Bad Habit

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1978

Production year

1978

Runtime

16 min

Director

Petr Šícha

Category

film

Genre

narrative

Typology

featurenon-theatrical distributionstudent filmshort

Original title

Zvyk

Czech title

Zvyk

English title

Bad Habit

Synopsis

A young man does not like coming home from work. He lives with his wife and a young child in a small rented room. Their landlady is a grumpy and nosy old woman. She has a bad habit to enter, in absence of knock, the bathroom - an only room that the young couple can use in private. They solve family problems there, and the man is allowed to smoke there. The man is irritated by the curlers in his wife's head, it seems that their love is over. He is disappointed at work, too. After a long discussion, he admits to his wife and to himself that it was not her pregnancy that made him leave the university, the main reason was his incompetence to study. Eventually, kissing each other, they recall that they still love each other.

Crew and creators

Director

Petr Šícha

Screenstory

Petr Šícha

Screenplay

Petr Šícha

Director of Photography

Zuzana Bukovinská

Production Manager

J. Šindelář

Pedagogical management

Antonín Kachlík (režie), Bořivoj Zeman (režie), Alois Fišárek (střih), Viola Zelenková (produkce), Jan Kališ (kamera)

Music

Music Composed by

Ivan Kašlík

Selected Music

Gaetano Donizetti (Nápoj lásky /árie Una furtiva lagrima/) (L'elisir d'amore), Johann Strauss ml. (Na krásném modrém Dunaji)

Production info

Original Title

Zvyk

Czech Title

Zvyk

English Title

Bad Habit

Category

film

Typology

featurenon-theatrical distributionstudent film

Genre

narrative

Student film

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1978

Production Year

1978

Production

Studio FAMU

Technical info

Duration typology

short film

Duration in minutes

16 min

Original length in metres

450 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