Director: Vera Chytilová
A morality comedy which looks at an old theme from a new angle. Faun, an ageing libertine with a stylistic flair for seducing young girls. is at heart. just a man terrified of old age and death.
He is the epitome of a pleasure-seeking egotist. Finally realising how iIi-spent his years have been he seeks both solace and excitement in the younger generation. A cultivated intelligent man, he panics when he realises he cannot keep up with them, and loneliness threatens to settle in. A compassionate film that becomes a sharply critical analysis of the petit bourgeois.