Liar-Friend,The

narrative

Typology

feature

Lenght

short

Czech title

Přítel lhář

Runtime

30 min

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1957

Production year

1957

Premiere

21.06.1957

Language version

Czech

Director

Jindřich Puš

Synopsis

Kamil, who mends lifts, and saxophonist Pepek live together in the Old Town in a one-room flat. Kamil is married but his wife Vlasta lives and works in another town. Kamil gets dressed up and goes off to a wine bar where he is meeting his new girlfriend Irena. Pepek is angry with him, he likes Vlasta and perhaps even loves her, if on a platonic level. Pepek is playing in the orchestra of night club when Vlasta comes to look for him; she is passing through Prague and Kamil is not at home. Pepek tells her Kamil is in Kladno on business. He walks with Vlasta through night-time Prague and lets her wait a while outside the wine bar while he goes inside on the pretext of asking Kamil's friends when they expect him back. Kamil is taken unawares at his wife's sudden arrival. He wants to see Vlasta but he is all dressed up and has also left his wedding ring at home. Vlasta spends the night in the Prague flat and Pepek takes her to the station in the morning. Kamil, who has walked the streets all night, watches them secretly from a hiding place. When Vlasta leaves, Kamil gets a hard slap from Pepek. This puts an end to Kamil's adventures.

Cast

Milan Neděla

Pepek Raban

Soňa Danielová

Vlasta, Kamilova žena

Stella Májová

Irena, Kamilova přítelkyně

Kamil Lochman

člen orchestru

Karel Balaš

člen orchestru

Jiří Procházka (hudba)

dirigent tanečního orchestru

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Stanislav Černý

Assistant Director

Marie Hejzlarová

Screenstory

Zdeněk Borovec

Screenplay

Zdeněk Borovec

Shooting Script

Jindřich Puš

Second Unit Photography

Adolf Hejzlar

Production Designer

Jan Pacák

Set Designer

František Suchý

Make-Up Artist

Miloslav Koubek

Sound Designer

Jiří Pavlík

Production Manager

Rudolf Hájek

Music

Music Composed by

Vlastimil Hála

Selected Music

Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (Svatební pochod), Georges Bizet (Carmen /Toreadore smělý/)

Music Performed by

FISYO, Taneční orchestr Jiřího Procházky

Music Conducted by

Štěpán Koníček (FISYO), Jiří Procházka (hudba) (Taneční orchestr Jiřího Procházky)

Production info

Original Title

Přítel lhář

English Title

Liar-Friend,The

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

narrative

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1957

Production Year

1957

Premiere

21.06.1957

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Creative Group

Šebor – Kratochvíl, Miloš V. Kratochvíl, Jiří Šebor

Technical info

Lenght

short

Runtime

30 min

Versions

Czech