Innovation

satire

Typology

feature

Czech title

Zlepšovák

Runtime

0 min

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1960

Production year

1960

Language version

Czech

Director

Petr Schulhoff

Synopsis

Worker Novák submits his proposal of a new high-frequency brake of versatile use to the innovations officer Rejsek. The file with the documentation on the invention goes from hand to hand in the factory, but the responsible officers are reluctant to it. They do not like the idea that they would have to change their run-of-the-mill work and introduce new technology and production. Therefore they turn down the invention without even studying the documents. Novák is in despair and creates a prototype to demonstrate that his brake can stop any machine. But everybody considers him an eccentric which, in the end, causes Novák throw away his invention. The prototype is found by the chief technologist who hides it in his briefcase. After working hours, the factory director offers the technical deputy and the technologist a ride home. However, his brakes fail during the drive and Novák's machine stops the car which had been out of control. Novák, who had come upon them on his bicycle, is promised by the three men that now they are going to be concerned with his invention.

Cast

Josef Kemr

vynálezce Novák

Miloš Kopecký

technický náměstek

Lubomír Lipský

hlavní technolog

Mirko Musil

referent Karel Rejsek

Arnošt Faltýnek

mistr cechu

Jan Skopeček

konstruktér

Miloš Vavruška

technolog

Crew and creators

Screenplay

Petr Schulhoff

Costume Designer

Marie Malá

Make-Up Artist

Karel Holek

Film Editor

Josef Pejsar

Sound Designer

Josef Franěk

Production Manager

Josef Tejchman

Consultant

J. Pišl

Production info

Original Title

Zlepšovák

English Title

Innovation

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

satire

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1960

Production Year

1960

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Technical info

Versions

Czech