On the coast of Yugoslavia lives fisherman Ivo Kralj, his wife Marie, son Vuk, and Ivo's mother in one happy home. Marie, who loves her husband and always looks forward to his return from sea, attracts Nikola, with whom Ivo, out of jealousy, has a scuffle at a dance. After the outbreak of World War I Ivo is mobilized. He ends up in a P.O.W. camp where he is subjected to hard labour. His family then receives news of his death. The years pass and the lonely widow Marie is occasionally visited by her friend Nikola. Ivo's mother would like her to remarry. Soon after the wedding Marie becomes pregnant. Ivo, who has been thought dead, succeeds in escaping the P.O.W. camp where he has spent several years. Upon his arrival home he finds his name on a memorial erected to the victims of the war. He meets his son, who does not recognize him. Ivo searches for his mother and reproaches her for not preventing Marie's wedding. He goes away again in sorrow. Marie gives birth to a beautiful child and Nikola is a proud father. Life goes on ...
Starfil began shooting the film in 1933 under the title The Lost Son. After shooting several scenes in Yugoslavia the Paříž-Praha company took over production with backing of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Carl Junghans yielded as director and the Austrian F. W. Kraemer finished the film in 1935 (in German version). The Czech-speaking scenes and the Czech interiors were directed by Václav Kubásek. The film was presented at the 3rd Venice Film Festival, 1935. The French-speaking duplicate negative and copy DNO-N, DNZ-N 2350,7 m, KK-A are preserved in the National Film Archive.
Marie, Ivova žena
Nikola, Ivův přítel
Vuko, Ivův synek
úředník okresního hejtmanství
šílenec v zajateckém táboře
poddůstojník v zajateckém táboře
dozorce v zajateckém táboře
námořní důstojník v zajateckém táboře
Ivův druh v zajateckém táboře
člen posádky ponorky
člen posádky ponorky
...a život jde dál...
...and Life Goes On...
A život teče dalje / Und das Leben geht weiter... / Et la vie continue
Czechoslovakia, Former Yugoslavia, 1945–1991
18 October 1935
Czech, German, French, Serbo-Croatian