It is Saturday and holidaymakers and hikers have begun to fill the train. They are joined by lumberjacks who have finished their work for the week. Old Josef and his son Karel were caught in a storm on their way home, and thus find shelter in a little forest lodge. There, they meet a gamekeeper and two young lumberjacks. Josef is looking forward to his vacation, which he and his son are going to take the next week. After the rain, they set off again. Josef preaches to his son about the necessity of dividing their work, in order not to be falling down of exhaustion at the end of the week, as is Karel's case at the moment. The storm has knocked two trees over onto the railway track, and there is a danger that a train may crash into them soon. Exhausted though they are, the two men summon the last of their strength to cut the trunks off and remove the wood from the track. When, dead tired and staggering, they meet the holidaymakers who just have got off the train in the village, they are mistaken for drunks from the pub. However, Josef ignores what they say, instead inviting his son, whom he is proud of, for a drink.
Pavel Francouz (Tátova škola – povídka)
featurenon-theatrical distributionstudent film
black & white