Tax on Convenience

satire

Typology

feature

Lenght

short

Czech title

Daň z pohodlí

Runtime

12 min

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1961

Production year

1961

Language version

Czech

Director

Ladislav Rychman

Synopsis

A man stands on the bridge throwing money into the river. He invites the curious onlookers who gather around him to join in. After a moment's hesitation, they finally do so. Only two of them, a young woman and Mr Kučera, refuse his invitation. They do not understand why they should do such a thing. But the man would not take "no" for an answer. He shows them using examples from their own lives how they squander money out of their own pockets through carelessness. Mr Kučera called a plumber to fix his bath. The plumber spent most of the day in the pub but still charged for the entire morning's work, and Mr Kučera paid for it. The young woman, on the other hand, paid an express surcharge for cleaning her skirt, but the skirt was not ready on time so that, in effect, she spent more money than was necessary. After these examples the man advises the consumers how to protect themselves from everyday theft.

Cast

Rudolf Deyl ml.

muž na mostě/instalatér/žena v čistírně/holič

Jan Maška

Kučera

Jiřina Bohdalová

mladá žena

Otto Budín

brýlatý muž

Eva Svobodová

žena na mostě

Věra Váchová

slečna v opravně

Crew and creators

Music

Production info

Original Title

Daň z pohodlí

English Title

Tax on Convenience

Working Title

Dodržování cen v Místním hospodářství

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

satire

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1961

Production Year

1961

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Technical info

Lenght

short

Runtime

12 min

Versions

Czech