Useless Motive

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1960

Production year

1960

Runtime

6 min

Director

Karel Němec

Category

film

Genre

crime, promotional

Typology

featurenon-theatrical distributionstudent filmshort

Original title

Zbytečný motiv

Czech title

Zbytečný motiv

English title

Useless Motive

Synopsis

A young married couple with a child share a cramped appartment with parents. The atmosphere is thick since nobody sees a solution to the situation. Their neighbour, the lonesome doctor Karel Brožek, lives in a large appartment. One day, the grandfather goes down to the cellar. After a while, the house resonates with a gun shot. Doctor Božek is found shot in his appartment. The investigators are called for and find out that it was not a suicide, even though everything leads to that conclusion. The grandfather is seen as the perpetrator: he knew what happened although he could not have heard anything in the cellar. The ostensibly shot man stands up, however, to join the others and to learn that the murder would be useless anyway. A much better way to gain a quality housing is through the building savings.

Cast

Gustav Heverle

vyšetřovatel

Jan Schmidt

vyšetřovatel

Viktor Očásek

dr.Karel Božek

Jan Liška

mladý muž

Crew and creators

Director

Karel Němec

Screenstory

Karel Němec

Screenplay

Karel Němec

Director of Photography

Piro Milkani

Production Designer

Jan Pacák

Make-Up Artist

Václav Krolop

Sound Designer

Oldřich Tichý

Production Manager

Jan Černý, Josef Mára

Pedagogical management

Otakar Vávra (režie), Bořivoj Zeman (vedoucí cvičení), Václav Hanuš (kamera), František Daniel (dramaturgie), Josef Dobřichovský (střih)

Music

Music Composed by

archivní

Music Advisor

Jan Malý

Production info

Original Title

Zbytečný motiv

Czech Title

Zbytečný motiv

English Title

Useless Motive

Category

film

Typology

featurenon-theatrical distributionstudent film

Genre

crime, promotional

Student film

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1960

Production Year

1960

Production

Studio FAMU

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Technical info

Duration typology

short film

Duration in minutes

6 min

Original length in metres

151 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