An Easy Life

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1957

Production year

1957

Premiere

18 October 1957

Runtime

77 min

Category

film

Genre

narrative

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Snadný život

Czech title

Snadný život

English title

An Easy Life

Synopsis

University student Boris Trojan is superficial and frivolous. He wants to get everything without any effort. He manages to get hold of a unique English expert book about Indian music theory and uses it shamelessly during his exams and for writing his final thesis. He lures away his friend Petr's girlfriend Jana. When he meets Dáša, daughter of the influential Dr Landa, he doesn't hesitate in having a relationship with both girls. Boris quarrels with Petr over Jana and cheating on exams and he finally moves off the student hostel to a rented place, persuading Jana to go with him. At first, Jana is enchanted by Boris's big words and his "professional knowledge" but she slowly gets to learn his real nature. One day, Jana and Dáša meet and realize how fake is Boris's magic. Dáša finds the English book in his rented room. She realizes how he gained his expert reputation and decides to inform the professor. Jana returns to the student hostel and to her friends.

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Cast

Jiří Papež

student Boris Trojan

Alena Martinovská

studentka češtiny Jana

Soňa Danielová

Dáša Landová, dcera dr. Landy

Ivo Palec

student Petr

Vladimír Menšík

student Saxon

Josef Zíma

student Michal

Miloš Nedbal

profesor Sandera, indolog

Felix le Breux

dr. Landa, úředník ministerstva zahraničí

Hana Houbová

studentka Zdena

Jana Hálová

studentka Máša, Michalova manželka

Nelly Gaierová

Landová, manželka dr. Landy

Eva Svobodová

vrátná v koleji paní Karolina

Vítězslav Černý

opilý tlouštík

Františka Teuchnerová

Jarmil Škrdlant

úředník knihovny

Georgis Skalenakis

veselý student

Jiří Suchý

student s basou

Crew and creators

Assistant Director

Milada Řeháková, Alena Urbanová

Screenstory

Milena Tobolová

Shooting Script

Miloš Makovec

Director of Photography

Jaroslav Tuzar

Camera Operator

Vladimír Řezníček, Miroslav Ondříček

Production Designer

Bohuslav Kulič

Set Designer

Stanislav Pavlík

Film Editor

Jan Kohout

Sound Designer

Miloslav Hůrka

Production Manager

Josef Ouzký

Unit Production Manager

Vratislav Innemann

Consultant

dr. Ivo Fišer, Alena Novotná (kostýmy)

Music

Music Composed by

Vlastimil Hála

Music Performed by

Orchestr Karla Vlacha (Music Conducted by Karel Vlach),

Songs

Nikdo neví, kdo to byl

Songwriter Vlastimil Hála
Writer of Lyrics Vratislav Blažek

Production info

Original Title

Snadný život

Czech Title

Snadný život

English Title

An Easy Life

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

narrative

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1957

Production Year

1957

Production specifications

projection approval 29 August 1957

Premiere

premiere 18 October 1957

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Studio

Barrandov

Creative Group

Tvůrčí skupina Feix – Daniel, František Daniel (vedoucí dramaturg tvůrčí skupiny), Karel Feix (vedoucí výroby tvůrčí skupiny)

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

77 min

Original length in metres

2 192 meters

Distribution carrier

35mm

Aspect ratio

1:1,37

Colour

black & white

Sound

sound

Sound system/format

mono

Versions

Czech

Dialogue languages

Czech

Subtitles languages

without subtitles

Opening/End credits languages

Czech