Young prisoners try to steal bread from a Nazi train. An adaptation of a story by Arnošt Lustig, Němec's very first film can be seen as a prelude to his feature debut Diamonds of the Night (1964). As Němec said, “in Loaf the boys are planning to escape and need bread, and Diamonds captures their escape”. Screens together with Arnošt Lustig Through the Eyes of Jan Němec and Diamonds of the Night.

Original title
Sousto
Filmmaker
Jan Němec
Country
Czechoslovakia
Year
1960
Medium
DCP
Length
12’
Language
Czech
Producer
Petr Weigl
Production Company
FAMU
Sales
Národní filmový archív
Writer
Jan Němec, Arnošt Lustig
Cinematography
Jiří Šámal
Editor
Josef Dobřichovský
Production Design
Jan Černý, Alena Lysoňková
Cast
Ivan Renč, Jan Bartušek, Oldřich Bláha