Party Shoes Made of Bread

short-story

Typology

feature

Czech title

Chlebové střevíčky

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1968

Production year

1968

Language version

Czech

Director

Evald Schorm

Synopsis

A beautiful and pampered countess is surprised to hear that the small scruffy boy caught in her home intended to steal bread. The woman does not know the value of food and profligately instructs her devoted suitor, Chevalier Saint de Clair, to have shoes made for her out of bread. She wants to wear them dancing at the masked ball to match her baker-woman costume. The chevalier is unable to fulfil her wish and, broken by his unrequited love, he shoots himself. A strange shoemaker with a devilish gleam in his eye offers his services to the countess. He makes the shoes for her and invites her to come with him in his carriage. They arrive at a palace filled with cobwebs and dust. When the dinner is over, he introduces her to some men. These are all the youths who have lost their lives because of their love for the beautiful and heartless countess. Her host orders her to dance with the dead men, and her little shoes force her to do so. She is already ready to drop with fatigue when Saint de Clair, her last victim, embraces her. A priest, looking very much like the shoemaker, gives the couple his blessing and they make their wedding procession into the burning fireplace. A pair of shoes lying on the floor has now changed into two loaves of bread.

Cast

Josef Abrhám

rytíř Saint de Clair

Josef Somr

švec/abbé/benátské domino

Jana Břežková

komorná Mici

Ján Goga

lokaj/laufer

Bohumil Klika

lokaj

Zbyněk Vaňous

tanečník

Bohumil Koška

hraběnčin lokaj

Vladimír Zátka

otrhánek

Dubbing

Alena Kreuzmannová

hlas hraběnky

Crew and creators

Director

Evald Schorm

Second Unit Director

Josef Krameš

Assistant Director

Dagmar Švejdová

Screenstory

Jiří Brdečka

Shooting Script

Evald Schorm

Second Unit Photography

Jiří Macák

Production Designer

Karel Škvor

Art Director

Zdeněk Seydl

Costume Designer

Zdeněk Seydl, Jana Ledecká

Sound Designer

František Fabián

Production Manager

Jaroslav Jílovec

Unit Production Manager

Jaromír Kallista, Jaroslav Koucký

Cooperation

Věra Houšková, Milada Malínská, Jan Kňákal

Music

Music Composed by

Jan Klusák

Music Performed by

FISYO

Choreographer

Růžena Mazalová

Production info

Original Title

Chlebové střevíčky

English Title

Party Shoes Made of Bread

Copyright

1968

Production Year

1968

Technical info

Versions

Czech