Friday 1.11.2019 – 19:30
COMEDY TYPOLOGY FEATURE
RUN TIME: 72
PRODUCTION YEAR: 1970
DIRECTOR: ESTER KRUMBACHOVÁ
SCREENPLAY: ESTER KRUMBACHOVÁ, JAN NĚMEC
SCREEN STORY: ESTER KRUMBACHOVÁ
She is approximately forty-years-old, intelligent and attractive, but, unfortunately, lonesome as one could be. She handles her life quite well, but whenever nostalgia falls upon her, she begins to long for a man. Thus she is happy when an engineer named Bohouš Čert [Devil], a friend from her youth, whom she still recalls being as slim as a maiden, rings her up and talks to her in a coaxing voice. She invites him to dinner, which she prepares with the greatest care, and also pays a lot of attention to her looks. But, after all those years, Engineer Čert when he arrives is far from slim, and is even rather dilapidated. He gulps his food with constant smacking and slurping, and eats everything out of the fridge. His behaviour is rude, even arrogant – but, see, this is a Man and She gladly forgives him everything. Čert’s visits begin to repeat, and although he behaves as an ill-mannered egoist, woman addresses him with great respect and admiration – still hoping that Mr Čert will eventually express himself and that it will finally come to the desired wedding. A fortune-teller She visits with her girlfriend Miriam warns her against the acquaintance and moreover foresees a mysterious sack of raisins in the cards. The insatiable wooer then gnaws at the legs of her stylish furniture, shows himself to be a real devil and begins to flirt with Miriam. She breaks up with him, captures him in a sack of raisins and gets immensely rich on their sale. Eventually, she decides to finance an expedition to find the yeti – since “the Abominable Snowman is better than no man”.