God's Mills [German version]

drama

Typology

feature

Lenght

long

Czech title

Boží mlýny [německá verze]

Runtime

86 min

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1938

Production year

1938

Premiere

15.11.1938

Language version

German

Director

Josef Medeotti-Boháč

Synopsis

An old farmer from Chodsko, Záhoř, persuades young Podestát that he returned a loan of 300 gold pieces to his father before the latter's death. Out of miserliness Záhoř is even prepared to perjure himself before the court. The angered creditor warns him of God's wrath. Záhoř's sons, Matěj and Vondra, are wooing the same girl, the smith's daughter Nana. She chooses to marry the younger and more sensitive Matěj who, being the married son, then becomes the manager of the estate. But Matěj being slightly slothful, Vondra ends up playing a greater part in the running of the estate and in Nana's life. Nana reveals she is expecting Vondra's child, and Matěj decides to go to America. Vondra notices Matěj has some money and assumes that he stole it from Nana. The brothers quarrel and in an unfortunate accident Vondra kills Matěj. A neighbour sees Vondra burying the body. Old Záhoř wants to return the money but Podestát refuses it as it is cursed. The farmer in despair burns the banknotes in his barn and causes a fire. The whole farm burns down; only a shaken Nana and her baby boy escape the blaze.

Note

According to the film yearbook issued at the time film was made, the length of the film was 2460,0 m.

Cast

Willy Bauer

sedlák Thomas Zahor

Viktor Afritsch

Andres, Zahorův syn

Karl Trabauer

Matthias, Zahorův syn

Willi Volker

kovář Drastil

Jiřina Štěpničková

Nana, Drastilova dcera

Elfriede Bringolf

Drastilova žena

Leo Siedler

sedlák Podestát

Lola von Hübner

Walter Stumvoll

L. Frank

Lisa Macheiner

F. Hennig

F. Veverka

H. Multerer

Crew and creators

Based on

Jan Vrba (Boží mlýny – román)

Film Editor

Jan Kohout

Music

Music Composed by

Jiří Fiala

Production info

Original Title

Boží mlýny [německá verze]

English Title

God's Mills [German version]

Parallel Title

Die Gottes Mühlen

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

drama

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1938

Production Year

1938

Premiere

15.11.1938

Production

Meissner

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Technical info

Lenght

long

Runtime

86 min

Versions

German