Mr. Sedlacek was writing one-sentence entries in his chronicle from 1981 to 2005. The chronicle includes everyday stories of his and his family's life (“Today our Gypsy neighbour Gina broke my hand. I was taken to hospital in Mlada Boleslav”), the life of the village and its surroundings (“A man called Bartos, 32 years old, killed his wife, 30, today in Prisovice and threw her body into the pond”) as well as international events (“L.I. Brezhnev died today”). The real chronicle has more than two thousand daily notes. The authors picked two hundred and used about eighty of them for the screenplay. These eighty notes provide a concentrated overview of Mr. Sedlacek's life and of our society.
Rudolf Smid was born in 1956 in Praha. He is a sociologist (Charles University) and photographer (FAMU), a freelance writer. He is also an external lecturer of visual sociology at the Faculty of Humanities at the Charles University and of spaces sociology at DAMU in Prague. Smid specializes in visual and biographical sociology. In early 90s he co-founded the Film & sociologie foundation. In his photography mostly dominates subjective documentary about the life of scarecrows. He also founded a new scientific discipline – terriculology (from Latin terriculus/a for scarecrow) and he presents the results of his work at exhibitions and in the media. He is also involved in food-instalations and making objects from food. The animated film The Chronicle of Oldrich S. is his director?s debut on official platform of “big” cinematography.