From the World of Forest Solitude

drama

Typology

feature

Lenght

long

Czech title

Ze světa lesních samot

Runtime

78 min

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1933

Production year

1933

Premiere

17.02.1933

Language version

Czech

Director

Miroslav J. Krňanský

Synopsis

Forester Kořán lives in the woods of Šumava forest with only his aged housekeeper. He feels very lonely, and therefore he requests his superior to assign him an adjunct and allow him to go get married. His request is granted and the new adjunct, Svijanský, comes to the forest district after Kořán's departure to find a bride. The adjunct soon meets gamekeeper Vavruch and his daughter Katy. Vavruch is threatened with losing his position because he is unable to protect the forest from Bavarian poachers who secretly pass over the border. One poacher, Luizl, is in love with Katy and he begins to be bitterly jealous of the young adjunct, and he even beats him. Kořán returns in the meantime with his wife. The young Mrs. Kořán is soon dissatisfied with the difficult life in the solitude of the forest and recalls the good times in Budějovice. One sad evening, in a moment of weakness, she succumbs to the wooings of the adjunct. In the morning, desperate from her fall, she confesses everything to the old servant. The wise woman comforts her with the prospect that from all things bad it is possible to change things for the better. Luizl settles down, begins to farm, and takes Katy as his wife.

Note

One of the main actresses, Emilie Sedláčková, died in the course of the filming and the screenplay had to be rewritten.

Cast

J. O. Martin

revírník Kořán

Marlis Ginalská

Zdena, Kořánova žena

Alexander Třebovský

hajný Vavruch

Blanka Waleská

Katy, Vavruchova dcera

Emilie Sedláčková

hospodyně Nany

Vladimír Borský

pytlák Luizl

Felix Bartoš

Luizlův otec

Karel Mácha-Kuča

adjunkt Svijanský

E. F. Burian

dřevorubec

Emanuel Hříbal

překupník

Josef Loskot

hostinský

Václav Pecián

domkář

Jan Svoboda

dřevorubec

Crew and creators

Based on

Karel Klostermann (Ze světa lesních samot – román)

Screenplay

Otakar Vávra

Film Editor

Antonín Zelenka

Sound Designer

Bedřich Poledník

Production Manager

Jaroslav Schneider

Unit Production Manager

Josef Zezulka

Music

Music Composed by

E. F. Burian

Songs

lidové písně

Songwriter

E. F. Burian

Writer of Lyrics

Ruda Jurist, Karel Tobis

Choreographer

Bonda Szynglarski

Production info

Original Title

Ze světa lesních samot

English Title

From the World of Forest Solitude

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

drama

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1933

Production Year

1933

Premiere

17.02.1933

Production

Beda Heller

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Beda Heller

Technical info

Lenght

long

Runtime

78 min

Versions

Czech