That Time

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1966

Production year

1966

Runtime

14 min

Category

film

Genre

slapstick

Typology

featureshort

Original title

Ten čas

Czech title

Ten čas

English title

That Time

Synopsis

A man wakes up in the morning, negligently performs some exercises and runs for work. Pursued by the constant ringing of an alarm clock, he whizzes through the day: dictating, making phone calls, rubber-stamping... The plate of spaghetti he got out of the vending machine he finally puts in the bag for lack of time. The man has no time for his beloved girl, and so cuts his date short and runs to give a lecture to people already waiting in an auditorium. They, however, do not pay much attention to him, playing cards, reading or knitting sweaters instead. The next lecture is intended for rabbit-breeders. Then the man conducts a women's choir and, immediately afterwards, coaches children's exercises in a gymnasium. The dials of clocks and alarm clocks circle around him. The pendulum then inexorably measures his future. With each swing of the pendulum, the Man's portrait grows older and his hollow scull appears as the last image.

Cast

Radim Cvrček

spěchající pán

Miroslav Moravec

mladík s dlouhými vlasy

Crew and creators

Screenstory

Zdeněk Rozkopal

Script Editor

Jiří Blažek

Production Designer

Josef Ruzselák

Sound Designer

Radomír Koutek

Production Manager

Dušan Schaffer

Music

Music Composed by

Zdeněk Liška

Production info

Original Title

Ten čas

English Title

That Time

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

slapstick

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1966

Production Year

1966

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Technical info

Lenght

short

Runtime

14 min

Versions

Czech