Waiting for Godot

narrative

Typology

feature

Czech title

Čekají na Godota

Runtime

0 min

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1966

Production year

1966

Language version

Czech

Director

Juraj Jakubisko

Synopsis

The night before they leave for the army to begin their military service, a group of recruits organize a farewell party. Vojta's parents have left for the family cottage, and the boys thus have the apartment to themselves. They drink, talk, dance and wait for the last friend. There are also girls in their company. Among them is Helena, fancied by Petr. Petr would like to make love with her but the girl turns him down. One of the boys was supposed to bring wine but appears with two live carp. They may even relish the fish but nobody is able to kill them. Everybody tries to be jolly but the boys do not feel like going to the army. And so they play on fortune a bit - if the friend who they are waiting for comes by the morning, they are not going to leave. The night passes by, the morning comes and the boys have to join up.

Cast

M. Richtrová

Helena

M. Věšinová

Ladislav Obuch

P. Cvetkov

J. Dudešek

J. Grüner

Crew and creators

Screenstory

Jaroslav Učeň

Film Editor

Jan Chaloupek

Sound Designer

Oldřich Tichý

Pedagogical management

Miloš V. Kratochvíl (scénář), Václav Wasserman (režie), Jan Kališ (kamera), Bohumil Šmída (produkce)

Music

Songs

Okolo Hradce, Ktož jsú boží bojovníci

Songwriter

lidová píseň (Okolo Hradce)

Writer of Lyrics

lidová píseň (Okolo Hradce)

Singer

mužské hlasy (Okolo Hradce)

Production info

Original Title

Čekají na Godota

English Title

Waiting for Godot

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

narrative

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1966

Production Year

1966

Production

Studio FAMU

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Technical info

Versions

Czech

Awards

Vítěz

Festival: 17. mezinárodní filmový týden Mannheim

1968
Mannheim / Federal Republic of Germany

Vítěz

Exhibition: 14. západoněmecké dny krátkého filmu Oberhausen

1968
Oberhausen / Federal Republic of Germany

Vítěz

Exhibition: 14. západoněmecké dny krátkého filmu Oberhausen

1968
Oberhausen / Federal Republic of Germany