The Egg

narrative

Typology

feature

Lenght

short

Czech title

Vajíčko

Runtime

26 min

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1964

Production year

1964

Language version

Czech

Director

Zdeněk Kopáč

Synopsis

A certain Prague student finds it gorgeously amusing to make phone calls to various unknown people. He also calls Mr Cock [Kohoutek], asking him whether he has his little hen at home. Mr Cock, however, proves to be an exception among the called ones -being far from getting angry with the jester or using any invectives. The absurd discussion between the two men begins to repeat every week. It is the year 1938 - the time of mobilisation in Czechoslovakia, and the war expected break out soon. On 17 November 1939, the student and his colleagues are arrested at their colleges and transported to concentration camps. Various people pass through the young man's favourite telephone booth, with their phone calls illustrating the course of the war. Lists of the executed are posted on the billing wall. Six years later, there is peace again and a lorry drops the emaciated student off nearby the phone booth. The student again rings Mr Cock. The man is genuinely happy to hear the yobbo had survived, and invites him over for scrambled eggs...

Cast

Aleš Košnar

student

Rudolf Kalina

František

Dagmar Pokorná

Františkova manželka

Josef Steigl

hostinský

Dubbing

Stanislav Fišer

hlas studenta

Martin Růžek

hlas Jaroslava Kohoutka

Jindřich Narenta

hlas gestapáka a z rozhlasu

Jaroslav Moučka

hlas muže v budce

Jana Drbohlavová

hlas Sylvy Iltisové

Crew and creators

Based on

Ludvík Aškenazy (Vajíčko – povídka)

Screenplay

Zdeněk Kopáč

Production Designer

Luděk Škuta

Set Designer

Josef Pavlík

Film Editor

Dana Lukešová

Sound Designer

Jan Kindermann

Production Manager

Josef Tejchman

Music

Music Composed by

Aleš Jermář

Songs

Zelení hájové

Production info

Original Title

Vajíčko

English Title

The Egg

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

narrative

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1964

Production Year

1964

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Technical info

Lenght

short

Runtime

26 min

Versions

Czech