I Can Foresee a Big City...

satire

Typology

feature

Lenght

short

Czech title

Vidím město veliké...

Runtime

14 min

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1964

Production year

1964

Language version

Czech

Director

Petr Schulhoff

Synopsis

Film shots featuring the beauties of Prague are underscored by passages of songs celebrating the city. A man with a camera is disturbed by an unknown man who makes him set off with him onto the streets of Prague. Numerous places which are not open to tourists bear notices warning pedestrians of falling plaster and dug-up pavements. The ash cans overflow with trash and yet more rubbish is thrown directly on the pavements by the disorderly pedestrians. On many Prague streets, wrecks of immobile cars are abandoned. The quality of life in the city does not benefit either from noise and air pollution from car exhausts and chimneys. Many neon signs shine only in part. The camera man and the unknown man stumble across the city and the lyrics of songs about Prague sharply contrast with the view of its dark side. The two men arrive at the airport and the unknown man puts on the armband of a tour guide. He picks up guests from abroad to show them the beauties of Prague...

Cast

Miloš Nesvadba

průvodce

Vladimír Zátka

kluk s křídou

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Marta Klikarová

Screenstory

Vilém Hejl

Screenplay

Petr Schulhoff

Film Editor

Josef Pejsar

Sound Designer

Miroslav Letenský

Production Manager

Stanislav Koláček

Production info

Original Title

Vidím město veliké...

English Title

I Can Foresee a Big City...

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

satire

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1964

Production Year

1964

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Technical info

Lenght

short

Runtime

14 min

Versions

Czech