Currents / Swept Away by the Current / The Raftsmen

drama

Typology

feature

Czech title

Proudy

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1922

Production year

1922

Premiere

12.10.1922

Language version

Czech

Director

Theodor Pištěk

Screenplay

Joe Jenčík

Screenstory

Joe Jenčík

Synopsis

Raftsman Machon sends his son Jiri away to study. Jiri completes his university course and is awarded a doctorate. Raftsman Sykora is envious of old Machon for his son's success since his own son is a layabout and good-for-nothing. During an argument on a raft, Sykora pushes Machon into the river and the latter is wounded as his head strikes a rock. To save his father, Jiri sacrifices the skin on his head. Meanwhile Jiri's girl Helena is being seduced by her assistant and, in seclusion, she awaits the birth of her child. Jiri's father becomes mad from his grief over Helena's infidelity. Helena tries to drown herself but Jiri saves her life. Finally they are united in their great suffering. (According to the censors.)

Cast

Anna Iblová

Helena

Eduard Malý

vorař Machoň

Joe Jenčík

Machoňův syn Jiří

Crew and creators

Screenstory

Joe Jenčík

Screenplay

Joe Jenčík

Production Designer

Julius Fischer

Production info

Original Title

Proudy

English Title

Currents / Swept Away by the Current / The Raftsmen

Parallel Title

Proudem stržena / Voraři

Copyright

1922

Production Year

1922

Premiere

12.10.1922

Production

AB

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Biografia

Technical info

Versions

Czech