A Legal Case

short-story

Typology

feature

Czech title

Právní případ

Runtime

0 min

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1958

Production year

1958

Language version

Czech

Director

Miloš Makovec

Synopsis

Mr Kupr is stealing around the streets and the house. At home he finally calms down but is then even more startled by the bell. The insurance agent is at the door. The nervous Kupr is behaving like a madman and the agent wants to leave. He finally agrees to stay and listens to Kupr's story. A while ago Mr Kupr caused a small traffic accident. He drove his car into a funeral procession, knocked over the coffin and the deceased who fell out came to life. The retired railwayman Bartoš is very glad that he hasn't been buried and is very grateful to Mr Kupr at first. However, little by little, his family changes its mind about the whole thing and demands that Kupr pays for the ruined funeral, including the banquet. Old Bartoš demands that his rescuer start paying his pension which the Pensions Office blocked as he was considered dead officially. He has plenty of time so he pesters Mr Kupr incessantly and everywhere. The insurance agent can understand Mr Kupr but, unfortunately, he has come to inform him that his car insurance hasn't been paid. At that very moment Bartoš knocks at the door with his short stick and Kupr gets a stroke. The old Mr Bartoš goes to water the flowers on his grave.

Cast

Miloš Kopecký

Jan Kupr

Jan Pelikán

Antonín Bartoš, železničář v.v.

František Filipovský

agent pojišťovny

Bohuš Rendl

Fanoušek Bartoš, syn Antonína

Darja Hajská

Mařenka Bartošová, snacha Antonína

Jan S. Kolár

advokát

Lubomír Kostelka

garážmistr Kudera

Miloslav Novák

novinář

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Lada Vacková

Based on

Karel Čapek (Právní případ – povídka ze sbírky povídek Bajky a podpovídky)

Shooting Script

Miloš Makovec

Production Designer

Karel Škvor, Jan Zázvorka

Make-Up Artist

Gustav Hrdlička

Film Editor

Jan Kohout

Sound Designer

Stanislav Vondraš

Special Effects

Jan Kváča

Production Manager

Josef Ouzký

Unit Production Manager

Vratislav Innermann

Consultant

František Pávek

Music

Music Composed by

Jiří Šust

Production info

Original Title

Právní případ

English Title

A Legal Case

Category

povídka

Typology

feature

Genre

short-story

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1958

Production Year

1958

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Technical info

Versions

Czech