The Double

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1973

Production year

1973

Runtime

11 min

Category

film

Genre

sci-fi

Typology

featurenon-theatrical distributionstudent filmshort

Original title

Dvojník

Czech title

Dvojník

English title

The Double

Synopsis

Braling comes back home late at night. His wife is already asleep. Another person enters the room. It is a robot, indistinguishable from the man. It becomes clear from the conversation between the two that the man, frustrated by his wife's passionate but stifling love, has bought the robot to double for him in various situations. He is determined to fulfil his life-long dream and spend a month's holiday on Tahiti all by himself. The robot has been furnished with ordinary human desires and emotions. It has fallen in love with Braling's wife and does not want to return to its box when the month is over. The wife wakes up, and believes that her husband was on the phone with someone. He denies everything and returns from the bedroom to the living room. The robot informs him that it intends to go to Tahiti and take the beloved woman with it. Then it attacks and strangles Braling. Back in the bedroom, it lovingly caresses the sleeping woman.

Cast

Vladimír Brabec

Braling/robot

Alena Vránová

Bralingova manželka

Crew and creators

Based on

Ray Bradbury (Dvojník – povídka)

Director of Photography

Miloš Stránský

Production Designer

Oldřich Okáč

Film Editor

Eva Vávrová

Sound Designer

Josef Hubka, Ivo Špalj (zvukové efekty)

Production Manager

Karel Fiala, Helena Daňhelová

Pedagogical management

Jiří Sequens (režie), Jan Kališ (kamera), Jan Kučera (střihová skladba)

Music

Music Composed by

archivní

Music Advisor

Ivan Kašlík

Production info

Original Title

Dvojník

Czech Title

Dvojník

English Title

The Double

Category

film

Typology

featurenon-theatrical distributionstudent film

Genre

sci-fi

Student film

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1973

Production Year

1973

Production

Studio FAMU

Technical info

Duration typology

short film

Duration in minutes

11 min

Original length in metres

315 meters

Distribution carrier

35mm

Aspect ratio

1:1,37

Colour

black & white

Sound

sound

Sound system/format

mono

Versions

Czech

Dialogue languages

Czech

Subtitles languages

without subtitles

Opening/End credits languages

Czech