The Mother's Day 1945

drama

Typology

feature

Czech title

Svátek matek 1945

Runtime

0 min

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1946

Production year

1946

Language version

Czech

Director

K. M. Walló

Synopsis

On Mother's Day, May 1945, an uprising against the German invaders broke out in Prague. The young husband has just enough time to congratulate his wife Miluška, who just had a baby, get armed and take his position at the barricades. German soldiers break into the apartment where his wife is alone with the baby. One of them likes the woman and she is saved from his rude advances only by the fact that all the people from the building are driven into the basement. Her little daughter's milk bottle breaks and Miluška is upset. A fire breaks out in the house, the Red Cross intervenes and the Germans are forced to let the women leave the basement. A German soldier throws a hand grenade after the young woman and she falls on the swaddling clothes together with her child. The child shows no signs of life. But inside the shelter a nurse takes care of the mother and realizes the child is alive. Miluška's joy joins the overwhelming feeling of happiness spreading among the people who have just discovered that Prague has been liberated.

Cast

Dagmar Matějovská

Miluška

Hedvika Matějovská

dítě Hedvika

Vladimír Hlavatý

Franta Novák, Jendův kamarád

Zdeněk Šavrda

příslušník SS

Bohuš Záhorský

lékař Červeného kříže

Vlasta Fáberová

mladá žena z domu

Eva Šmeralová

Božena Blahníková

Marie Machníková

Ludmila Svobodová

Josef Pehr

mladý muž

Bolek Prchal

muž s fajfkou

K. I. Kukušin

rudoarmějec

Crew and creators

Director

K. M. Walló

Screenstory

František Papoušek (2)

Screenplay

K. M. Walló

Production Designer

Miroslav Pelc

Set Designer

Ina Žáková

Production Manager

Miloš Schmiedberger

Consultant

pplk. Alexander Jäkl

Music

Music Composed by

Jiří Sternwald

Selected Music

Josef Suk (V nový život – pochod)

Production info

Original Title

Svátek matek 1945

English Title

The Mother's Day 1945

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

drama

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1946

Production Year

1946

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Technical info

Versions

Czech