Alcron Hotel

narrative

Typology

feature

Czech title

Alcron

Runtime

10

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1963

Production year

1963

Language version

Czech

Director

Dušan Hanák

Synopsis

Young Alena chats with her friend, the older, elegant but highly sceptical Jarmila, in a café. Jarmila talks with disdain about love - when a woman is struck as by lightning and gives everything to a man. He abandons her, and when then comes another and another, a woman does not care any more. Jarmila takes the girl to the Alcron hotel, but Alena fails to notice that they are both being watched from the opposite sidewalk by her lover, a student of a library studies school. Jarmila introduces Alena to an elderly and apparently wealthy foreigner. Alena begins to lie to her lover, making up stories that new goods were delivered to the shop where she worked and inventory had to be taken. But the young man knows what he knows and reminds Alena that a long time ago, they promised to speak the truth to each other. Alena's mother applies cream on her face in front of a mirror. It is obvious that they do not get along too well. The mother reprehends her daughter, telling her that she is alone for everything, and asks her if she loves her boyfriend at all. She would prefer if she chose better company. Alena walks through the department store and sadly watches the new kitchen furniture and a young woman looking at baby's clothing.

Cast

Nina Jiránková

Alenina matka

Zdenka Procházková

Jarmila, Alenina kamarádka

Aleš Košnar

mladík

Jiří Schulz

cizinec

Crew and creators

Production Designer

Aleš Voleman

Make-Up Artist

Václav Krolop

Film Editor

Jana Kresslová

Sound Designer

Oldřich Tichý

Production Manager

Karel Fiala, Vladimír Kára

Pedagogical management

Bořivoj Zeman (režie), František A. Dvořák (scénář), Ján Šmok (kamera), Josef Dobřichovský (střih), Bohumil Šmída (produkce)

Music

Music Composed by

Josef Ceremuga

Songs

Jak vypadá čas

Songwriter

Wiliam Bukový (Jak vypadá čas)

Writer of Lyrics

Jiří Sobotka (Jak vypadá čas)

Singer

Hana Hegerová (Jak vypadá čas)

Production info

Original Title

Alcron

English Title

Alcron Hotel

Copyright

1963

Production Year

1963

Production

Studio FAMU

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Technical info

Versions

Czech