The Heart of a Monk

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1921

Production year

1921

Premiere

16 September 1921

Runtime

50 min

Category

film

Genre

melodrama

Typology

featuremedium

Original title

Mnichovo srdce

Czech title

Mnichovo srdce

English title

The Heart of a Monk

Parallel Title

Srdce mnichovo

Synopsis

At the request of his dying mother, a young man enters a religious order but the pretty gardener's daighter at the monastery fills his head with confused ideas right from the first few weeks. Luckily the novice has time to reflect upon his decision. Father Řehoř, a sad monk, tells him his own story which had drove him to the monastery twenty five years before. This story forms the main part of the plot: young love - an arrenged marriage - entering the monastery - a murder intrigue - the death of an unhappy lover, now she is a widow - the serenity and solitude of the monastery. The love story of the young novice ends happily, however, thus father Řehoř symbolises the latter's fate by freeing a bird from the cage. (According to an article appearing in the press at the time the film was made).

Note

Olga Augustová acted in this film under the pseudonym A. Guttová.

Cast

Roman Tuma

mnich Řehoř

A. Guttová

Prokopova dcera Anička

Václav Vydra st.

bohatý sedlák Petr

Václav Vydra ml.

mladý student Karel

Theodor Pištěk

chalupník Holý

Růžena Šlemrová

Marta, dcera Holého

Betty Kysilková

Holého žena Anna

Jaroslav Vojta

chalupník Šimek

František Havel

opat kláštera

Olga Purkrábková

Šimkova žena Františka

Josef Vošalík

bláznivý muzikant Martínek

Jan Zelenka

klášterní zahradník Prokop, otec Aničky

Crew and creators

Screenstory

Theodor Pištěk

Production Designer

Ferdinand Fiala

Production info

Original Title

Mnichovo srdce

English Title

The Heart of a Monk

Parallel Title

Srdce mnichovo

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

melodrama

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1921

Production Year

1921

Premiere

16 September 1921

Production

Thespis

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Iris-Film

Technical info

Lenght

medium

Runtime

50 min

Versions

Czech