The story is based on the play Bedtime Story by the Irish writer Sean O’Casey. Events from one night and early morning take place in a strictly maintained pension for unmarried men.
Jiří Krejčík (Czech pronunciation: [ˈjɪr̝iː ˈkrɛjtʃiːk]; 26 June 1918 – 8 August 2013) was a Czech film director, screenwriter and actor.
Born in 1918 in Prague, he began his film career as an extra for Barrandov Studios, during World War II. He then began creating short films and commercials. His first directorial feature film was 1947’s A Week in the Quiet House (Týden v tichém domě), in which he wrote the screenplay based on the short stories of Jan Neruda. In 1948, he directed Border Village (Ves v pohraničí) about a coal-mining village on the Czech border after World War II. He also wrote and directed different segments of the 1959 film Of Things Supernatural (O vecech nadprirozených), which won him Special Mention at the Locarno International Film Festival. Other films of note are The Emperor and the Golem (Císařův pekař a pekařův císař) (1951), from which he was replaced, and Divine Emma (Božská Ema) (1979), which would be considered for the list of submissions to the… read more