A Hare in the Way

narrative

Typology

feature

Czech title

Zajíc přes cestu

Runtime

0 min

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1972

Production year

1972

Language version

Czech

Director

Abdelhafidh Bouassida

Synopsis

A Russian textile trader Ogudalov gets stuck in a roadside inn because of a blizzard. The next day he will be tried for bigamy in the district city. The inn-keeper puts him up in a room shared by a married couple. When the lamp is put out, bed-bugs start to bother the people and nobody can sleep. Persian powder offered by Ogudalov does not help, so they get up and decide to play cards. Ogudalov introduced himself as a doctor, and the young couple Fedja and Zinotshka makes him to examine the good looking wife. Ogudalov likes flirting with Zinotshka, especially when her husband leaves to order some tea. Ogudalov recommends Zina to go to a spa and her husband pays for the specialist advice by a deliberate losing to him in the card game. In the end of a nicely spent night, Fedja introduces himself as a prosecutor who is expected to have two court proceedings in the district court - one of them is a trial with a silly bigamist. Shocked Ogudalov goes off in a faint.

Cast

Josef Vinklář

obchodník Petr Kuzmič Ogudalov

Josef Chvalina

prokurátor Feďa

Slávka Budínová

Zinočka, Feďova žena

Vladimír Krška

hostinský

Dubbing

Radovan Lukavský

hlas soudce ve snu

Crew and creators

Based on

Anton Pavlovič Čechov (Noc před soudem – povídka)

Production Designer

Aleš Voleman

Costume Designer

Lída Novotná

Film Editor

J. Boháčová

Pedagogical management

Jiří Sequens (režie), Jan Kališ (kamera), Alois Fišárek (střih), Vladimír Volf (produkce)

Music

Music Composed by

archivní

Music Advisor

Ivo Bláha

Production info

Original Title

Zajíc přes cestu

English Title

A Hare in the Way

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

narrative

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1972

Production Year

1972

Production

Studio FAMU

Technical info

Versions

Czech