Dog's Lot, Nasty Lot

étude

Typology

feature

Czech title

Psoty lopoty

Runtime

0 min

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1973

Production year

1973

Language version

Czech

Director

Karel Smyczek

Synopsis

A young man brings a drunken woman, dancing in a brook, to her flat. A brightly looking, perhaps ten-year-old boy does not wonder at all, there are often men coming with his mother this way. The young man puts up the woman with a scarred face to the night but he does not wish to lie with her as others. He is captivated by the boy sitting in a wooden case who entrusts to him that his legs are not able to walk from the very birth. The boy boasts of his collection of insects placed in various small boxes. Though he practically cannot leave the miserable basement flat he is very clever, with rich vocabulary and prudent diction. The young man promises him to come again the next day. He fulfils the promise and brings a new store of small boxes. Out of gratitude, mother of the boy, stigmatised for ever by knife of some lover, offers the young man her body. He tactfully refuses her. Then the boy tells him about his dream. After he has a vehicle, in which he can go out, he will beg enough money to buy for him and mother a big house in wide fields. Mother embraces her little son and sings him a song: There come dog's lot, nasty lot, further on a suffering, suffering and rowing, heart will be broken! Things are looking bad, things are looking bad, where to hide my head!

Cast

Radim Mahdal

chlapec

Jana Andresíková

chlapcova matka

Crew and creators

Based on

Maxim Gorkij (Psoty lopoty – povídka)

Screenplay

Karel Smyczek

Production Designer

Aleš Voleman

Production Manager

Karel Fiala, Daniela Smyczková

Pedagogical management

Antonín Kachlík (režie), Jan Kališ (kamera), Alois Fišárek (střih), Vladimír Volf (produkce)

Music

Music Composed by

archivní

Music Advisor

Josef Ceremuga

Production info

Original Title

Psoty lopoty

English Title

Dog's Lot, Nasty Lot

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

étude

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1973

Production Year

1973

Production

Studio FAMU

Technical info

Versions

Czech