The Record

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1982

Production year

1982

Runtime

33 min

Category

povídka

Genre

short-story

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionmedium

Original title

Rekord

Czech title

Rekord

English title

The Record

Synopsis

The brickmaker Vašek Lysický models a sculpture of an angel, intended for a local publican's grave, after the boy Francek. He then commemorates the late man in a pub, playing the accordion. In the evening, on the way home, he spots the miller Pudil across the river, observing him furiously beating Francek who he caught in his garden. Vašek shouts at the outraged man, but Pudil ignores him. The young man thus throws a stone at him. The rather severely wounded Pudil reports his injury to the local police. However, he does not know who the real culprit was. Constable Hejda – a former sportsman – is mesmerized: the anonymous avenger would actually make a world record in athletics according to the weight and distance of the throw. Hejda organizes a competition, but no one succeeds in throwing across the river. Vašek eventually confesses. But he is unable to repeat the throw unless someone really pisses him off again. He has nevertheless confessed and thus soon ends up in prison. As soon as he is released, he goes to the river with no one around and, excellently, throws a heavy stone to the other bank.

Cast

Vladimír Kratina

cihlářský dělník Vašek Lysický

Bronislav Poloczek

strážmistr Hejda

Jan Přeučil

okresní soudce Tuček

Lukáš Hraběta

kluk Francek

Jaroslav Malík ml.

podomek Lojzek Jíra

Vladimír Ptáček

mlynář František Pudil

Crew and creators

Assistant Director

Jan Dolejš

Script Supervisor

Eliška Vojtová

Based on

Karel Čapek (Rekord – povídka ze sbírky Povídky z jedné kapsy)

Script Editor

Oldřich Železný

Director of Photography

Ivan Šlapeta

Second Unit Photography

Ladislav Chroust

Camera Operator

Jiří Maxa

Production Designer

Vladimír Labský

Assistent Production Designer

František Dvořák

Set Designer

Miloslav Dvořák, Jiří Forst, Karel Vaňásek, Lubomír Kafka

Costume Designer

Šárka Váchová

Film Editor

Jiří Brožek

Assistant Film Editor

Eva Horázná, Růžena Hejsková

Sound Designer

Jiří Kříž

Production Manager

Vladimír Vojta

Unit Production Manager

Ivo Pitrák, Hana Jarošová

Unit Production Manager

Ivo Musil

Consultant

Jaroslav Vítovec, Karel Cinke

Cooperation

Juraj Herz (režijní supervize), Ivana Vlčková (klapka), Karel Ješátko (fotograf), Zdeněk Vávra (fotograf)

Music

Music Composed by

Jan Klusák

Music Performed by

Čečil Josef, FISYO (Music Conducted by František Belfín)

Songs

Tichá putyka

Songwriter Jiří Eliáš
Writer of Lyrics T. R. Field
Singer Vladimír Kratina

Vltavo, Vltavo

Singer Vladimír Kratina

Ku Praze je cesta dlouhá

Production info

Original Title

Rekord

Czech Title

Rekord

English Title

The Record

Category

povídka

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

short-story

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1982

Production Year

1982

Creative Group

Dramaturgická skupina Vladimíra Kaliny, Vladimír Kalina (vedoucí dramaturgické skupiny)

Technical info

Duration typology

medium length film

Duration in minutes

33 min

Original length in metres

917 meters

Distribution carrier

16mm, 35mm

Aspect ratio

1:1,37

Colour

colour

Sound

sound

Sound system/format

mono

Versions

Czech

Dialogue languages

Czech

Subtitles languages

without subtitles

Opening/End credits languages

Czech