Exceptional Situation

Jaromír Borek, 1985



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

film_production_year 1985
film_countries Czechoslovakia
film_genres drama
film_form feature
film_duration 87 min
film_director Jaromír Borek
film_cast František Řehák, Jerzy Zelnik, Věra Bublíková, Lucie Žulová, Miroslav Zounar, Adolf Filip
film_director_of_photography Martin Benoni
film_screenplay Svatopluk Štefl, František Mareš, Jaromír Borek
film_film_editor Ivana Kačírková
film_production_designer Ludvík Široký
film_music_composed_by Ivan Kašlík
film_sound_designer Vojtěch Voráček