Not a Word

educational

Typology

feature

Czech title

Prostě ani muk

Runtime

0 min

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1966

Production year

1966

Language version

Czech

Director

Miroslav Sobota

Synopsis

Mr Látal has just arrived in Prague after a trip to the West. His wife Helena waits for him at the station and together they drag his bulky luggage to a taxi. Látal asks the driver to take him to his office first. To his wife's great discontent, he can't keep his mouth shut and keeps bombarding the driver with information about his trip - names, contacts and facts about the top-secret production of transmitters in which he is involved as a salesman. Blind to the driver's disapproval, he talks about his colleagues, their jobs and the numbers of their departments. When the taxi finally reaches Látal's company, the driver refuses to wait for them and the couple has to take the luggage to the personnel office. The office clerk Hora is already used to employees lying to him about their meetings and contacts abroad, but the garrulous Látal gives it all away. He allowed his foreign partners to get him drunk and in a fit of boastfulness told them all he knew about his company's secret production programme. Hora is shocked to learn about Látal's shameless violation of professional and state secrets. When the couple leave, he has to get himself a drink.

Cast

Vladimír Menšík

nákupčí Jaroslav Látal z Duplexu

Stella Zázvorková

Helenka, Látalova žena

Rudolf Deyl ml.

Hora, kádrový referent Duplexu

Jana Drbohlavová

sekretářka Zdenička Jánská

Jan Libíček

taxikář Hora

Lubomír Kostelka

Pepa, Látalův kolega

Crew and creators

Screenstory

Zdeněk Dufek

Film Editor

Anna Bumbová

Production Manager

Zdeněk Polák

Music

Music Composed by

Svatopluk Havelka

Production info

Original Title

Prostě ani muk

English Title

Not a Word

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

educational

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1966

Production Year

1966

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Technical info

Versions

Czech