The Five-Crown Note

narrative

Typology

feature

Czech title

Pětikoruna

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1959

Production year

1959

Premiere

05/1960

Language version

Czech

Director

Josef Pinkava

Screenplay

Josef Pinkava, Jiří Bauer

Screenstory

Vojtěch Trapl

Synopsis

Young Pavel and his friends are fascinated by an electrical engineer working on a street post. Pavel's mother calls him home and gives him an empty milkcan and five crowns and tells him to go and buy some milk. On the way he drops the milkcan. He buys the milk at the dairy but cannot find the money. The engineer, who is sitting there having his lunch, lends him the five crowns saying that they're friends now, after all. At home Pavel washes his hands and the five-crown note falls out of his sleeve. The surprised boy goes outside again and stops at the ice-cream seller, the confectioner's and the toyshop, but doesn't buy anything for the time being. He even goes to visit the fair. He resists the temptation to try the merry-go-round, the shooting range, dodgem cars and the fairground motor scooters. He remembers the kind engineer and runs to his caravan. He returns the money with a smile.

Cast

Josef Langmiler

elektromontér

Božena Böhmová

Pavlova matka

Eva Matalová

prodavačka

Crew and creators

Screenstory

Vojtěch Trapl

Film Editor

Dana Halašková

Production Manager

Zdeněk Stibor

Music

Music Composed by

Milivoj Uzelac

Production info

Original Title

Pětikoruna

English Title

The Five-Crown Note

Copyright

1959

Production Year

1959

Premiere

05/1960

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Technical info

Versions

Czech

Awards

Vítěz

Festival: 13. mezinárodní festival dětských filmů Benátky

1961
Benátky / Italy

Vítěz

Event: Mezinárodní filmové setkání mládeže Cannes

1960
Cannes / France

Vítěz

Festival: 2. festival českých a slovenských filmů Plzeň

1960
Plzeň / Czechoslovakia