Romance from the Tatra Mountains

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1934

Production year

1934

Premiere

4 January 1935

Runtime

95 min

Category

film

Genre

melodrama

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Tatranská romance

Czech title

Tatranská romance

English title

Romance from the Tatra Mountains

Parallel title

Píseň domova / Tatra-Romanz / Das Lied der Heimat

Synopsis

In Slovakia's Tatra mountains, an unspoilt wilderness, lives the ironsmith Pavel with his son Janko and the orphan Anuška who are very fond of each other and seem destined for each other. Janko spends the whole summer pasturing his flock high up in the mountains. During this time Anuška is forced to fend off the importunate Jura. Janko cannot live in peace either: he discovers before his cabin an elegant lady, Soňa Varenová, who is exhausted by life in the big city and has come to the mountains to recuperate. Young Janko is spellbound by her and he becomes her guide, which is soon a matter of gossip down in the village. At a traditional summer festivity Janko meets Anuška but pays no attention to her, having eyes only for Soňa. His father Pavel berates him for this, and the young man defiantly returns to the mountains. Pavel then asks Soňa not to lure Janko away from Anuška and she agrees, even though she loves him too. The young man hurries to the village to find Anuška to ask her forgiveness but finds she has gone into the mountains. He goes up after her. As a symbol of their reconciliation the two lovers light a large fire.

Note

The film was issued in Czech and German versions. The film was presented at the 3rd Venice Film Festival, 1935.

Cast

Pavel Ludikar

kovář Pavel

Arno Velecký

Janko, Pavlův syn

Jiřina Štěpničková

kovářova schovanka Anuška

Markéta Krausová

Soňa Varenová

Antonín Soukup

sedlák Jura

Světla Svozilová

děvečka u Jury Zuzka

Josef Kytka

venkovan

Ella Nollová

kartářka

Orchestr Jana Františka Nýdla

taneční orchestr

Crew and creators

Assistant Director

Václav Dražil

Director of Photography

Karel Degl

Production Designer

Vilém Rittershain

Set Designer

Arnold Reimann

Film Editor

Jan Kohout

Sound Designer

Josef Zora

Titles Designed by

Lorenc

Production Manager

František Morávek

Cooperation

Willy Ströminger (fotograf)

Music

Music Composed by

Josef Dobeš

Music Performed by

Orchestr F.O.K.,

Songs

Jánošík, mocný pán

Songwriter Josef Dobeš
Writer of Lyrics Pavel Ludikar
Singer Pavel Ludikar

Teď vím, že nemusím se lásky bát

Songwriter Josef Dobeš
Writer of Lyrics Pavel Ludikar
Singer Markéta Krausová

Vodu, vodu, nechcem já ju

Songwriter Josef Dobeš
Writer of Lyrics Pavel Ludikar
Singer Pavel Ludikar

Piju já, piju já

Singer mužský sbor

Teče potok od Kriváňa

Songwriter Josef Dobeš
Writer of Lyrics Pavel Ludikar
Singer Arno Velecký

Srdce mojho si kraj

Singer Ingriš-babies

Hej totu totu

Singer Jiřina Štěpničková

Holčičko moje, čím to je

Singer mužský sbor

Červenú ružu, rozmarínček zelený

Singer mužský sbor

Production info

Original Title

Tatranská romance

Czech Title

Tatranská romance

English Title

Romance from the Tatra Mountains

Parallel Title

Píseň domova / Tatra-Romanz / Das Lied der Heimat

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

melodrama

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1934

Production Year

1934

Production specifications

date of censorship 12/1934
date of censorship 01/1935 (německy namluvená jazyková mutace)

Premiere

premiere 01/1935 /suitable for youths/ (německy namluvená jazyková mutace)
premiere 4 January 1935 /suitable for youths/ (kina Kotva /2 týdny/ a Lucerna /2 týdny/, Praha)

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Studio

AB Barrandov

Distribution

Elekta

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

95 min

Original length in metres

2 700 meters

Distribution carrier

35mm

Aspect ratio

1:1,19

Colour

black & white

Sound

sound

Sound system/format

Tobis – Klang

Versions

Czech, German

Dialogue languages

Czech, German, Slovak

Subtitles languages

without subtitles

Opening/End credits languages

Czech, German