Rationality

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1979

Production year

1979

Director

Petr Koliha

Category

film

Genre

étude

Typology

featurestudent

Original title

Rozumnost

Czech title

Rozumnost

English title

Rationality

Synopsis

A boss of an office invites to the lain table his wife, his daughters and some of the employees. One of the subordinates takes also his son along for whom he would like to get a position as a junior secretary. He incessantly reminds to the fifteen years old boy to laugh at the bosses' jokes and to look at the boss with respect. The boss bullies the old man who used to be his superior before. Now the old man fears he might loose his job and therefore he follows gladly an order to play a tragedy and he recites pathetically Shakespeare's Othello. The party's participants laugh at him slavishly but in a while they follow another order and they begin running around the table and crowing as cocks.

Cast

Vladimír Huber

starý zaměstnanec

Miloslav Štibich

podřízený

Petr Lébl

syn podřízeného

Eva Léblová

šéfova žena

Eva Salzmannová

šéfova dcera

Eva Reiterová

šéfova dcera

Zdeněk Bouše

host u stolu

Crew and creators

Director

Petr Koliha

Based on

Anton Pavlovič Čechov (Triumf – povídka)

Screenplay

Petr Koliha

Film Editor

Věra Kopková

Production Manager

Luboš Vála

Pedagogical management

Václav Vorlíček (režie), Bořivoj Zeman (režie), Jiří Macháně (kamera), Alois Fišárek (střih), Vladimír Volf (produkce)

Production info

Original Title

Rozumnost

English Title

Rationality

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

étude

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1979

Production Year

1979

Production

Studio FAMU

Technical info

Versions

Czech