A Badger Brings Doubts

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1992

Production year

1992

Runtime

17 min

Category

film

Genre

narrative

Typology

featurestudentshort

Original title

Jezevec nosí pochybnosti

Czech title

Jezevec nosí pochybnosti

English title

A Badger Brings Doubts

Summary

A story about the magic of children's fantasy that collides with the adult world. However, children's fantasy is so powerful that it cannot be overcome even by death.

Synopsis

The girl Lucie is looking through the window to the garden. Her cousins, Áda and Jan, are playing with a shell. She woke him up thanks to a spell. The adults are angry, but it seems as nothing has happened. Despite that, the children have house arrest. Their father Karel is arriving, the brother of Lucie’s mother. The adults soon start quarrelling and the siblings run away to the wood. They have tried following the elements: fire, water and air. Only earth is remaining – a new spell is needed. Lucie advises them of a rhyme and so they are using the designation "black cat" as a warning against her and other adults who could intervene in their game. Jan climbs up high in the tree and he falls down. The frightened mother, uncle Pavel, the aunt and Lucie’s parents run out of the house. They find the boy lying on the ground. His sister puts the shells on him so she can join the game. Áda puts earth on her brother, like a kind of grave covered by shells. When the adults find out, it is too late. No resuscitation helps, nor any rhymes. Jan suffocated in the earth.

Cast

Ondřej Skopový

Jan

Vladimír Marek

Karel, otec Ády a Jana

Lenka Skopalová

Magdalena, matka Ády a Jana

Marcela Nohýnková

Marcela, sestra Karla, matka Lucie

Jan Řičař

Pavel, otec Lucie

Dubbing

Václav Mareš

hlas Pavla

Crew and creators

Assistant Director

Zdeněk Gawlik

Camera Operator

George Vítek, Richard Řeřicha, Filip Sirotek

Production Designer

Ondřej Nekvasil

Set Designer

Alena Nosková, Marek Šíma

Make-Up Artist

Alena Marečková

Film Editor

Martin Čihák

Sound Designer

Michal Holubec

Production Manager

Jana Mašíková, Petr Zapletal

Unit Production Manager

Markéta Nováková, Kristina Hejduková, Lucie Štočková

Pedagogical management

Dušan Klein (režie), Jaromír Kallista (produkce), Magdalena Pivoňková, Jaroslav Brabec

Cooperation

František Kletečka, Tomáš Komárek, Karel Krumpholc, Marek Opatrný, Dejan Stevanić, Jiří Šteffl, Katarína Štefková, Martin Vaic

Music

Music Composed by

Vratislav Šrámek

Production info

Original Title

Jezevec nosí pochybnosti

English Title

A Badger Brings Doubts

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

narrative

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1992

Production Year

1992

Production

Studio FAMU

Copyright Holders

Studio FAMU

Distribution

Studio FAMU

Technical info

Lenght

short

Runtime

17 min

Versions

Czech

Subtitles

without subtitles

Awards

Vítěz

Festival: 1. mezinárodní filmový festival Etiuda Krakov

1994
Krakov / Poland

Vítěz

Festival: 2. festival FAMU Praha

1992
Praha / Czechoslovakia
Štěpán Kučera

Vítěz

Event: Prémie Českého literárního fondu v oblasti filmu za rok 1992

1992
Praha / Czechoslovakia
Štěpán Kučera

Vítěz

Festival: 2. festival FAMU Praha

1992
Praha / Czechoslovakia
Jasmina Blaževičová