Exceptional Situation

Jaromír Borek, 1985

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This inspirational 1986 documentary-style drama from director Václava Bork is based on a true event – a fire, which engulfed a Prague locomotive factory of engineering firm ČKD. The film recounts the subsequent attempts at securing alternative production. Despite the fact that the blaze is threatening the manufacturing of export goods destined for the Soviet Union, other companies are reluctant to heed a call to step up and help get production back on track. Manager Landa from Karlov decides to help out his Prague colleagues. But nothing goes quite as smoothly as the viewer might imagine – for assistant Marenčík sets about sabotaging the efforts, and even directly opposes Landa. But the honest manager decides not to play the vengeance game... Many noted actors partake in this ideologically-oriented “Building a better future” film. Landa is played by František Řehák; the communist secretary is played by Josef Větrovec; and the police officer by Zdeněk Hradilák. The role of the crooked Marenčík goes to Polish actor Jerzy Zelnik.
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About a film

Production year 1985
Countries Czechoslovakia
Categories film
Genres drama
Form feature
Duration 87 min
Director Jaromír Borek
Cast František Řehák, Jerzy Zelnik, Věra Bublíková, Lucie Žulová, Miroslav Zounar, Adolf Filip
Director of photography Martin Benoni
Screenplay Svatopluk Štefl, František Mareš, Jaromír Borek
Editor Ivana Kačírková
Production designer Ludvík Široký
Music Ivan Kašlík
Sound designer Vojtěch Voráček