Modche and Rézi

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1926

Production year

1926

Premiere

22 October 1926

Runtime

96 min

Category

film

Genre

comedy

Typology

featurelong

Original title

Modche a Rézi

Czech title

Modche a Rézi

English title

Modche and Rézi

Synopsis

In the village of Sedletín several Jewish families live in harmony with their neighbours. The most esteemed among them are the elderly, childless couple Modche and Rézi Koref. They are content, only every now and then do they argue over trivialities. Rézi particularly dislikes Modche's friend, the retired peasant farmer Špánek. At the annual ball Rezi's niece, Tonička, gets engaged to Ignác. Following the betrothal, Rezi leaves for a trip away from home for one day. Modche immediately invites Špánek over and create havoc in the house. It is in such a state of disarray when Rezi returns that she almost dies of shock. Modche even calls the undertaker to pray for Rezi's sins, but their prayers contain such slanderous attacks on her character that she is soon revived. The War begins and the crafty Špánek spreads the rumour that even Modche has to join the army. Rezi believes the story at first, but when she realises that it is all fiction she stops feeling sorry for Modche and sends him to the cottage and once again gives him the benefit of her firm hand. (According to promotional material issued at the time the film was made.)

Cast

Rudolf Hock

Modche Koref

Pepi Glöckner-Kramer

Rezi Korefová

Karel Noll

Špánek

Marie Grossová

Tonička, neteř Korefových

Jan Fleischman

Nácek

Eman Fiala

Eda Kantůrek

František Kovářík

hausírník Kiesler

Ferenc Futurista

Rudi Kantůrek

F. Klimtl

dohazovač Heller

Felix Kühne

šámes

Marie Hess-Guthová

Hermová

Claire Königsfeldová

Fanny

Marie Oliaková

sousedka

Crew and creators

Based on

Vojtěch Rakous (Modche a Rezi – novela)

Production Designer

Vilém Rittershain

Production info

Original Title

Modche a Rézi

English Title

Modche and Rézi

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

comedy

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1926

Production Year

1926

Premiere

22 October 1926

Production

Julius Schmitt

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Julius Schmitt

Technical info

Lenght

long

Runtime

96 min

Versions

Czech