Pub at Santa Claus

étude

Typology

feature

Czech title

Hospoda U Ježíška

Runtime

0 min

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1973

Production year

1973

Language version

Czech

Director

Vladimír Merta

Synopsis

A fed up young waiter is sweeping the floor in a cheap pub after the closing time. The voice from the radio reminds him it is the Christmas Eve and the young man puts on the legs of the turned-up chairs lit candles. Somebody is knocking on the door. Kateřina, evidently a fast woman crushes into the pub. She is sad and lonely. They chat over a beer and soon an old florist joins them. She got from somebody a helping of fried fish. As there are still boiled potatoes in the kitchen, all three have quite a good dinner. The florist shows off in the end an ornamental ball for a Christmas tree which her son sent to her from America. When you pull the string, a hidden mechanism plays the Christmas song Silent Night.

Cast

Ivan Pokorný

číšník

Anna Schicková

květinářka

Crew and creators

Screenstory

Vladimír Merta

Screenplay

Vladimír Merta

Pedagogical management

Antonín Kachlík (režie), Václav Hanuš (kamera), Jan Chaloupek (střihová skladba)

Music

Songs

Tichá noc /Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht/

Songwriter

Franz Xaver Gruber (Tichá noc /Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht/)

Writer of Lyrics

Franz Joseph Mohr (Tichá noc /Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht/)

Production info

Original Title

Hospoda U Ježíška

English Title

Pub at Santa Claus

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

étude

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1973

Production Year

1973

Production

Studio FAMU

Technical info

Versions

Czech