From Saturday to Sunday

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1958

Production year

1958

Runtime

13 min

Category

film

Genre

educational, narrative

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionshort

Original title

Ze soboty na neděli

Czech title

Ze soboty na neděli

English title

From Saturday to Sunday

Synopsis

Three soldiers are making their way to the barracks from a dancing party. It is Saturday, a chilly February night. They have missed the last train and have to wade in deep snow. They drank lots of alcohol. Zdeněk keeps falling asleep and has to be held up by his friends. The Corporal Mašek finally decides to go on ahead and ask for help. Zdeněk is left on the spot with his friend Mirek. Mašek makes it to the barracks but is so drunk and tired that he falls asleep by the stove. In the morning he wakes up with horror and realizes what happened and sets on to search for his night companions. Near the deserted shed, he finds Zdeněk asleep, covered by Mirek's coat. The two search for Mirek. But it is too late. The drunk and underdressed soldier fell from the steep slope at night and froze in the snow. And here comes Saturday again, and soldiers are coming to the dancing party...

Note

The film is based on a true story. The scenes from the Saturday dancing party were shot by a hidden camera.

Cast

Rudolf Jelínek

vojín Mirek Kouba

Pavel Kunert

desátník Mašek

Zdeněk Vráblík

vojín Zdeněk Večeřa

Crew and creators

Screenplay

Vladimír Sís

Director of Photography

Josef Vaniš

Film Editor

Jiří Sobotka

Sound Designer

Karel Cajthaml

Production Manager

Erik Hubáček

Music

Music Composed by

Miloš Vacek

Production info

Original Title

Ze soboty na neděli

Czech Title

Ze soboty na neděli

English Title

From Saturday to Sunday

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

educational, narrative

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1958

Production Year

1958

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Technical info

Duration typology

short film

Duration in minutes

13 min

Original length in metres

384 meters

Distribution carrier

35mm

Versions

Czech