Man as "L(eper)"

narrative

Typology

feature

Czech title

Člověk jako „M“

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1974

Production year

1974

Language version

Czech

Director

Miroslav Dolejší

Screenplay

Miroslav Dolejší

Synopsis

A doctor is taking his leave of the merchant Kryštof. He promises to carry out a urine analysis for him in twenty-four hours. He comes back the next day together with a man wearing a hooded coat. The doctor informs the merchant that his urine showed no sign of sickness but he has nonetheless brought leeches and wants to let the patient's blood. The man in the hood is the mayor and welcomes the merchant to the town, but he soon starts rudely asking the guest if anyone helped him free his trapped horse-carriage on his last visit three months before. The merchant remembers that he asked a passing pauper for help. The mayor drops his hypocritical smile and coldly informs the man that he has been in contact with a leper. With a gun in his hand he forces the merchant to tie the bell they have brought onto his neck as a warning for everybody he meets. His goods will all be confiscated and burned. Finally they ruthlessly banish the man from the town.

Cast

Zdeněk Kryzánek

kupec Kryštof

Vladimír Stach

starosta města

Crew and creators

Assistant Director

Jozefína Petrášová, K. Čirič

Based on

Dino Buzzati (Tvor, který začíná na em – povídka)

Second Unit Photography

Hana Hovorková

Production Designer

Aleš Voleman

Costume Designer

Lída Novotná

Make-Up Artist

Marie Džbánková

Production Manager

Karel Fiala, Michal Izakovič

Pedagogical management

Jiří Sequens (režie), Jan Kališ (kamera), Vladimír Volf (produkce), Alois Fišárek (střih)

Production info

Original Title

Člověk jako „M“

English Title

Man as "L(eper)"

Copyright

1974

Production Year

1974

Production

Studio FAMU

Technical info

Versions

Czech