Fabricius and Zuzana

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1968

Production year

1968

Runtime

28 min

Category

povídka

Genre

fantastic, short-story

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionshort

Original title

Fabricius a Zuzana

Czech title

Fabricius a Zuzana

English title

Fabricius and Zuzana

Working title

Robick a Zuzana

Synopsis

The film revolves around the story of Fabricius, a foreign businessman who wants to spend the night with a woman after a business meeting. In the middle of the night, at the Old Town Square, he meets the beautiful Zuzana, who is followed in the distance by her driver Václav driving a luxurious car. Fabricius is captivated by the young woman and carelessly confesses love to her. Their night walk through Prague takes them to the Jewish cemetery. Zuzana insists on telling Fabricius the story of the Golem. The couple goes to the man's hotel room to escape the intrusive Václav. Here, the man is forced to hear another story, this time about shoes made of bread that a coddled noblewoman ordered for herself at a time of famine. In the small hours of the next morning, Zuzana tells Fabricius her last story. Long ago, a beautiful woman innkeeper was cursed for poisoning and robbing her suitors. Every one hundred and ninety years, she must return and search for a man willing to kiss her out of pure love, thus freeing her and her servant. Fabricius fails to understand her warning. When he kisses Zuzana passionately but without love, he is compelled to take Václav's place.

Cast

Milena Dvorská

Zuzana, bývalá hospodská

Miloš Kopecký

cizinec Willy Fabricius

Jiří Hrzán

řidič Václav

Milena Zahrynowská

recepční Kovářová

Květa Fialová

dáma v saabu

Nataša Gollová

tlumočnice

Milan Neděla

vrátný v hotelu

Jindřich Heidelberg

pán

M. Kociánová

servírka

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Jan Mimra

Screenstory

Jiří Brdečka

Director of Photography

Rudolf Milič

Second Unit Photography

Rudolf Milič ml.

Production Designer

Karel Škvor

Costume Designer

Olga Dimitrovová

Film Editor

Antonín Zelenka

Sound Designer

Pavel Jelínek

Production Manager

Josef Ouzký

Unit Production Manager

Jiří Mařas, Růžena Hulínská

Music

Music Composed by

Zdeněk Liška

Music Performed by

FISYO (Music Conducted by František Belfín), Kühnův smíšený sbor

Production info

Original Title

Fabricius a Zuzana

Czech Title

Fabricius a Zuzana

English Title

Fabricius and Zuzana

Working Title

Robick a Zuzana

Category

povídka

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

fantastic, short-story

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1968

Production Year

1968

Technical info

Duration typology

short film

Duration in minutes

28 min

Original length in metres

781 meters

Distribution carrier

16mm, 35mm

Aspect ratio

1:1,37

Colour

colour, black & white

Sound

sound

Sound system/format

mono

Versions

Czech

Dialogue languages

Czech, English

Subtitles languages

without subtitles

Opening/End credits languages

Czech