The Hunt

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1992

Production year

1992

Runtime

7 min

Category

film

Genre

slapstick

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionstudent filmshort

Original title

Štvanice

Czech title

Štvanice

English title

The Hunt

Summary

The story of the nurse, who struggles hard to get two elderly men into bed and succedes at the end.

Synopsis

A patient dies in a hospital. Two old patients, named Čílek and Pravda, who remain in the room, deal with it in different ways. One puts on a suit and tie over his pyjamas and mourns. The other searches through the abandoned bedside table and greedily pounces on an unfinished roasted chicken leg. But an unmerciful nurse cracks down on the two men equally. She tears the food from the old man’s hand and throws it into the waste basket. The other man is equally rudely stripped off his suit and tie. A painting featuring a deer hunt hangs on the wall. The two old men like it – the animal has a mortal anguish in its eyes – and they prevent the nurse from removing it from the wall. The three people’s movements are like a fight. Although the patients eventually manage to save and hang onto the work of art, it is clear anyway who will always have the upper hand.

Cast

Ester Palkostková

zdravotní sestra

Karel Kalina

pacient Čílek

Zdeněk Matik

pacient Pravda

Crew and creators

Screenstory

Bohdan Sláma

Screenplay

Bohdan Sláma

Director of Photography

Martin Douba

Production Designer

Oldřich Bosák

Film Editor

Jan Daňhel

Sound Designer

Radek Rondevald

Cooperation

František Kölbel, Jan Krofta, Bára Lhotáková, Pavel Marek, Pavel Rejholec, Martin Radimecký, Roman Včelák

Production info

Original Title

Štvanice

Czech Title

Štvanice

English Title

The Hunt

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionstudent film

Genre

slapstick

Student film

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1992

Production Year

1992

Production

Studio FAMU

Copyright Holders

Studio FAMU

Distribution

Studio FAMU

Technical info

Duration typology

short film

Duration in minutes

7 min

Original length in metres

158 meters

Distribution carrier

35mm

Aspect ratio

1:1,37

Colour

black & white

Sound

sound

Sound system/format

mono

Versions

Czech

Dialogue languages

Czech

Subtitles languages

without subtitles

Opening/End credits languages

Czech