Good Advice Is Better Than Gold

satire

Typology

feature

Lenght

short

Czech title

Dobrá rada je nad zlato

Runtime

12 min

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1964

Production year

1964

Language version

Czech

Director

Milan Růžička

Synopsis

The story of new recruits joining a military garrison is accompanied by ironic commentary. Three fresh conscripts come across an experienced soldier - an old sweat, who obeys the orders of the commentary and duly enjoys his supposed superiority. He wakes the privates and forces them repeatedly to change into their clothes and put on gas masks. The experienced soldier forces the fat private to climb a rope, and orders the private-intellectual time and again to wash a floor that is already more than clean. Whenever he feels that the man is intellectually superior to him, he forces him to crawl across a deep puddle during the training. After time, the soldiers become more experienced. They are no longer ready to put up with everything and, finally, occasionally get their revenge. The sweat decides that the best plan is to invite them for a beer but he is the only one who finally gets blind drunk. A year passed by and the privates have become old sweats too.

Commentary

Crew and creators

Screenstory

Milan Růžička

Camera Operator

Vlastimil Malaska

Film Editor

Vlasta Plotěná

Sound Designer

Karel Cajthaml

Production Manager

Miloslav Jílovec

Music

Music Composed by

Jiří Šust

Selected Music

Georges Bizet (Carmen)

Production info

Original Title

Dobrá rada je nad zlato

English Title

Good Advice Is Better Than Gold

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

satire

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1964

Production Year

1964

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Technical info

Lenght

short

Runtime

12 min

Versions

Czech