One Good Turn Doesn't Deserve Another

satire

Typology

feature

Czech title

Ruka ruku neumyje

Runtime

0 min

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1958

Production year

1958

Language version

Czech

Director

Jindřich Ferenc

Synopsis

A young artist is given the task of using the notice board to warn about abuse inside the company. He decides to depict the criticized situations in caricature. Office-clerk Jarda Kubeš is filling up lottery tickets and arranging his label collection during his working hours. Dentist Ruda reads a magazine in his consulting room, leaving his suffering patients waiting. The only one he treats is his friend Honza Žlábek. Worker Tonda Brtoul likes to talk. However, he strictly respects the end of working hours, even if this means that he has to drop whatever he is holding in his hands at that moment. Cleaner Nováková leaves rubbish behind her here and there. Notice board editors are hesitating to accept the work; they are not sure if their friends and colleagues can be criticized in such ways. The speaker, however, ironically reminds them what the purpose of the notice board is and the caricatures remain put.

Note

The film is taken from the occasional satirical film series Trn (Thorn).

Cast

Vladimír Hrubý

výtvarník nástěnky

František Vicena

zubař Ruda

Eman Fiala

pacient Honza Žlábek

Felix le Breux

vedoucí úředník Jarda Kubeš

Lubomír Lipský

redaktor nástěnky Málek

Věra Kalendová

členka redakce nástěnky

Jaroslav Štercl

Tonda Brtoul

Václav Trégl

muž s Tondou

Commentary

Crew and creators

Screenstory

Jindřich Ferenc

Set Designer

Evžen Seyček

Sound Designer

Miroslav Letenský

Production Manager

Zdeněk Novák

Production info

Original Title

Ruka ruku neumyje

English Title

One Good Turn Doesn't Deserve Another

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

satire

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1958

Production Year

1958

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Technical info

Versions

Czech