It is evening and guests of an outlying pub play chess and cards. A new visitor is hungry and thirsty. A stubby regular recommends he orders the goulash, and the food is indeed great. From that moment on, the new guest entices the recipe from the landlady. She keeps turning him down, but the man sneaks into the kitchen and peeps into the freezer. Terrified, he gazes at hanging frozen human bodies. The landlady comes running in and makes him promise under oath that he will not tell anyone in exchange for the recipe. A man in uniform arrives at the pub after a while. The frightened guest cannot contain his horror and reports to him what he saw. But the law keeper scolds him for breaking the oath and pulls out a huge knife. – The man comes back to his senses. He is in a butcher’s and was actually absorbed by a book to kill his time in the queue. A woman customer, who is the spitting image of the landlady, is just leaving the shop. The butcher – a dead ringer for the man in uniform – addresses the next customer, our reader. The man, however, runs away from the shop with dread.
Miloslav Švandrlík (Guláš – povídka ze sbírky Drakulův švagr)
featurenon-theatrical distributionstudent film
black & white