Uncle

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1959

Production year

1959

Runtime

7 min

Category

film

Genre

narrative

Typology

featurenon-theatrical distributionstudent filmshort

Original title

Strejda

Czech title

Strejda

English title

Uncle

Working title

Zloděj

Synopsis

It's evening. A thief breaks into a flat through an open window. A little boy wakes up in his bed. He asks the man, whom he calls "uncle", to fix his teddy-bear and then his wooden toy-car. The thief has no choice but to comply because the child could start crying and give him away. The skilful man even manages to open the tin piggy-bank whose key is missing. He reluctantly refuses the coins that boy is offering. The parents return home and the thief runs away. But first he has to promise the boy to come back and fix all the other toys.

Cast

Vladimír Zavázal

chlapec

Crew and creators

Screenstory

Milan Šimek

Screenplay

Jaromil Jireš

Director of Photography

Alois Nožička

Production Manager

Georgeta Savescu, Jan Černý

Pedagogical management

Miroslav Hubáček (režie), Jan Stallich (kamera), Bohumil Šmída (produkce), Jan Kučera (střihová skladba)

Music

Music Composed by

Jan Malý

Production info

Original Title

Strejda

Czech Title

Strejda

English Title

Uncle

Working Title

Zloděj

Category

film

Typology

featurenon-theatrical distributionstudent film

Genre

narrative

Student film

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1959

Production Year

1959

Production

Studio FAMU

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Technical info

Duration typology

short film

Duration in minutes

7 min

Original length in metres

177 meters

Distribution carrier

35mm

Aspect ratio

1:1,37

Colour

black & white

Sound

sound

Sound system/format

mono

Versions

Czech

Dialogue languages

Czech

Subtitles languages

without subtitles

Opening/End credits languages

Czech