Vojnarka

drama

Typology

feature

Czech title

Vojnarka

Runtime

100

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1936

Production year

1936

Premiere

04.12.1936

Language version

Czech

Director

Vladimír Borský

Screenplay

Vladimír Borský, Karel Hašler

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

Josef Oliak

Drtina

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)

Production Designer

Jan Zázvorka

Film Editor

Antonín Zelenka

Sound Designer

Josef Zora

Production Manager

František Malý

Music

Music Composed by

E. F. Burian

Music Performed by

Orchestr F.O.K.

Songs

Byla vojna byla, tam u Solferina

Singer

Jindřich Plachta (Byla vojna byla, tam u Solferina)

Production info

Original Title

Vojnarka

English Title

Vojnarka

Copyright

1936

Production Year

1936

Premiere

04.12.1936

Production

Terra

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Terra

Technical info

Versions

Czech