Gipsies

drama

Typology

feature

Czech title

Cikáni

Runtime

84

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1921

Production year

1921

Premiere

07.04.1922

Language version

Czech

Director

Karel Anton

Screenplay

Karel Anton

Synopsis

Venetian gondolier Giacomo loves the beautiful Angelina. One day a wealthy foreigner takes her away from him - the Czech count Valdemar Lomecký. The ruthless man, however, soon tires of the girl, rejects her and Angelina becomes insane with grief. Giacomo sets out on a journey to find her and to get his revenge. He soon finds himself in the company of gipsies and they arrive in Bohemia and make their way to the Lomecký`s estate. Here he finds an abandoned little boy whom he brings up as his own. After several years Giacomo and the boy, now an adult, perform as wandering gipsy musicians and they return to the place. The boy befriends an innkeeper's sad, silent daughter Lea and they fall in love. However, their happiness is shortlived. When the young gipsy discovers that Lea was abused by the count, he runs off into the woods in despair. Lea is filled with grief and melancholy once more and soon dies from her anguish. Giacomo recognises Angelina's seducer in the count and kills him. The young gipsy is accused of the murder. In the court it is revealed in Lomecký's will that the young gipsy is the son of Angelina and Lomecký. Giacomo admits to the murder and is executed. The young gipsy, now the count's son intends to live at the castle with Lea. When he discovers that she has died, he takes off for the south, never to return.

Note

In 1993 the film was reconstructed by National Film Archive.

Cast

Hugo Svoboda

gondoliér Giacomo, později potulný cikán

Olga Augustová

Angelina

Theodor Pištěk

hrabě Valdemar Lomecký

Alfons Rasp

syn hraběte Lomeckého

Julius Czonský

hospodský

Bronislava Livia

hospodského dcera Lea

Karel Fiala

zámecký správce

Karel Schleichert

starý vysloužilec

Jan W. Speerger

host na zámku

Jiřina Janderová

manželka hraběte Lomeckého

Jindřich Edl

předseda soudu

Karel Faltys

císař Napoleon

Václav Srb

divák v soudní síni

Crew and creators

Director

Karel Anton

Based on

Karel Hynek Mácha (Cikáni – román)

Screenplay

Karel Anton

Production Designer

Bohuslav Šula

Locations

Itálie: Benátky, Hrad Kokořín

Production info

Original Title

Cikáni

English Title

Gipsies

Copyright

1921

Production Year

1921

Premiere

07.04.1922

Production

AB

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

La Tricolore

Technical info

Versions

Czech