Gambit

narrative

Typology

feature

Czech title

Gambit

Runtime

0 min

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1964

Production year

1964

Language version

Czech

Director

Jaromír Borek

Synopsis

Young sculptor Martin makes a stylized sculpture for a newly built housing estate, but the commission rejects it; these elderly gentlemen lack the courage to say yes to such a modernist piece. Martin's friend, a young architect who seems to have arranged the artist the order, advises him to rework the sculpture. But Martin resents making a "monument for the moment" and refuses to change it. He is in serious financial problems that seem to be getting worse because his girlfriend, dancer Blanka, is pregnant. The young woman has sacrificed her career to her future child and Martin's stubbornness depresses her. Martin's next sculpture is very much like the first and the next commission, made up of younger people, again refuses it.

Note

Sculptures by sculptor František Pacík (1927–1975) were used.

Cast

Hugo Demartini

sochař Martin

Růžena Beníšková

tanečnice Blanka

Jiří Holý

architekt Novák

Vladimír Erlebach

malíř, Martinův kamarád

Zdeněk Šebesta

členové souboru pantomimy divadla Na Zábradlí

Dagmar Dvořáčková

žena na výstavě

Jaroslav Jakoubek

muž na výstavě

Zdeněk Lednický

František Pacík

Zdeněk Chotěnovský

František Rohan

M. Hon

M. Jirásková

J. Jirásek

J. Klimeš

K. Kouba

M. Magdová

Dana Paseková

Eduard Hájek

E. Brydlová

členové Orchestru SHQ

Dubbing

Jiřina Jirásková

hlas tanečnice Blanky

Stanislav Fišer

hlas malíře

Otomar Korbelář

hlas profesora

Crew and creators

Screenstory

Jaromír Borek

Screenplay

Jaromír Borek

Art Director

František Pacík

Sound Designer

Oldřich Tichý, Bohumír Brunclík (zvukové efekty)

Production Manager

Eva Langerová, Karel Škop

Pedagogical management

Václav Wasserman (režie), František A. Dvořák (scénář), Jan Kališ (kamera), Bohumil Šmída (produkce)

Cooperation

Karel Kafka, Jana Marková

Music

Music Composed by

Karel Velebný

Music Performed by

Orchestr SHQ Karla Velebného

Production info

Original Title

Gambit

English Title

Gambit

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

narrative

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1964

Production Year

1964

Production

Studio FAMU

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Technical info

Versions

Czech