The Bottles

narrative

Typology

feature

Czech title

Láhve

Runtime

19

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1964

Production year

1964

Language version

Czech

Director

Bohumil Svoboda

Screenplay

Bohumil Svoboda

Screenstory

Josef Prošek

Synopsis

It is a hot summer holidays day. Three boys, a little girl and their dog Voříšek all hang about waiting for the shift to end on a housing estate building site so that the workers will leave. Then they sneak through a hole in the fence and search the entire place for beer bottles, so that they can claim the bottle deposit money and buy lemonade. Then they find out that the old watchman is angry with the builders for not returning the bottles. He earns some money on the side by providing drinks for the builders and will lose his deposit for all the bottles that are missing. Voříšek runs around and the watchman catches him. The children decide to go and get their dog and offer to help the old man find the bottles. The watchman is pleased, especially when the boys take his heavy crates all the way to the shop in a handcart. In the evening, the children all go home and their joint forays seem to have lost their meaning.

Cast

L. H. Struna

hlídač

Ladislav Jurečka

hostinský

Ludmila Knapková

dívka

Jiří Kuděla

kluk

Crew and creators

Assistant Director

Marta Novotná

Screenstory

Josef Prošek

Screenplay

Bohumil Svoboda

Script Editor

Jiří Blažek

Camera Operator

Rudolf Červenka

Production Designer

Jiří Hlupý

Set Designer

František Santarius

Costume Designer

K. Rusková

Sound Designer

František Strangmüller, Bohumír Brunclík (zvukové efekty)

Production Manager

Zdeněk Stibor

Unit Production Manager

Vojtěch Kunčík

Cooperation

Marie Vrlová

Music

Music Composed by

Emil Ludvík

Music Performed by

FISYO

Songs

Sluníčko

Songwriter

Jiří Šlitr (Sluníčko)

Writer of Lyrics

Jiří Suchý (Sluníčko)

Singer

Jiří Tabak (Sluníčko)

Production info

Original Title

Láhve

English Title

The Bottles

Copyright

1964

Production Year

1964

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Technical info

Versions

Czech