Apartment in Prague

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1976

Production year

1976

Runtime

36 min

Category

film

Genre

narrative

Typology

featurenon-theatrical distributionstudent filmmedium

Original title

Zn.: „3+1, Praha“

Czech title

Zn.: „3+1, Praha“

English title

Apartment in Prague

Synopsis

Radka, a fifteen years old girl, joins a long haired young man in a car on Wenceslas Square in Prague. They become good friends. Richard claims to be a student of medicine, but in reality he makes his idle living by secret sales of his father's precious books. Radka lives with her divorced father, who, after his wife left him, limited his life to working and watching TV over a glass of beer. Richard wants to get a new source of income, making Radka visit a lonely retired doctor Háša, a neighbour in her house. The old man tells Radka interesting stories; he used to meet her parents in their weekend house in Čimelice. He has an extensive library and lends Radka whatever book she likes. On Richard's demand, Radka makes a list of Háša's books. Most of them are very rare ones and the young man is very interested in them. Radka then secretly takes one of the books from Háša and Richards sells it for a very good price. Radka later participates in a boring snobbish party at Richard´s friends. Disgusted, she borrows the money gained from the sale of the book and buys it back from the antiquarian bookshop. On coming home to return the book to Háša, she hears unusual noise in the house. The shocked Radka learns of doctor Háša's sudden death - he probably died of his third heart attack.

Cast

Jiří Pick

Radčin otec

Lubor Tokoš

dr. Háša

Commentary

Crew and creators

Assistant Director

Jozefína Petrášová

Based on

Jana Knitlová (Kdo miluje dobrou knihu – rozhlasová hra)

Director of Photography

Robert Buchar

Second Unit Photography

Hana Hovorková

Production Designer

Aleš Voleman

Make-Up Artist

Marie Džbánková

Sound Designer

Josef Hubka

Production Manager

Jaroslav Machocký, Karel Fiala

Pedagogical management

Antonín Kachlík (režie), Jan Kališ (kamera), Karel Kohout (střih), Čestmír Církva (střih)

Cooperation

Gabriela Adamcová, Lenka Brychtová, Stanislav Bukovský, Miroslav Dolejší

Music

Music Composed by

archivní

Selected Music

Georges Bizet (Carmen /Toreadore smělý/)

Music Advisor

Ivo Bláha

Production info

Original Title

Zn.: „3+1, Praha“

Czech Title

Zn.: „3+1, Praha“

English Title

Apartment in Prague

Category

film

Typology

featurenon-theatrical distributionstudent film

Genre

narrative

Student film

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1976

Production Year

1976

Production

Studio FAMU

Technical info

Duration typology

medium length film

Duration in minutes

36 min

Original length in metres

1 009 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