Fabricius and Zuzana (Robick and Zuzana)

short-story

Typology

feature

Czech title

Fabricius a Zuzana (Robick a Zuzana)

Runtime

0 min

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1968

Production year

1968

Language version

Czech

Director

Miloš Makovec

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

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

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

Cooperation

Jolana Bajtková, Eliška Švarcová, Jan Kňákal

Music

Music Composed by

Zdeněk Liška

Music Performed by

FISYO

Music Conducted by

František Belfín (FISYO)

Production info

Original Title

Fabricius a Zuzana (Robick a Zuzana)

English Title

Fabricius and Zuzana (Robick and Zuzana)

Category

povídka

Typology

feature

Genre

short-story

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1968

Production Year

1968

Technical info

Versions

Czech