About the People on Both Sides of the Counter II

educational, satire

Typology

feature

Lenght

short

Czech title

O lidech před pultem a za ním II.

Runtime

12 min

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1958

Production year

1958

Language version

Czech

Director

Petr Schulhoff

Synopsis

A man and a woman reach for the same item in a self-service shop. They start apologizing to each other and insisting that the other take it. The action is interrupted and the lecturer warns that the relationships between people are not always that idyllic. A shop assistant doesn't know who to serve first. The man and the woman from the previous scene are yelling at each other and at him and are trying to have their way. Then the lecturer demonstrates another example of abuse. A saleswoman he knows saved the apparently sold out goods for him. The lecturer returns her favour with a box of candies and thus emphasizes the idea of how the people pay with other goods for the goods in short supply. The next small scene happens in a shop selling fabrics. A choosy customer forces the salesman to bring all the rolls of material onto the counter. She is finally satisfied and asks for fifteen centimetres of the chosen material to make a tie for her husband. The exhausted salesman is eating bread with dripping while working. The model who is presenting a new dress has a mark of an oily hand on her back.

Cast

Miloš Kopecký

lektor/prodavač textilu

Vladimír Hrubý

prodavač potravin

Jiřina Bohdalová

prodavačka oděvů Hedvička

Stella Zázvorková

zákaznice v textilu

Josef Brukner

muž s knihou

Anna Pitašová

manekýna

Crew and creators

Screenplay

Petr Schulhoff

Music

Music Composed by

Jan Kaláb

Production info

Original Title

O lidech před pultem a za ním II.

English Title

About the People on Both Sides of the Counter II

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

educational, satire

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1958

Production Year

1958

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Technical info

Lenght

short

Runtime

12 min

Versions

Czech