The Camp of Fallen Women

historical, tragicomedy

Typology

feature

Lenght

long

Czech title

Tábor padlých žen

Runtime

99 min

Country

the Slovak Republic, Federal Republic of Germany, Czech Republic

Copyright

1997

Production year

1997

Premiere

28.09.2000

Language version

Czech, English, German

Director

Laco Halama

Summary

Shortly after the "Victorious February" of 1948 a representative from the Ministry of Interior in Slovakia decided to purge the city of "subversive and unreliable elements". After a police raid all prostitutes were taken to a camp for forced labour where they were to become "politically conscious citizens". This film tells a story about the indestructible nature of life, the nonsence of social engineering and also the fact that not even the camp system could eliminate life's natural course.

Cast

Juraj Kukura

dr. Zikmund

Dana Dinková

Ernička

Štefan Kvietik

velitel tábora

Henrieta Mičkovicová

Carmen

Jozef Vajda

Plažák

Marta Sládečková

Matilda

Stanislav Pitoňák

Chomič

Madelaine Leinhard /ž/

Berta

František Kovár

pověřenec

Eva Pavlíková

cukrářka

Oldřich Vízner

Miki Komi

Anton Živčic

Witold

Andrej Mojžíš

bratr Cyprián

Ĺudmila Swanová

Lata

Alfréd Swan

Latin muž

Erik Peťovský

zástupce velitele

Ján Těšínský

Jano Gumený

Ján Mistrík

muž v montgomeráku

Dušan Králík

policejní velitel

Vlado Černý

hospodský Duga

Igor Šebesta

mladý námořník

Dobruša Nováková

domácí

Ivan Petrovický

opilý chlap

Hela Húsková

dozorkyně

Martin Petruš

strážník

Salihu Ceylan /ž/

Mandina dcera

Lucie Mészárosová

děvčátko

Crew and creators

Director

Laco Halama

Second Unit Director

Táňa Lacová

Assistant Director

Richard Bobek, Lila Marušiaková

Screenstory

Anton Baláž

Screenplay

Anton Baláž

Script Editor

Jana Kákošová, Slavomír Rosenberg

Camera Operator

Peter Nečas, Peter Bencsík, MIloš Hrančo

Production Designer

Milan Ferenčík

Costume Designer

Peter Čanecký

Make-Up Artist

Marta Doktorová

Film Editor

Ladislav Halama

Sound Designer

Luboš Nvota

Production Manager

Luboš Zaťka

Unit Production Manager

Soňa Javorská

Consultant

dr. Anton Bartúnek, MUDr. Hugo Herman, RNDr. Michal Zik

Music

Music Composed by

Rudolf Geri

Choreographer

Igor Holovač

Locations

Bratislava, Záhorí

Production info

Original Title

Tábor padlých žien

English Title

The Camp of Fallen Women

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

historical, tragicomedy

Origin country

the Slovak Republic, Federal Republic of Germany, Czech Republic

Copyright

1997

Production Year

1997

Premiere

28.09.2000

Production

Štúdio Koliba, Bratislava (Slovenská republika), Slovenská televízia Bratislava (Slovenská republika), Infafilm Mnichov (Německo), JMB Film & TV Production, spol. s r. o.

With support

Ministerstvo kultúry Slovenskej republiky (pro Slovakia a Eurimages)

Copyright Holders

Štúdio Koliba Bratislava, Infafilm Mnichov, JMB Film & TV Production, Slovenská televízia Bratislava

Distribution

TATRAFILM, ASTRA CINEMA, spol. s r. o.

Technical info

Lenght

long

Runtime

99 min

Versions

Czech, English, German