The Destruction of Jerusalem

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1964

Production year

1964

Premiere

2 July 1965

Runtime

33 min

Category

film

Genre

comedy

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionmedium

Original title

Zkáza Jeruzaléma

Czech title

Zkáza Jeruzaléma

English title

The Destruction of Jerusalem

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

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

Director of Photography

Julius Vegricht

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.
Singer Miloš Kopecký

Production info

Original Title

Zkáza Jeruzaléma

Czech Title

Zkáza Jeruzaléma

English Title

The Destruction of Jerusalem

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

comedy

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1964

Production Year

1964

Production specifications

literary Screenplay approved 20 July 1964
technical Screenplay approved 26 August 1964
start of filming 7 October 1964
end of filming 14 November 1964
projection approval 17 December 1964

Premiere

premiere 2 July 1965

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Studio

Barrandov

Creative Group

Tvůrčí skupina Šebor – Bor, Vladimír Bor (vedoucí dramaturg tvůrčí skupiny), Jiří Šebor (vedoucí výroby tvůrčí skupiny)

Technical info

Duration typology

medium length film

Duration in minutes

33 min

Original length in metres

930 meters

Distribution carrier

35mm

Aspect ratio

1:1,37

Colour

colour, black & white

Sound

sound

Sound system/format

mono

Versions

Czech

Dialogue languages

Czech

Subtitles languages

without subtitles

Opening/End credits languages

Czech