Vojnarka

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1936

Production year

1936

Premiere

4 December 1936

Runtime

100 min

Category

film

Genre

drama

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Vojnarka

Czech title

Vojnarka

English title

Vojnarka

Synopsis

Antonín Havel sets out for military service as a result of an unhappy love for Madlena, who has married the rich farmer Vojnar. She is soon widowed and her brother-in-law Jakub would like her to re-marry. Madlena refuses, partly on account of her son Jeník, and also because she still remembers Antonín. After a few years Antonín returns to his native village. He accepts work as a groom on Madlena's estate. The former lovers begin to draw closer together again, but Madlena feels that Antonín has become estranged from her. Antonín also has frequent arguments with her brother-in-law Jakub Vojnar. Madlena stands up for Antonín and prepares for the wedding. Antonín becomes arrogant and begins to frequent the pub where he plays cards and gets drunk. Young Jeník takes ill and Madlena sends for Antonín. He comes, however, a week later. Madlena reproaches him, that he does not care for neither her nor her child. Antonín in a flush of anger points his gun at the child. Madlena shields him and during a violent argument Antonín points the weapon at himself and shoots.

Cast

Jiřina Štěpničková

Madlena Vojnarová

Karel Pecián

Jeník, Madlenin pětiletý syn

Václav Vydra st.

Jakub Vojnar, Madlenin švagr

Zdeněk Štěpánek

Antonín Havel

Antonie Nedošinská

Antonínova matka

Jindřich Plachta

zpěvák Jan Hruška

Elena Hálková

děvečka u Vojnarky Bětka

Jiří Hron

pohůnek u Vojnarky Martin

Darja Hajská

šenkýřka

Julius Baťha

host v hospodě

Emil Dlesk

host v hospodě

Fráňa Vajner

host v hospodě

Jindřich Fiala

host v hospodě

Jiří Dědek

host v hospodě

Crew and creators

Assistant Director

Václav Dražil

Based on

Alois Jirásek (Vojnarka – divadelní hra)

Director of Photography

Jan Roth, Josef Bůžek

Production Designer

Jan Zázvorka

Film Editor

Antonín Zelenka

Sound Designer

Josef Zora

Production Manager

František Malý

Cooperation

Jaroslav Balzar (fotograf), Willy Ströminger (fotograf)

Music

Music Composed by

E. F. Burian

Music Performed by

Orchestr F.O.K.

Songs

Byla vojna byla, tam u Solferina

Singer Jindřich Plachta

Production info

Original Title

Vojnarka

Czech Title

Vojnarka

English Title

Vojnarka

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

drama

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1936

Production Year

1936

Production specifications

date of censorship 11/1936 (kulturně-výchovný)
projection approval 06/1945 (konec povolení k promítání 31. 5. 1947)
projection approval 1947 (neschváleno do distribuce)

Premiere

premiere 4 December 1936 /unsuitable for youths/ (kina Hollywood /2 týdny/ a Metro /2 týdny/, Praha)
renewed premiere 27 July 1945 /unsuitable for youths/

Production

Terra

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Terra (původní 1936), Státní půjčovna filmů (obnovená 1945)

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

100 min

Original length in metres

2 860 meters

Distribution carrier

35mm

Aspect ratio

1:1,37

Colour

black & white

Sound

sound

Sound system/format

Tobis – Klang

Versions

Czech

Dialogue languages

Czech

Subtitles languages

without subtitles

Opening/End credits languages

Czech