The Destruction of Jerusalem

comedy

Typology

feature

Lenght

medium

Czech title

Zkáza Jeruzaléma

Runtime

33 min

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1964

Production year

1964

Language version

Czech

Director

Karel Steklý

Synopsis

In the cutting room of the Barrandov film studios in Prague, an actor tells a story which indeed occurred in the mid-1920s. The owner of a Prague film distributor and astute swindler named Buday duped the village parish priest Žehour, manager of the local cinema, selling him a reportedly remarkable movie under the title The Destruction of Jerusalem, which in fact was a hodgepodge patched out of various old films. He managed to wheedle advance money from him, drinking it up with colleagues of his lot in the local pub. The next morning, he confessed his sin to the parish priest and comforted the enraged priest, telling him this victory was granted to him by Providence.

Cast

Miloš Kopecký

majitel filmové půjčovny Buday

Jaroslav Marvan

farář Žehour

Svatopluk Beneš

zástupce společnosti Paramount Jelínek

Bohumil Bezouška

zástupce společnosti Ufa Tuháček

Antonín Soukup

kostelník Kaštánek

Lubomír Kostelka

hostinský

Josef Kazda

host v restauraci

Jan Kohout

střihač

Karel Steklý

režisér

Crew and creators

Screenstory

Karel Steklý

Based on

Karel Steklý (Prodavači stínů – povídka /vyšla v Plamenu č. 1/1965/)

Screenplay

Karel Steklý

Production Designer

Karel Černý

Art Director

Vladimír Mácha

Film Editor

Jan Kohout

Sound Designer

Bedřich Poledník

Production Manager

Ladislav Kalaš

Music

Music Composed by

Karel Krautgartner

Selected Music

Johann Strauss ml. (Cikánský baron – opereta)

Songs

Cikánský baron jsem já

Songwriter

Johann Strauss ml. (Cikánský baron jsem já)

Singer

Miloš Kopecký (Cikánský baron jsem já)

Production info

Original Title

Zkáza Jeruzaléma

English Title

The Destruction of Jerusalem

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

comedy

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1964

Production Year

1964

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Creative Group

Šebor – Bor, Vladimír Bor, Jiří Šebor

Technical info

Lenght

medium

Runtime

33 min

Versions

Czech