I Got the Idea of Making a Cat

narrative

Typology

feature

Lenght

short

Czech title

Dostal jsem nápad udělat kočku

Runtime

24 min

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1967

Production year

1967

Language version

Czech

Director

Angelika Hanauerová

Synopsis

It is an ordinary day in a small town. Milan, a student, prepares for his exams while his friend Slávek aimlessly wanders the streets. Slávek meets Helena, an old friend from school and once both his and Milan's platonic love. But the young woman is married now and pushes a pram with her baby in it. Helena invites Slávek to stop by in the afternoon for homemade cake. Slávek has a beer in the restaurant and shows off to the young waitress with a plaster cat that he has made. The young woman likes it and is keen on buying it for a hundred crowns. Slávek refuses and, later on, makes plans with Milan about large-scale production of plaster cats, which would get him the money he is always short of. They decide to throw a party but do not manage to get any girls to come. They stop by at Helena's home and invite her to come in the evening. Her husband has a night shift so the young woman agrees. The two men have obviously expected more from the party than what finally happens. They recall the school years, and their plans to go to Canada together. Helena receives a gift from Slávek - a plaster cat - and goes home.

Cast

John Eisler

Slávek

Martin Matějů

Milan

Jana Weberová

Helena

Angelika Hanauerová

dívka na nádraží

Dubbing

Jiří Ornest

hlas Slávka

Ladislav Potměšil

hlas Milana

Crew and creators

Screenstory

Miroslav Dohnal

Production Designer

Aleš Voleman

Sound Designer

Oldřich Tichý

Production Manager

Karel Fiala

Music

Music Composed by

Josef Ceremuga

Music Performed by

FISYO

Production info

Original Title

Dostal jsem nápad udělat kočku

English Title

I Got the Idea of Making a Cat

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

narrative

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1967

Production Year

1967

Production

Studio FAMU

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Technical info

Lenght

short

Runtime

24 min

Versions

Czech