Shoes Full of Water

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1976

Production year

1976

Premiere

17 December 1976

Runtime

102 min

Category

povídkový film

Genre

short-story

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

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

Costume Designer

Marta Kaplerová

Cooperation

Alena Červená (fotografka)

Production info

Original Title

Boty plné vody

Czech Title

Boty plné vody

English Title

Shoes Full of Water

Category

povídkový film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

short-story

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1976

Production Year

1976

Premiere

premiere 9 December 1976 /suitable for youths/ (kino Kyjev, Praha)
premiere 17 December 1976 /suitable for youths/ (celostátní)

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

102 min

Original length in metres

2 900 meters

Distribution carrier

16mm, 35mm

Aspect ratio

1:1,66

Colour

black & white

Sound

sound

Sound system/format

mono

Versions

Czech

Dialogue languages

Czech, German

Subtitles languages

without subtitles

Opening/End credits languages

Czech

Awards

Vítěz

Festival: 15. festival českých a slovenských filmů Bratislava

1977
Bratislava / Czechoslovakia
Jaroslav Soukup