Man in Labour

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1979

Production year

1979

Premiere

8 August 1980

Category

povídkový film

Genre

short-story

Typology

feature

Original title

Jak rodí chlap

Czech title

Jak rodí chlap

English title

Man in Labour

povídkový film

Man in Labour

Summary

A favourite Barrandov film studios practice – making motion pictures with multiple storylines that allowed three novice directors to debut at once – was behind the delivery of Jak rodí chlap (Man in Labour, 1980). For Zdeněk Troška and Jan Ekl it really was their first attempt at making a short film; Vladimír Drha had already directed a short as part of the multi-narrative film Návštěvy (The Visitors, 1970), which was not completed for ideological reasons. The three short stories, scripted by David Jan Novotný, have the common theme of first-time fathers. The hero of Troška’s story Poštovský panáček (Mail Coach Driver, 1979) is a postman working in the mountains, Ekl’s crime story Hádanka (The Riddle, 1979) is about a new father who becomes a suspect in a murder case, and Drha’s Věrné milování (Faithful Love, 1979) is a tale of punishment meted out to a barfly. While it was a promising start for both Troška and Drha, Ekl later gave up directing films.

Synopsis

Three short stories.

Crew and creators

Production info

Original Title

Jak rodí chlap

English Title

Man in Labour

Category

povídkový film

Typology

feature

Genre

short-story

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1979

Production Year

1979

Premiere

8 August 1980

Technical info

Versions

Czech