Out of Order

After a difficult break-up, Viktor decides to finally get his life together and starts working as an elevator repairman. However, a colleague who trains him doesn't show up and he is left alone to fix an elevator in a skyscraper, something that he has never done before. On top of that, the building is full of peculiar people who make his job even more difficult. And then he bumps into his ex-girlfriend...

  • Tomáš Richtr
    After Noon, Home Video
  • Tomáš Richtr
    After Noon, Home Video
  • Aleš Solar
  • Johnny Horák
    Key Cast
  • Zuzana Černá
    Key Cast
  • Tereza Groszmannová
    Key Cast
    "Lady with a dog"
  • Matěj Beneš
    Key Cast
  • Dominik Teleky
    Key Cast
  • Lukáš Kubíček
    Director of Photography
  • Jakub Babica
  • Anna-Marie Müllerová
    Sound Director
  • Klára Obročníková
    Production Designer
  • Magdaléna Černá
    Costume Designer
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Mimo provoz
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    20 minutes 44 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 31, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    21,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Czech Republic
  • Country of Filming:
    Czech Republic
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Tomas Bata University in Zlin
Director Biography - Tomáš Richtr

Tomáš is a Czech film student. Originally an editor, he switched to directing and screenwriting during the third year of his studies at Tomas Bata University in Zlin. "Out of Order" is his graduation film.
Tomáš likes to explore and transcend the possibilities of film language, which is why his films are often unique in terms of their form or the themes they deal with.

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Director Statement

The broken elevator as an analogy of broken personal and social relationships. Out of order is the elevator, which Viktor, an inexperienced elevator repairman, struggles desperately to fix. Just like his own life and his broken relationship with his ex-girlfriend Danča. And much as the two of them are unable to meet in their communication with each other, so too do they misunderstand the other characters that pass them by, each representing a different social dysfunction. In the end, it turns out that this very elevator may be the connecting factor of broken relationships in which, as in other aspects of life, a fall to rock bottom can be an opportunity to bounce back.
In our film, we have attempted the seemingly impossible task of encompassing the whole of today's society, which we perceive as fragmented in terms of opinions and relationships, in a twenty-minute piece that mostly takes place in an elevator. Although not primarily a comedy, we hope you'll have some laughs along the way.