The Phone

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1964

Production year

1964

Runtime

6 min

Category

film

Genre

slapstick

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionshort

Original title

Telefon

Czech title

Telefon

English title

The Phone

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

Crew and creators

Screenstory

Jiří Sýkora

Director of Photography

Jan Špáta

Sound Designer

Benjamin Astrug, Bohumír Brunclík (zvukové efekty)

Music

Music Composed by

Ferdinand Havlík

Production info

Original Title

Telefon

Czech Title

Telefon

English Title

The Phone

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

slapstick

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1964

Production Year

1964

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Technical info

Duration typology

short film

Duration in minutes

6 min

Original length in metres

164 meters

Distribution carrier

35mm

Aspect ratio

1:1,37

Colour

black & white

Sound

sound

Sound system/format

mono

Versions

Czech

Dialogue languages

without dialogue

Subtitles languages

Czech

Intertitles languages

Czech

Opening/End credits languages

without subtitles