...and Life Goes On...

drama

Typology

feature

Czech title

...a život jde dál...

Runtime

86

Country

Czechoslovakia, Former Yugoslavia, 1945–1991

Copyright

1935

Production year

1933, 1934, 1935

Premiere

18.10.1935

Language version

Czech, German, French

Director

Carl Junghans (exteriéry 1933 a 1934), F. W. Kraemer (dokončení a německy mluvené scény 1935), Václav Kubásek (česky mluvené scény a české interiéry 1935)

Screenplay

Carl Junghans

Screenstory

Václav Dryák

Synopsis

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 ...

Note

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.

Cast

L. H. Struna

Ivo Kralj

Ita Rina

Marie, Ivova žena

Zlata Dryáková

Ivova matka

Zvonimir Rogoz

Nikola, Ivův přítel

Schidloff

Vuko, Ivův synek

Jaroslav Bráška

úředník okresního hejtmanství

F. X. Mlejnek

hospodský

Bohdan Lachman

krčmář

Miroslav Svoboda

šílenec v zajateckém táboře

Gina Hašler

poddůstojník v zajateckém táboře

Jaroslav Tryzna

dozorce v zajateckém táboře

Josef Bunzl

četník

Antonín Frič

symbol soudnictví

Věkoslav Satoria

námořník

Joca Popović

námořník

Frank Rose-Růžička

námořní důstojník v zajateckém táboře

Leopold Horešovský

Ivův druh v zajateckém táboře

Vlasta Strunová

venkovanka

Lubiński

člen posádky ponorky

Marković

člen posádky ponorky

Crew and creators

Director

Carl Junghans (exteriéry 1933 a 1934), F. W. Kraemer (dokončení a německy mluvené scény 1935), Václav Kubásek (česky mluvené scény a české interiéry 1935)

Screenstory

Václav Dryák

Screenplay

Carl Junghans

Camera

Jaroslav Blažek (exteriéry 1933), Jan Stallich (exteriéry 1934), Harry Smeh (exteriéry 1934 a 1935), Otto Heller (interiéry 1935)

Production Designer

Štěpán Kopecký, Ferry Novák

Set Designer

Arnold Reimann

Production Manager

Antonín Janota

Music

Music Composed by

Josip Slavenski

Music Performed by

Orchestr F.O.K.

Music Conducted by

Josef Dobeš (Orchestr F.O.K.)

Singer

Pěvecký sbor Lumír, L. H. Struna [dab], F. X. Mlejnek

Production info

Original Title

...a život jde dál...

English Title

...and Life Goes On...

Working Title

Ztracený syn

Parallel Title

A život teče dalje / Und das Leben geht weiter... / Et la vie continue

Copyright

1935

Production Year

1933, 1934, 1935

Premiere

18.10.1935

Production

Praha-Paříž (exteriéry 1934 a 1935, interiéry 1935), Starfilm (exteriéry 1933)

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Praha-Paříž

Technical info

Versions

Czech, German, French