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.
Karel Čapek (Rekord – povídka ze sbírky Povídky z jedné kapsy)
Jaroslav Vítovec, Karel Cinke
medium length film