Solitude

narrative

Typology

feature

Lenght

short

Czech title

Samota

Runtime

14 min

Country

Czech Republic

Copyright

1993

Production year

1993

Language version

Czech

Director

Janez Burger

Summary

An old friend visits a married couple.

Synopsis

A young married couple live in solitude in the country. In the mornings, the man leaves with a chainsaw to work in the forest. The woman makes the bed and cleans the house. She is happy about the visit of their family friend. Her husband is keen, too, and shows the friend the entire large farmstead. Everything is quite dilapidated but that is a challenge to the owner. Saving the old house brings him the feeling of continuity with the past and he has the courage to restore it. But the young woman puts on a jacket over her dress and goes to the forest to weep her troubles away – it seems apparent that the solitude was not her choice. They spend the evening drinking wine. When the friend leaves for the toilet, the wife asks her husband if he loves her. He answers more soothingly than lovingly. At night, the woman sneaks out off the bedroom and goes up to the sleeping friend. The husband wordlessly watches her leaving. The friend is asleep and the woman sits on his bed. The visitor leaves the next morning. The woman sadly leans against the wall of the house. The man sits in the forest on an uprooted tree.

Cast

Nataša Burger

manželka

Crew and creators

Director

Janez Burger

Screenstory

Janez Burger

Second Unit Photography

David Ployhar

Camera Operator

Deborah Schamoni /ž/

Set Designer

Egon Tobiáš

Make-Up Artist

Kateřina Böhmová

Film Editor

Miloš Kalusek

Sound Designer

Michal Pekárek

Production Manager

Jana Mašíková

Pedagogical management

Věra Chytilová (režie), Jan Kališ (kamera), Jiří Beránek, Vladimír Skall (zvuk)

Cooperation

David Kerbach, František Kölbel, Nike Papadopulos, Pavel Prokop, J. Havel

Music

Music Composed by

Martin Zbrožek

Music Performed by

René Pařez (kytara), Jiří Šedivý (kytara)

Production info

Original Title

Samota

English Title

Solitude

Working Title

V přírodě

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

narrative

Origin country

Czech Republic

Copyright

1993

Production Year

1993

Production

Studio FAMU

Copyright Holders

Studio FAMU

Distribution

Studio FAMU

Technical info

Lenght

short

Runtime

14 min

Versions

Czech