Zest for Life

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1976

Production year

1976

Runtime

16 min

Category

film

Genre

étude

Typology

featurenon-theatrical distributionstudent filmshort

Original title

Chuť do života

Czech title

Chuť do života

English title

Zest for Life

Synopsis

A young man squeezes his way in taiga through a deep snow to the solitary house. The old Nikitič, the only inhabitant of the house is not surprised by the visitor. He thinks the young man is a geologist so he treats him. He just wonders that the guest set out to the taiga without any gun, the nearest village is more than 150 km far away. The young man admits he is an escaped prisoner, and he tries to get away at night with the old man's things - a gun and tobacco. The generous old man stops him thanks to a second gun, but he does not even turn him in to the militia commander, who drops by. The young man leaves the following day with the borrowed gun which he is supposed to leave for Nikitič in the village where the closest train station is. The young man wants to be sure. After the old man shows him out he shoots him by one shot to his back.

Cast

Karel Fiala

Dubbing Radovan Lukavský
náčelník milice

Crew and creators

Based on

Vasilij Šukšin (Chuť do života – povídka ze sbírky Červená kalina)

Director of Photography

Ivan Bartoš

Film Editor

Petr Sitár

Production Manager

Ivana Mrázová

Pedagogical management

Jaroslav Balík (režie), Vladimír Volf (produkce), Alois Fišárek (střih), Jan Kališ (kamera)

Music

Music Composed by

archivní

Music Advisor

Ivo Bláha

Production info

Original Title

Chuť do života

Czech Title

Chuť do života

English Title

Zest for Life

Category

film

Typology

featurenon-theatrical distributionstudent film

Genre

étude

Student film

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1976

Production Year

1976

Production

Studio FAMU

Technical info

Duration typology

short film

Duration in minutes

16 min

Original length in metres

458 meters

Distribution carrier

35mm

Aspect ratio

1:1,37

Colour

colour

Sound

sound

Sound system/format

mono

Versions

Czech

Dialogue languages

Czech

Subtitles languages

without subtitles

Opening/End credits languages

Czech