The Case

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1973

Production year

1971—1973

Runtime

22 min

Category

film

Genre

étude

Typology

featurenon-theatrical distributionstudent filmshort

Original title

Případ

Czech title

Případ

English title

The Case

Synopsis

A man is driving a car on a narrow road. The woman at the seat of the co-driver is upset and reproaches the man for a slow ride. Apparently she wants to have a quarrel, but the man is silent and at the end he stops the car and gets out. The woman swiftly sits to the driving wheel and the man returns with resignation to the car. The speed is now much higher but very risky, as well, and what is more, the woman is eating cherries and is driving with one hand only. Thus she happens to knock down a pedestrian who is going against them at the side of the roadway. The road is leading through the woods and the accident has no witness. The man is going back and finds out that the victim is dead. He draws the body under the trees. He sits to the driving wheel and continues driving, being obviously very shocked. The woman keeps hurling reproaches at him. He was not to let her drive knowing that she was not a good driver especially when being upset. He was not to buy the car at all, he was not, he was not... At the end the woman decides that at the police it will be the man that will plead guilty. He undoubtedly receives moderate punishment and she will devotedly visit him in prison.

Note

In the titles, there is given 1971/73 as the year of production.

Crew and creators

Director of Photography

Ján Ďuriš

Production Manager

Karel Fiala, Karel Šášinka

Pedagogical management

Václav Vorlíček (režie), Jan Kališ (kamera), Jan Kučera (střihová skladba), Vladimír Volf (produkce)

Production info

Original Title

Případ

Czech Title

Případ

English Title

The Case

Category

film

Typology

featurenon-theatrical distributionstudent film

Genre

étude

Student film

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1973

Production Year

1971—1973

Production

Studio FAMU

Technical info

Duration typology

short film

Duration in minutes

22 min

Original length in metres

622 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