Party Shoes Made of Bread

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1968

Production year

1968

Runtime

32 min

Director

Evald Schorm

Category

povídka

Genre

fantastic, historical, short-story

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionmedium

Original title

Chlebové střevíčky

Czech title

Chlebové střevíčky

English title

Party Shoes Made of Bread

Working title

O chlebových střevíčcích

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

Crew and creators

Director

Evald Schorm

Second Unit Director

Josef Krameš

Script Supervisor

Dagmar Švejdová

Screenstory

Jiří Brdečka

Shooting Script

Evald Schorm

Director of Photography

František Uldrich

Second Unit Photography

Jiří Macák

Production Designer

Karel Škvor

Assistent Production Designer

Jan Kňákal

Art Director

Zdeněk Seydl

Costume Designer

Zdeněk Seydl, Jana Ledecká

Assistant Film Editor

Milada Malínská

Sound Designer

František Fabián

Production Manager

Jaroslav Jílovec

Unit Production Manager

Jaromír Kallista, Jaroslav Koucký

Cooperation

Věra Houšková (klapka), Karel Ješátko (fotograf)

Music

Music Composed by

Jan Klusák

Music Performed by

FISYO

Choreographer

Růžena Mazalová

Production info

Original Title

Chlebové střevíčky

Czech Title

Chlebové střevíčky

English Title

Party Shoes Made of Bread

Working Title

O chlebových střevíčcích

Category

povídka

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

fantastic, historical, short-story

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1968

Production Year

1968

Technical info

Duration typology

medium length film

Duration in minutes

32 min

Original length in metres

869 meters

Distribution carrier

16mm, 35mm

Aspect ratio

1:1,37

Colour

colour

Sound

sound

Sound system/format

mono

Versions

Czech

Dialogue languages

Czech

Subtitles languages

without subtitles

Opening/End credits languages

Czech