Departure

étude

Typology

feature

Czech title

Odlet

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1979

Production year

1979

Language version

Czech

Director

Jaroslav Hanuš

Screenplay

Jaroslav Hanuš

Synopsis

A normal announcement by a pilot in a plane is interrupted by the voice of a man who orders the crew to change course and fly to Munich. - Two young men order a taxi one night in Prague. The next day, the injured driver is found by chance in the woods. Reports of the assaulted taxi driver's testimony appear in the papers. Inside an anchored houseboat, the older of the two passengers is furious with the younger. The quarrel makes it clear that the two are stepbrothers. The elder is aggressive and cruel. He wanted to kill the robbed taxi driver to get rid of a potential witness. The younger brother took part in the robbery, but he has prevented the murder and wants to give up being a criminal. As the quarrel grows more serious, the elder brother kills the younger in cold blood. At the airport, passengers are boarding a small plane. The thief, now also a murderer, grabs hold of his hand luggage and walks towards the steps leading to the plane.

Cast

Jan Hartl

Jiří

Jiří Lábus

starší bratr

Crew and creators

Screenplay

Jaroslav Hanuš

Film Editor

Pavol Martiška

Production Manager

Ilona Jirásková

Pedagogical management

Antonín Kachlík (režie), Bořivoj Zeman (režie), Jiří Macháně (kamera), Jaromír Kučera, Vladimír Volf (produkce)

Production info

Original Title

Odlet

English Title

Departure

Copyright

1979

Production Year

1979

Production

Studio FAMU

Technical info

Versions

Czech