The Tourist

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1961

Production year

1961

Runtime

28 min

Director

Evald Schorm

Category

film

Genre

narrative

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionstudent filmshort

Original title

Turista

Second title

Měj syna, zasaď strom

Czech title

Turista

English title

The Tourist

Synopsis

Václav Hrdlička is restless. Having no wife or children, he lives in a cheerless dormitory and borrows money. His master at work reproaches him, everybody laughs at him, no one trusts him and people nickname him Tourist [Turista] for his unsteadiness. Václav is fond of the publican Věra and she cares for him, too. However, Václav is unreliable and whenever his partner needs him the most, he is not there. Věra would like to settle down finally and is tired of their relationship, giving the last chance to the man when she moves to a new apartment. However, Václav disappoints once more. Věra breaks up with him and the sad Tourist sets off again. On the train, he reveals his secret wishes to an unknown girl, telling her he is just coming from home and his second son was just born.

Cast

Vlastimil Brodský

Václav Hrdlička zvaný Turista

Dana Medřická

hostinská Věra

Martin Růžek

zednický mistr Valášek

Otto Šimánek

parťák Bohouš

Čestmír Řanda

parťák Josef

Iva Janžurová

studentka Iva

František Suk

úředník

Crew and creators

Director

Evald Schorm

Director of Photography

Vladimír Tůma

Production Designer

Bohumil Pokorný

Pedagogical management

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

Cooperation

Andrej Barla, Boris Baromykin, Juraj Kerekes, Marián Minárik, František Procházka, Liana Skokanová, Drahomíra Vihanová

Music

Music Composed by

Josef Ceremuga

Production info

Original Title

Turista

Czech Title

Turista

Second Title

Měj syna, zasaď strom

English Title

The Tourist

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionstudent film

Genre

narrative

Student film

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1961

Production Year

1961

Production specifications

projection approval 10 July 1962

Premiere

premiere 1962 /suitable for youths/

Distribution slogan

no caption

Production

Studio FAMU

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Technical info

Duration typology

short film

Duration in minutes

28 min

Original length in metres

778 meters

Distribution carrier

16mm, 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

Awards

Vítěz

Festival: 4. festival českých a slovenských filmů Košice

1962
Košice / Czechoslovakia