Set against the backdrop of a repressed Czechoslovakia, five non-related vignettes are presented, each showcasing the need and want for human connection. In "Mr. Baltazar's Death", a middle aged couple who are experts at mechanics, travel to a motorcycle race where they congregate with the masses on the section of the course where historically there has been the most action of the destructive kind. In "Imposters", two elderly hospital patients talk about their past professional glories as a journalist and light opera star respectively. Each man wants to hear about the other more than tell his own story for good reason. In "The House of Joy", two national insurance agents believe they have an easy sale when they visit an elderly goat farmer/amateur painter, who uses whatever surface as his canvass, and paints his life and his dreams. But the sale will not be as easy as the men first believe it will be. In "The Restaurant the World", a wedding reception is taking place in one part of a ...
Pavla Marsálková, Ferdinand Kruta, Alois Vachek, Emil Iserle, Miroslav Nohýnek, Vlasta Spánková, Jirí Menzel, Milos Ctrnacty, Frantisek Havel, Josef Hejl, Jan Vasák, Jirí Reichl, Josefa Pechlatová, Václav Zák, Ivan Vyskocil