Hands

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1973

Production year

1973

Runtime

18 min

Category

film

Genre

narrative

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionstudent filmshort

Original title

Ruce

Czech title

Ruce

English title

Hands

Synopsis

Sixteen years old Al finished his school attendance. His ever fighting parents force him to find a job. Al admires his father. Although his father is often unemployed but he takes part in trade unions actions actively. He tells Al about things which he learnt from books and newspapers. He tells him about the Russian revolution that everybody was dragged to the wall and who had white collar hands was taken up or shot in these times. Al finds an apprentice job in a workshop where Bernard works too as an apprentice. Bernard is promoted and works at the machines and Al sweeps the floor mainly. Bernard is not especially clever, but Al considers him to be his friend. They both have a dream - Al would like to have a moped and Bernard would like to have a gramophone. One day Bernard offers to Al that he can buy his moped which he never mentioned before. Al bargains for a while about the price but in the end he accepts the conditions and then he sets out gladly for his first ride. But he loses his moped immediately. The real owner of the moped recognizes it on the street. Moreover, he beats him up. Al reveals to his father that he did not give Bernard in, and he better said he had borrowed the abandoned moped for a ride. But Al does not get his money back from the thief as Bernard was taken in for another crime.

Cast

Jan Kraus

učedník Al

Jan Hodek

učeň Bernard

Vladimír Merta

majitel mopedu

Crew and creators

Based on

Alan Sillitoe (Ruce – povídka)

Screenplay

Vladimír Merta

Director of Photography

Dano Zachar

Film Editor

Věra Smetanová

Production Manager

Helena Daňhelová, Karel Fiala

Pedagogical management

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

Cooperation

Niksa Blajić, Josip Klarica, Jaroslav Machocký, Jozefína Petrášová

Music

Music Composed by

archivní

Music Advisor

Josef Ceremuga

Songs

Corina Corina

Songwriter skupina Brooks & Dunn
Writer of Lyrics skupina Brooks & Dunn
Singer skupina Brooks & Dunn

Production info

Original Title

Ruce

Czech Title

Ruce

English Title

Hands

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionstudent film

Genre

narrative

Student film

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1973

Production Year

1973

Production

Studio FAMU

Technical info

Duration typology

short film

Duration in minutes

18 min

Original length in metres

498 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