The Record

short-story, narrative

Typology

feature

Czech title

Rekord

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1982

Production year

1982

Language version

Czech

Director

Dobroslav Zborník

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, Eliška Vojtová

Based on

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

Script Editor

Oldřich Železný

Second Unit Photography

Ladislav Chroust

Camera Operator

Jiří Maxa

Production Designer

Vladimír Labský

Set Designer

Miloslav Dvořák, Jiří Forst, Karel Vaňásek, Lubomír Kafka

Costume Designer

Šárka Váchová

Film Editor

Jiří Brožek

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, Karel Ješátko, Ivana Vlčková, Zdeněk Vávra, Eva Horázná, Růžena Hejsková, František Dvořák

Music

Music Composed by

Jan Klusák

Music Performed by

Čečil Josef, FISYO

Music Conducted by

František Belfín (FISYO)

Songs

Tichá putyka, Vltavo, Vltavo, Ku Praze je cesta dlouhá

Songwriter

Jiří Eliáš (Tichá putyka)

Writer of Lyrics

T. R. Field (Tichá putyka)

Singer

Vladimír Kratina (Tichá putyka), Vladimír Kratina (Vltavo, Vltavo)

Production info

Original Title

Rekord

English Title

The Record

Copyright

1982

Production Year

1982

Creative Group

Vladimír Kalina

Technical info

Versions

Czech