The Phone

slapstick

Typology

feature

Lenght

short

Czech title

Telefon

Runtime

6 min

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1964

Production year

1964

Language version

Czech

Director

Václav Táborský

Synopsis

A young man is just about to leave the phone booth, but only until he notices that, in the pouring rain, there is another person approaching the booth, wanting to make a phone call. The youngster begins to pretend to hang on the line for long. He leafs through the phone book and God knows from where produces a handful of coins... The newcomer, a fat man, first waits patiently, but then gets angry at the young man's maliciousness and nails the door of the booth with two crossed planks. After some time, he returns to the booth with a bouquet, arranging it in the hands of the skeleton of the young man.

Cast

Jan Libíček

tlustý pán

Jan Přeučil

mladík

Crew and creators

Screenstory

Jiří Sýkora

Sound Designer

Benjamin Astrug, Bohumír Brunclík (zvukové efekty)

Music

Music Composed by

Ferdinand Havlík

Production info

Original Title

Telefon

English Title

The Phone

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

slapstick

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1964

Production Year

1964

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Technical info

Lenght

short

Runtime

6 min

Versions

Czech