About the People on Toth Sides of the Counter I

educational, satire

Typology

feature

Lenght

short

Czech title

O lidech před pultem a za ním I.

Runtime

8 min

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1957

Production year

1957

Language version

Czech

Director

Petr Schulhoff

Synopsis

A crowd of people inside a crammed shoe shop enables a pickpocket to steal a wallet, a watch and a bottle of soda-water… The action is interrupted and the lecturer points out that customers get robbed without noticing. The butcher can cheat while selling you the meat, both in its weight and in its quality. The textile salesman can masterfully measure a shorter length of textile than you have asked for. It seems that these are only small items but when more customers are cheated it can even add up to enough to buy a car. The lecturer invites the spectators to pay good attention to the dishonest salespeople.

Cast

Miloš Kopecký

lektor/zloděj/prodavač textilu/řezník

Oldřich Dědek

okradený zákazník

Jan Maška

zákazník v textilu

Crew and creators

Screenplay

Petr Schulhoff

Art Director

Zdeněk Seydl

Music

Music Composed by

Jan Kaláb

Production info

Original Title

O lidech před pultem a za ním I.

English Title

About the People on Toth Sides of the Counter I

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

educational, satire

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1957

Production Year

1957

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Technical info

Lenght

short

Runtime

8 min

Versions

Czech