Shoes Full of Water

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1976

Production year

1976

Premiere

17 December 1976

Category

povídkový film

Genre

short-story

Typology

feature

Original title

Boty plné vody

Czech title

Boty plné vody

English title

Shoes Full of Water

Summary

This episodic film was, among other things, a good opportunity for many artists to stage their directorial debuts. This peculiar take on a well-tested genre fills the frames of Boty plné vody (Shoes Full of Water, 1976), in which veteran director Ivo Toman features alongside two filmmakers just starting out – Karel Kovář and Jaroslav Soukup. Serving as inspiration for the directors’ respective works are three stories by the writer Rudolf Kalčík, all about National Security Corps (SNB) members patrolling the borders of Šumava during the postwar years. Toman was in charge of the film’s overall artistic vision and directed the segment Zelenáči 1945 (The Greenhorns 1945) while Kovář directed Silvestr 1948 (New Year’s Eve 1948) and Soukup the drama Zimní vítr 1951 (Winter Wind 1951), which František Vláčil (when still a novice director) soon adapted for his film Vstup zakázán (No Entrance, 1959).

Synopsis

Three short stories.

Note

The short story Pursuit by Rudolf Kalčík dramatized already the director František Vláčil for the film No Entry in 1959.

Crew and creators

Production info

Original Title

Boty plné vody

English Title

Shoes Full of Water

Category

povídkový film

Typology

feature

Genre

short-story

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1976

Production Year

1976

Premiere

17 December 1976

Technical info

Versions

Czech

Awards

Vítěz

Festival: 15. festival českých a slovenských filmů Bratislava

1977
Bratislava / Czechoslovakia
Jaroslav Soukup