feature

Czech title

Zákon a svědomí

Runtime

0 min

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1957

Production year

1957

Language version

Czech

Director

Miloš Kolínský

Synopsis

The truck driver Jan Koubek is not really assiduous. Filling his tire with air at the gas station, he forgets to control the pressure. Thus it happens that the overinflated tire bursts on the road and Koubek's truck ends up in a ditch. Koubek is lucky. A passing driver stops and pulls him out with his car. On the way, Koubek stops in the roadside inn. He drinks some beer and then fails to resist hard alcohol. That does not prevent him from getting back into the truck and driving on. Intoxicated, he drives the wrong way and causes a crash with an oncoming car. Koubek does not stop; he steps on the gas and drives off. The accident victims are helped by the witnesses of the car crash and assist the investigators in their search for the perpetrator. Koubek tries to hide the evidence of the crash in his garage. Falling asleep at home, he has a nightmare. He realizes his guilt and decides to report himself to the police the very next day. The police, however, are already at his door, ringing the bell.

Cast

Valentin Knor

řidič Jan Koubek

Commentary

Crew and creators

Film Editor

Anna Bumbová

Production Manager

Jaroslav Houžvička

Consultant

npor. Jan Šabatka

Production info

Original Title

Zákon a svědomí

English Title

Law and Conscience

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

educational

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1957

Production Year

1957

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Technical info

Versions

Czech