Caterwauling

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1960

Production year

1960

Premiere

10 May 2018

Runtime

10 min

Category

film

Genre

étude

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionstudent filmshort

Original title

Kočičina

Czech title

Kočičina

English title

Caterwauling

Working title

Pan Ká

Synopsis

A cat belonging to Mr and Mrs K describes the strange behaviour of its master and mistress with the help of a fable about a mouse who is heading irrevocably towards a trap. Mr K, a valuer of deceased persons' property, has taken some jewellery and hidden it in his flat. His fear prevents him from selling his cache, however. Just when he is adorning his wife with some of the jewels, Mr B, a curious neighbour, pays them a visit. In their haste to hide everything away, they do not notice that a bracelet has fallen under the table. Mr B asks Mr K whether they have any jewellery at home. Mr K denies all knowledge of any. Mr B, however, has noticed the bracelet and he leaves with a telling smile on his face.

Commentary

Dubbing

Věra Chytilová

hlas kočky

Crew and creators

Screenstory

Jan Hartman

Director of Photography

Petr Mareš

Production Designer

Jan Pacák

Make-Up Artist

Karel Holek

Production Manager

Petr Weigl, Jan Černý

Pedagogical management

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

Music

Music Composed by

Jan Klusák

Music Performed by

Komorní harmonie (Music Conducted by Libor Pešek)

Production info

Original Title

Kočičina

Czech Title

Kočičina

English Title

Caterwauling

Working Title

Pan Ká

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionstudent film

Genre

étude

Student film

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1960

Production Year

1960

Premiere

premiere 10 May 2018 /suitable for all ages without limit/ (kino Ponrepo, Praha)

Distribution slogan

no caption

Production

Studio FAMU

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Národní filmový archiv (obnovená 2018)

Technical info

Duration typology

short film

Duration in minutes

10 min

Original length in metres

294 meters

Distribution carrier

35mm, DCP 2-D, BRD

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