Why Does He Lie?

satire

Typology

feature

Czech title

Proč lže...

Runtime

0 min

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1958

Production year

1958

Language version

Czech

Director

Petr Schulhoff

Synopsis

Young Kája makes a phone call to his teacher from a booth and, passing himself off as his father, tries to excuse himself from school. The lie doesn't work. At home his parents scold him - he must never lie. Then his father asks his mother to pretend that he did some voluntary work. When Kája says this isn't true, both shout at him to be quiet. When the family sit down to their hot dinner the doorbell rings. The mother senses it is aunt Božena and she hides away the plates and food. She then tells the aunt that they have had dinner and offers her tea and hard biscuits. Kája complains that he is hungry and his mother immediately accuses him of always being hungry. In front of Kája the parents tell auntie about their problems with money. She, however, points out that they have a television and new furniture, to which they respond with excuses. The father once again has his wife lie for him down the telephone. Then the conversation turns to the problem of their son - how can he tell such lies when he is always strictly taught to tell the truth at home...

Cast

Petr Leníček

žák Kája Novák

Josef Chvalina

Karel Novák, Kájův otec

Lída Vostrčilová

Jiřina Nováková, Kájova matka

Světla Svozilová

teta Božena

Oldřich Musil

učitel Kučera

Crew and creators

Screenstory

Petr Schulhoff

Screenplay

Petr Schulhoff

Film Editor

Josef Pejsar

Sound Designer

Josef Franěk

Production Manager

Antonín Vaněk

Production info

Original Title

Proč lže...

English Title

Why Does He Lie?

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

satire

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1958

Production Year

1958

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Technical info

Versions

Czech