Guernica

narrative

Typology

feature

Czech title

Guernica

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1978

Production year

1978

Language version

Czech

Director

Emir Kusturica

Screenplay

Pavel Sýkora, Emir Kusturica

Screenstory

Antonije Isaković

Synopsis

Professor Erik visits an art gallery with his young son Roger. The boy is most fascinated with the painting of the Guernica, recently created by the painter Picasso as a reaction to the bombing of the Spanish town by German aeroplanes. It is early morning and Erik asks his wife to wake up their son. He then explains to Roger that now they will all have to wear an armlet signifying their Jewish origin. He tries to lighten the situation for the child by suggesting they are all now members of an exclusive club, where they have been accepted thanks to their large noses. Next there will be clubs for people with big ears, or with flat feet. The couple go to a compulsory medical examination, where the arrogant doctor treats them with disrespect. In the meantime, the Roger is cutting out noses from various reproductions of paintings and photographs, and juxtaposing them in different ways in collage style.

Cast

Bořík Procházka

profesor Erik, Rogerův otec

Jana Smrčková

Rogerova matka

Karel Augusta

lékař

Peter Kršák

hudebník Jean Baptist Kirschner

Crew and creators

Second Unit Photography

Martin Šec

Production Designer

Aleš Voleman

Make-Up Artist

Marie Džbánková

Sound Designer

Josef Hubka

Production Manager

Karel Fiala, Bohdan Kysil

Pedagogical management

Jaroslav Hužera, Bořivoj Zeman (režie), Bedřich Pilný, Jan Kališ (kamera), Vladimír Volf (produkce), Alois Fišárek (střih)

Music

Songs

Šáhla jsem mu na zoubek

Songwriter

Zdeněk Liška (Šáhla jsem mu na zoubek)

Writer of Lyrics

Vladimír Sís (Šáhla jsem mu na zoubek)

Singer

Věra Nerušilová (Šáhla jsem mu na zoubek)

Production info

Original Title

Guernica

English Title

Guernica

Copyright

1978

Production Year

1978

Production

Studio FAMU

Technical info

Versions

Czech