In a Market

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1991

Production year

1991

Runtime

11 min

Category

film

Genre

étude

Typology

featurestudentshort

Original title

Tržiště

Czech title

Tržiště

English title

In a Market

Synopsis

A woman with dark shadows under her eyes sits by her kitchen table. A fly flounders and then dies on the tablecloth. A little boy carrying groceries climbs up the stairs, dragging a man – clad in red and wearing a clown’s hat with cascabels on his head – on a chain. The woman moves potatoes from the net bag to a cooking pot, but she is apparently unsatisfied. She goes to the next room where her husband – now normally dressed – has something like a laboratory. He pushes various components into two potatoes and tries to hear something in his headphones. The woman removes the wires and takes the potatoes from the man. She writes a shopping list on a piece of paper. The household needs a fly-paper and some milk. The mother sends the little son shopping. The father again changes into the clown’s costume and the son leads him to a market on the chain. There, the man loudly rattles the cascabels and people from the crowd throw them money. The son ties his father in an arbour like a dog and sets off among the sales booths. The film has no dialogue, it is only accompanied by strongly overdesigned sounds.

Cast

Crew and creators

Screenplay

Bohdan Sláma

Camera Operator

Roman Včelák

Set Designer

Jan Daňhel, Martin Radimecký

Make-Up Artist

Vilém Persi

Film Editor

Jan Daňhel

Sound Designer

Daniel Němec

Cooperation

Pavel Marek

Production info

Original Title

Tržiště

English Title

In a Market

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

étude

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1991

Production Year

1991

Production

Studio FAMU

Technical info

Lenght

short

Runtime

11 min

Versions

Czech

Subtitles

without subtitles