Mouthful

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1960

Production year

1960

Runtime

14 min

Director

Jan Němec

Category

film

Genre

drama

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionstudent filmshort

Original title

Sousto

Czech title

Sousto

English title

Mouthful

Working title

Závod / Druhé kolo / Chléb

Synopsis

At the end of the Second World War, a train with concentration camp prisoners is waiting on the platform. Three wretched men are thinking how to reach the bread carriage that is standing near by. They need to get stronger before their planned escape. An armed German soldier guards the bread and in his patrol loses sight of the train with prisoners for a short while. The prisoners calculate the time they need to get the bread. One of them who draws the chance for the task manages to get hold of a large loaf but on the way back the soldier notices him and knocks him to the ground. But the prisoner throws the bread under their carriage and his friends manage to hide it. Then they drag the wounded man over carefully. Now they can all make an attempt to escape together.

Cast

Ivan Renč

vězeň

Oldřich Bláha

vězeň

Commentary

Crew and creators

Director

Jan Němec

Based on

Arnošt Lustig (Druhé kolo – povídka)

Director of Photography

Jiří Šámal

Production Designer

Jan Pacák

Make-Up Artist

Josef Lojík

Pedagogical management

Václav Wasserman (režie), Václav Hanuš (kamera), Bohumil Šmída (produkce), Josef Dobřichovský (střih)

Music

Selected Music

Johann Sebastian Bach

Production info

Original Title

Sousto

Czech Title

Sousto

English Title

Mouthful

Working Title

Závod / Druhé kolo / Chléb

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionstudent film

Genre

drama

Student film

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1960

Production Year

1960

Premiere

non-distribution premiere 1960
premiere 1961 /suitable for youths/

Distribution slogan

no caption

Production

Studio FAMU

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Technical info

Duration typology

short film

Duration in minutes

14 min

Original length in metres

385 meters

Distribution carrier

35mm

Aspect ratio

1:1,37

Colour

black & white

Sound

sound

Sound system/format

mono

Versions

Czech

Dialogue languages

Czech, German

Subtitles languages

without subtitles

Opening/End credits languages

Czech

Awards

Vítěz

Festival: 11. mezinárodní filmový festival Melbourne

1962
Melbourne / Australia

Vítěz

Exhibition: 7. západoněmecké dny krátkého filmu Oberhausen

1961
Oberhausen / Federal Republic of Germany

Vítěz

Festival: Studentský filmový festival „Cinestudio 1960“ Amsterdam

1960
Amsterdam / the Netherlands