Guide

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1968

Production year

1968

Runtime

26 min

Category

film

Genre

narrative

Typology

featurenon-theatrical distributionstudent filmshort

Original title

Guide

Czech title

Guide

English title

Guide

Synopsis

A severe looking young woman guide collects a Canadian tourist at a hotel in Prague. The young foreigner is hyperactive and doesn't keep his voice down inside the St Vitus' Cathedral. Graveyards and ancient monuments also fail to amuse him. The guide is unhappy about his manners. At the Loreta church, the Canadian ignores the no entry sign and climbs up the tower, where he improvises on the carillon keyboard. Afterwards, he becomes absorbed by another tourist attraction - a horse-driven carriage. The young woman finally encouradgeous herself to ask him a favour. They will go to the nursery together to pick up her little daughter. The little girl is delighted with the horse-ride and, besides, the foreigner has bought colourful balloons and they now release them together. They reach the hotel in high spirits, and the man pays the driver and says goodbye. The carriage takes the woman and her daughter home.

Cast

Josef Laufer

kanadský turista Dubois

Štěpánka Řeháková

cizinka v hotelu

Crew and creators

Director of Photography

Oldřich Kábrt

Sound Designer

Oldřich Tichý

Production Manager

Karel Fiala

Pedagogical management

Elmar Klos (režie), Jan Kališ (kamera), Jan Kučera (střihová skladba)

Music

Music Composed by

Josef Ceremuga

Songs

Frere Jacques

Song Composer lidová francouzská píseň

Production info

Original Title

Guide

Czech Title

Guide

English Title

Guide

Category

film

Typology

featurenon-theatrical distributionstudent film

Genre

narrative

Student film

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1968

Production Year

1968

Production

Studio FAMU

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Technical info

Duration typology

short film

Duration in minutes

26 min

Original length in metres

732 meters

Distribution carrier

35mm

Aspect ratio

1:2,35

Colour

colour

Sound

sound

Sound system/format

mono

Versions

Czech

Dialogue languages

Czech, English, French

Subtitles languages

without subtitles

Opening/End credits languages

Czech