Lets Tell the Plain Truth

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1990

Production year

1990

Runtime

26 min

Director

Ivo Trajkov

Category

film

Genre

sci-fi

Typology

featurestudentshort

Original title

Nalejme si čisté vody

Czech title

Nalejme si čisté vody

English title

Lets Tell the Plain Truth

Synopsis

Amidst a totally devastated landscape, Eda Uvízl tries to support his scientific theory and films himself in the process. He opines that the fish have not disappeared completely, but developed wings in the contaminated water and simply flew away. But new rules were introduced in the zone and „after the victory of the Great Idea, the quality of people’s class-consciousness allowed for abolishing legal norms and laws”. Eda’s movements are thus watched with displeasure. The man drinks two decilitres of the contaminated water every day but does not observe any physiological changes on himself; only his depressions intensify. Eda would like the operation of all industrial outlets to stop. After Article 1, Paragraph 2 of the effective Moral Codex, however, any form of public grouping and citizens’ gathering is not appropriate and, after Paragraph 9, it is inappropriate for the citizens to express any form of emotions, feelings and moods. Eda’s direct superior is forced to apply to be relieved of his post., Eda’s colleague is promoted and Eda himself jumps off a roof. But he has no wings to save him, and the filmed material is the only thing of him left behind.

Cast

Jakub Klinecký

chlapec

Rudolf Jelínek

ředitel zóny

Crew and creators

Director

Ivo Trajkov

Assistant Director

Pavol Franclík, Marek Ševčík

Based on

Lubomír Macháček (Edova teorie o rybách – povídka ze sbírky Písek v zubech)

Script Editor

Plamen Dimov Sjarov

Camera

Sulejman Medenčevič

Camera Operator

Štěpán Kučera, Ondřej Kubíček

Production Designer

Hana Pavlátová

Make-Up Artist

Věra Podpěrová

Production Manager

Darko Bevc, Jana Mašíková

Unit Production Manager

Emil Sirotek ml., M. Jurečková

Pedagogical management

Jiří Sequens (režie), Jan Kališ (kamera), Jaromír Šofr (kamera), Eva Bobková (střih), Jan Vrabec

Cooperation

Petr Beneš, Kateřina Fuková, Jana Horáčková, Radovan Mišić, Jordi Niubó, David Sís, Karel Štorkán ml., Juraj Žák

Music

Music Composed by

Vladimír Chrenovský

Production info

Original Title

Nalejme si čisté vody

English Title

Lets Tell the Plain Truth

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

sci-fi

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1990

Production Year

1990

Production

Studio FAMU

Technical info

Lenght

short

Runtime

26 min

Versions

Czech

Subtitles

without subtitles