Mountain Village

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1928

Production year

1928

Premiere

2 November 1928

Runtime

115 min

Category

film

Genre

drama

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Pohorská vesnice

Czech title

Pohorská vesnice

English title

Mountain Village

Synopsis

Count Březenský brings the tinker Jano back with him to his estate. On the way they spend the night in an inn where they are attacked by robbers. The mother of the count lives on the estate with her niece, the comtesse Jelena, who loves the count. Jano is enchanted by Dorla from the neighbouring village. However, Pavel, the nephew of the smuggler Sršán, also loves her. Jano's attentions cause Pavel's jealousy. Sršán gangs up with one of the bandits who attacked the count at the inn and, together, they organise another robbery. During the spring day celebrations, the old countess announces Jelena's betrothal to Březenský and he asks for Dorla's hand on Pavel's behalf. Sršán intends to make use of the spring day distractions to attack the count, however, he and his gang are discovered by Pavel. During a struggle with the gang, Jano is shot as he protects the count with his own body, and he dies. In the autumn, however, two weddings take place - the count with the comtesse Jelena and Pavel with Dorla.

Note

The film was again presented in 1933 in its sound version. The copy was put together by Miroslav J. Krňanský and J. Čermák in 1955 from the surviving parts of the negative and the only existing copy K-A 1995,5 m.

Cast

Fred Bulín

dráteník Jano

Ivan Frank Kubišta

hrabě Hanuš Březenský

Božena Svobodová

matka hraběte Březenského

Melita Jelenská

komtesa Jelena, Hanušova sestřenice

Marta Trojanová

bábina vnučka Dorla

Václav Wasserman

bábin syn slepý Joza

L. H. Struna

Pavel Srna

Edmond Trachta

Petr, Pavlův kamarád

Karel Schleichert

strýc Pavla Srny pašerák Sršán

Josef Rovenský

krčmář Michl

Mary Jansová

číšnice Líza

Eduard Malý

šafář Miča, původně drotár

Josefina Orlická

Manka, Míčova žena, bábina dcera

Jan Marek

lupič s cinkem na oku

Karel Kréman

lupič s plnovousem

Václav Pecián

selský synek Ondra

Darja Hajská

selské děvče Kačena

Luigi Hofman

vrchní celník

Eduard Šlégl

zchudlý šlechtic

Robert Ford

zchudlý šlechtic

Anna Opplová

matka Pavla Srny

Jarka Pižla

host v hospodě

Crew and creators

Based on

Božena Němcová (Pohorská vesnice – román)

Director of Photography

Josef Bulánek

Production Designer

Vilém Rittershain

Production info

Original Title

Pohorská vesnice

Czech Title

Pohorská vesnice

English Title

Mountain Village

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

drama

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1928

Production Year

1928

Production specifications

date of censorship 5 December 1928

Premiere

premiere 2 November 1928 /unsuitable for youths/ (kino Avion, Praha)

Production

Fišerfilm

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Studio

Kavalírka

Distribution

Fišerfilm

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

115 min

Original length in metres

3 279 meters

Distribution carrier

35mm

Aspect ratio

1:1,33

Colour

black & white

Sound

silent

Versions

Czech

Dialogue languages

without dialogue

Subtitles languages

without subtitles

Intertitles languages

Czech

Opening/End credits languages

Czech