Premonition

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1944

Production year

1944

Premiere

neproběhla

Runtime

92 min

Category

film

Genre

drama

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Film state

partially realised project, lost film

Original title

Předtucha

Czech title

Předtucha

English title

Premonition

Protectorate parallel title

Vorahnung

Summary

Unfinished film.

Synopsis

It is summer and a Prague professor of psychiatry, called Jelen, with his wife Anna, children Jarmila, Václav and Ivánek, and maid Cilka, are spending their summer holidays at the professor's home in Lichnov. The teenage siblings Jarmila and Václav have a local student group, including Karel, Josef, Rudolf and Jiří, one-year younger Vlasta, Máša and others, with whom they do sports, go on trips, and prepare a party. However, a haughty young man, Toufar, suddenly bursts into Jarmila's settled world, in which the girl is cautiously discovering her love for her friend Karel. The seducer, who is cheating on his girlfriend Lucie from Hradec, pretends to be a tramp and editor of the magazine Neohroženost with his parents' money. He uses gentleman-like ways to attract Jarmila, which seems to be working, but at the same time it also confuses her. The girl's insecurity is increased by the manifestations of the troubled love of the carousel people Alois and Božka. The gang does not trust Toufar and try to avoid him. Despite his sons' protests, the professor and his wife leave for a scientific congress abroad. Jarmila cannot wait to get them out of her sight. At the same time, she has a feeling that something is about to happen to her parents. Because of her contacts with Toufar, the whole group turns away from the girl. At the Holiday Student Evening, where the teachers and the headmaster are present, the friends intentionally ignore Jarmila, who is accompanied by Mrs Horáková. Therefore, the girl decides to visit Toufar at his cottage, so she goes there the next day. On the way, she hears a radio announcement that there has been an accident on the train in which her parents were travelling. She comes back home in a hurry. The news also heard the gang and Václav with Karel. Suddenly it seems that the devastated children have grown up. Jarmila, reunited with her friends, takes care of her brothers, and prepares for life without her father and mother. Fortunately, in the morning a telegram arrives from her parents, announcing that they are alive and well. In fact, just before the collision, the Jelenovi couple gets off at a bus stop to refresh the memories of their honeymoon. The wise Jarmila returns to the group and to Karel and Lucie also breaks up with Toufar. Karel punches the seducer in the face and the punished man falls into the river. (Based on the original script)

Note

At the end of the summer of 1944, exterior scenes were filmed around the town of Písek. Then the work was to continue in the studios from November 1944 to January 1945. Due to the lack of available studios, work on the film was stopped. The filming was to serve as a rescue for the young actors from the total deployment in the Reich (Totaleinsatz). The footage has not been preserved. In 1947, director Otakar Vávra decided to return to the subject with his own new script.

Cast

František Smolík

lékař a docent psychiatrie František Jelen

Vlasta Fabianová

Anna, Jelenova žena

Míla Pačová

služebná Cilka

Jana Dítětová

sextánka Jarmila, dcera Jelenových

Karel Richter

septimán Václav, dvojče Jarmily, syn Jelenových

Miroslav Dvořák

dítě Ivánek, mladší syn Jelenových

Zdeněk Dítě

Miloš Toufar

Vladimír Salač

septimán Karel Hlasivec, Jarmilin a Václavův kamarád

Jiří Dohnal

profesor gymnázia Kareš

Jaroslav Průcha

ředitel gymnázia

Marie Kautská

Lucie, Toufarova přítelkyně

Jaromír Spal

kolotočář Alois

Dana Medřická

Božka, Aloisova snoubenka

Miloš Nedbal

profesor gymnázia Nekola

Zdeněk Řehoř

tramp Siblík, Toufarův kamarád

Jiřina Krejčová

sextánka Vlasta

Marta Kučírková

studentka Máša

Ema Gonicová

studentka

Eva Wimmerová

studentka

Blanka Havelková

studentka

M. Klementová

studentka

J. Maříková

studentka

Hejlová

studentka

Šabacká

studentka

Hlaváč

student

Padior

student

Antonín Holzinger

muž z městečka

Ota Motyčka

muž z městečka

Karel Šmíd

muž z městečka

Nezbední bakaláři

profesorský pěvecký sbor gymnázia Jelení v rozhlase

Crew and creators

Based on

Marie Pujmanová (Předtucha – román)

Director of Photography

Petr Rovný

Camera Operator

René Nebeský

Production Designer

Ferdinand Fiala

Set Designer

Antonín Pašek, Jaroslav Veselý

Costumes

Marie Malá, František Mádl, Pavlová

Film Editor

Antonín Zelenka

Production Manager

Otakar Sedláček, Karel Feix (ředitel výroby)

Unit Production Manager

Josef Holomý

Consultant

Miroslav Haller (jazykový poradce)

Cooperation

Antonín Frič (fotograf), Emil Ludvík

Music

Music Composed by

Josef Stelibský

Music Performed by

Orchestr Pragfilmu (Music Conducted by Jiří Fiala)

Songs

Když sluníčko zazáří

Song Composer Josef Stelibský
Writer of Lyrics Jaroslav Mottl
Singer sbor

Láska je infekce /Láska je choroba infekční/

Song Composer Josef Stelibský
Writer of Lyrics Jaroslav Mottl
Singer sbor

Študáci, študáci, študáci, tohle se nikdy nevrací

Song Composer Josef Stelibský
Writer of Lyrics Jaroslav Mottl
Singer Nezbední bakaláři

Já jsem tak ráda na světě

Song Composer Josef Stelibský
Writer of Lyrics Jaroslav Mottl
Singer ženský hlassbor

Locations

Písek, plovárna (Písek), okolí (Písek), Praha, Zbraslav (Praha)

Production info

Original Title

Předtucha

Czech Title

Předtucha

English Title

Premonition

Protectorate parallel title

Vorahnung

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Film state

partially realised project, lost film

Genre

drama

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1944

Production Year

1944

Production specifications

date of censorship nepředloženo cenzuře
start of filming 19 September 1944
end of filming 01/1945

Premiere

premiere neproběhla

Distribution slogan

no caption

Production

Nationalfilm

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Laboratories

Pragfilm

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

92 min

Original length in metres

2 600 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