The Key under the Door-Mat

agitprop

Typology

feature

Czech title

Klíč pod rohožkou

Runtime

0 min

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1972

Production year

1972

Language version

Czech

Director

Karel Forst

Synopsis

František Schade from West Germany, now called Franz, pays a visit to his former schoolmate Pepíček Hlásek. Pepíček is fond of the bottle, and shortly after his friend's arrival, he organizes a spree, inviting girls. Pepíček is an easily gullible person, having no idea about Franz being a spy who wants to steal the documentation about a new invention of the chemist Vávra. His only reason to see Pepíček is the fact, that he is Vávra's neighbour. Vávra's family often go to their weekend house, leaving the home keys with Pepíček. After a cheerful party Pepíček immediately falls asleep, and Franz has enough time to take the keys and make copies of the documents at Vávra's cabinet. On the next morning Franz finds out that Pepíček is taking the research results to Vávra. Pepíček invites him to come along. Vávra's house is very cozy, full of antiques. Franz particularly likes a porcelain statue of a dancer. At the pleasant evening session, everybody gets dizzy, except Franz. He waits until everybody is fast asleep, and takes his time to make copies of the remaining documents. On the next morning, when saying goodbye, Franz promises to arrange an invitation for Vávras' to West Germany. He does not know, that Vávra's wife put the wrapped porcelain statuette into his car. The figurine attracts the attention of Czechoslovak customs clearance at the border. While searching the car, the officers find a spy camera, and so his espionage is revealed. The careless researchers face an unpleasant investigation.

Cast

Ilja Prachař

dr. Franz Schade z Frankfurtu nad Mohanem

Zdeněk Kutil

Pepíček Hlásek

Miriam Hynková

sousedka Eva Vávrová

Otto Budín

dr. Vávra

Radmila Malá

sekretářka Věra Lipská

Adolf Filip

vyšetřovatel nadporučík Havel

Miloš Willig

inženýr

Jana Walterová

Anetta, Věřina kamarádka

Milan Charvát

celník

Jan Kuželka

pohraničník

Jindřich Narenta

šéf zahraniční špionážní centrály

Viktor Maurer

Bohoušek

Dubbing

Stanislava Bartošová

hlas Věry Lipské

Crew and creators

Director

Karel Forst

Assistant Director

M. Pospíšil, Alexandra Saveljevová

Screenstory

Josef Babovák

Screenplay

Karel Forst

Script Editor

Lenka Pospíšilová

Camera Operator

Vlastimil Malaska

Set Designer

Miloslav Dvořák, K. Pašek

Costumes

J. Janů

Film Editor

Alois Fišárek

Sound Designer

Karel Cajthaml, Jaroslav Hanykýř, Bohumír Brunclík (zvukové efekty)

Production Manager

Erik Hubáček

Unit Production Manager

J. Vaculík

Consultant

mjr. Gríša Uher

Cooperation

Z. Müllerová

Music

Music Composed by

Jiří Šust

Selected Music

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Malá noční hudba)

Songs

My jsme ti Pražáci

Songwriter

Karel Hašler (My jsme ti Pražáci)

Writer of Lyrics

Karel Hašler (My jsme ti Pražáci)

Singer

Zdeněk Kutil (My jsme ti Pražáci)

Production info

Original Title

Klíč pod rohožkou

English Title

The Key under the Door-Mat

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

agitprop

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1972

Production Year

1972

Technical info

Versions

Czech