The Best Day for the Banana Fish

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1991

Production year

1991

Runtime

17 min

Category

film

Genre

drama, psychological

Typology

featurestudentshort

Original title

Den jako stvořený pro banánové rybičky

Czech title

Den jako stvořený pro banánové rybičky

English title

The Best Day for the Banana Fish

Synopsis

The young woman Kristína does her manicure in a hotel room and puts on a face mask. She receives a phone call from her slightly hysterical mother who warns her about the unpredictible behaviour of her honeymooner, telling her that the young man is nice but suffers from a psychical handicap from the war and no one knows what may happen. The man meanwhile talks to the little Renatka on the deserted sandy beach. They float together on mattresses on the water and the man tells the girl a story about fish that swim into a hole full of bananas, eat them all, turn fat and cannot get back through the hole. Snatches of the shocking war experiences keep returning to the man’s mind. He has a swim with the little girl and then parts from her. The kid is alone and the man returns to the hotel. While Kristina is asleep, the man takes a gun from his suitcase and commits suicide.

Cast

Crew and creators

Based on

J. D. Salinger (Den jako stvořený pro banánové rybičky /A Perfect Day for Bananafish/ – povídka)

Camera Operator

Martin Čech, Pavel Prokop

Sound Designer

Daniel Němec, Josef Hubka

Production Manager

Jakub Kolín

Pedagogical management

Jan Kališ (kamera), Václav Vorlíček (režie), Jiří Sequens

Music

Music Composed by

Michael Kocáb

Production info

Original Title

Den jako stvořený pro banánové rybičky

English Title

The Best Day for the Banana Fish

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

drama, psychological

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1991

Production Year

1991

Production

Studio FAMU

Technical info

Lenght

short

Runtime

17 min

Versions

Czech

Subtitles

without subtitles