The Sunday Driver

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1969

Production year

1969

Runtime

13 min

Category

film

Genre

satire

Typology

featureshort

Original title

Sváteční jezdec

Czech title

Sváteční jezdec

English title

The Sunday Driver

Synopsis

The Sunday driver Mr N. piles his family - wife, three small children, grandad and grandma - into his new Škoda. They set off on and excursion but Mr N.'s style of driving - inexperience combined with aggression - creates dangerous situations. A wrong turning takes the car onto the wrong, opposite lane of the highway and menaces the other road users. Mr N. ignores a level crossing and the car only just gets off the rails before the train comes through. A picnic in the country ends in a downpour. Mr N. is now unable to get the car out of the soft ground into which his clumsy manoeuvres have jammed it. The family finally gets back home with no idea how many times they were in peril. We ought to be aware that there is sometimes a bit of Mr N. in all of us.

Cast

Commentary

Crew and creators

Screenstory

Jiří Papoušek

Sound Designer

Benjamin Astrug

Production Manager

Jiří Fabián

Production info

Original Title

Sváteční jezdec

English Title

The Sunday Driver

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

satire

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1969

Production Year

1969

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

BESIP /Bezpečnost silničního provozu/

Technical info

Lenght

short

Runtime

13 min

Versions

Czech