The Room in the Basement

narrative

Typology

feature

Czech title

Pokoj v suterénu

Runtime

0 min

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1974

Production year

1974

Language version

Czech

Director

Miloš Bobek

Synopsis

Thin student Stěpan Koločkov is studying anatomy in his modest room, but he is finding it hard. Drunken whooping is coming from the neighbour next door. The girl Aňuta is quietly embroidering, but at Stěpan's command she readily strips off her top so that he can check on the disposition of the ribs. The timid girl is clearly his housekeeper as well as lover, and probably even supports him, but the young man is indifferent to her charms. When the painter Fetisov turns up, he agrees to the suggestion that Aňuta should go and pose nude for him. But the girl refuses and angrily leaves the flat. When she gets back Koločkov tells her that he wants her to move out. She is pretty, nice, and she isn't stupid, she will certainly find herself something somewhere. Aňuta does her packing, her face shows dumb reproach and after a moment she bursts out crying. Rather unenthusiastically Stěpan asks her to stay...

Cast

Rostislav Kuba

medik Stěpan Petrovič Koločkov

Oldřich Vlach

malíř Fetisov

Dubbing

Klára Jerneková

hlas Aňuty

Eduard Cupák

hlas Stěpana Petroviče Koločkova

Josef Vinklář

hlas malíře Fetisova

Josef Somr

hlas souseda za zdí

Crew and creators

Director

Miloš Bobek

Based on

Anton Pavlovič Čechov (Aňuta – povídka)

Screenplay

Miloš Bobek

Production Designer

Aleš Voleman

Costume Designer

Lída Novotná

Make-Up Artist

Marie Džbánková

Production Manager

Karel Fiala, Jarmila Cáhelová

Pedagogical management

Jiří Sequens (režie), Jan Kališ (kamera), Alois Fišárek (střih), Bohumil Šmída (produkce)

Cooperation

Karel Čihák, Jitka Němcová, Petr Prejda, Jan Prokopec, Michal Vostřez, O. Mikulcová

Production info

Original Title

Pokoj v suterénu

English Title

The Room in the Basement

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

narrative

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1974

Production Year

1974

Production

Studio FAMU

Technical info

Versions

Czech