How to Become a Gentleman

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1971

Production year

1971

Runtime

16 min

Category

film

Genre

slapstick

Typology

featureshort

Original title

Jak se státi gentlemanem

Czech title

Jak se státi gentlemanem

English title

How to Become a Gentleman

Synopsis

Cars control life of a modern man. Even Mr Andělín decides to get a driver license. His manners of a gentleman in his normal life he takes over also behind the steering wheel. He gives priority to each pedestrian, he passes by each puddle from a distance and he is an exemplar for everybody. He receives the desired license and he buys a new Skoda car. In this moment he stops to be an angel, as the instructor considered him to be in the beginning. Mr Andělín drives in the streets carelessly, he drives in every puddle and he likes it when pedestrians are bedabbled. The driving school instructor shoots himself out of fear. The pedestrians wait for Andělín and together with a points man they are after him across Kampa. In the end they catch the trespasser and the points man tears his driver license to pieces and he hands out the pieces to the aggrieved persons.

Note

This was an order for BESIP (Organization for Safety in the Road Traffic).

Cast

Svatopluk Beneš

řidič Andělín

Stanislav Fišer

učitel v autoškole

Václav Štekl

řidič Roburu

Lubomír Bryg

cyklista

Helena Růžičková

rozhněvaná žena

Jan Libíček

dopravní strážník

Vladimír Hrubeš

muž s novinami

Otakar Hertl

brýlatý muž

Crew and creators

Screenstory

Bohumil Sobotka

Screenplay

Bohumil Sobotka

Sound Designer

Benjamin Astrug

Production Manager

Zdeněk Novák

Consultant

Helga Šrůtková

Music

Music Composed by

Štěpán Koníček

Production info

Original Title

Jak se státi gentlemanem

English Title

How to Become a Gentleman

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

slapstick

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1971

Production Year

1971

Production

KF Praha

Technical info

Lenght

short

Runtime

16 min

Versions

Czech