About the People on Both Sides of the Counter III

educational, satire

Typology

feature

Czech title

O lidech před pultem a za ním III.

Runtime

12

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1958

Production year

1958

Language version

Czech

Director

Jindřich Ferenc

Synopsis

The coal-man deforms his hod in such a way that its volume becomes smaller. He then cheats the customer by a fifth of the ordered coal on delivery. He is not even ashamed to offer the "saved" coal to the same customer to buy. The dishonest salesman in the greengrocer's refuses to sell the lady shopper second-class apples with the excuse that he is waiting for the price-calculation. He then juggles with the apples during the midday break until he finally creates boxes only with first-class fruits. But he is caught this time. The lady shopper is in fact an inspector and the salesman doesn't get away without a fine. The last place where the customers shouldn't allow anybody to cheat them is the restaurant. The unsuitable behaviour of the staff, small portions and less then full glasses of beer are affairs that the customer should object to and demand compensation.

Cast

Miloš Kopecký

lektor/uhlíř/prodavač zeleniny/číšník

Václav Trégl

uhlířův zákazník

Věra Kalendová

zákaznice v zelenině

Jan Maška

host restaurace

Lubomír Bryg

host restaurace

Crew and creators

Screenplay

Petr Schulhoff

Music

Music Composed by

Jan Kaláb

Production info

Original Title

O lidech před pultem a za ním III.

English Title

About the People on Both Sides of the Counter III

Copyright

1958

Production Year

1958

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Technical info

Versions

Czech