Father Vojtěch

drama

Typology

feature

Czech title

Páter Vojtěch

Runtime

96

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1928

Production year

1928

Premiere

01.03.1929

Language version

Czech

Director

Martin Frič

Screenplay

Martin Frič

Synopsis

Vojtěch's beloved Frantina leaves for Prague to find work. Vojtěch promises his dying mother that he will become a priest. His brother Karel is to inherit a mill. During the village fair, however, he attacks the weak Josífek and flees the village. He hides in a quarry with an unknown tramp. When the tramp dies after an explosion in the quarry, Karel exchanges his documents for his own. Vojtěch still thinks of his Frantina while he is in the seminary. The latter returns to her home village and finds a new home at Vojtěch's father's mill. Vojtěch has been ordained as a priest in the meantime and, on returning home, discovers that Frantina has married the miller. Vojtěch still loves her, but he resists all temptation even when he is alone with her in the mill. The corrupt Karel also returns and asks his father for money. The latter uses violence to try and throw him out but injures Frantina with an axe instead. Vojtech leaves and the dying Frantina tells the miller that the child she has borne is his. After some time Vojtěch returns to the family mill to live with his father and the child.

Cast

Josef Rovenský

mlynář Dvorecký

Karel Lamač

Dvoreckého syn Vojtěch

L. H. Struna

Dvoreckého mladší syn Karel

Eman Fiala

Josífek

Anna Opplová

Josífkova matka

Jaroslav Marvan

starosta obce Josef Knotek

Karel Němec

hostinský

Jan Richter

policajt Mařánek

Fred Bulín

mladý šlechtic

Josef Kobík

četník

Karel Fiala

představený kláštera /lékař?/

Milka Balek-Brodská

vesnická drbna

Marie Veselá

vesnická drbna

V. Šmejkal

vojín cizinecké legie

Otto Mecera

vojín cizinecké legie

Machová-Kandertová

abatyše

Ferenc Futurista

hráč na trombon na posvícení

Crew and creators

Director

Martin Frič

Based on

Jan Klecanda (Páter Vojtěch – román)

Screenplay

Martin Frič

Production Designer

Vilém Rittershain

Production info

Original Title

Páter Vojtěch

English Title

Father Vojtěch

Copyright

1928

Production Year

1928

Premiere

01.03.1929

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Degl a spol.

Technical info

Versions

Czech