Supermen

drama

Typology

feature

Czech title

Nadlidé

Runtime

69

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1946

Production year

1946

Premiere

29.11.1946

Language version

Czech

Director

Václav Wasserman

Screenplay

Josef Neuberg

Screenstory

Josef Neuberg

Synopsis

A resistance movement is formed soon after the country is occupied by the German army in 1939. Colonel Jánský and Lieutenant Mašek hide a transmitter and weapons in an abandoned quarry. They are aided by people from the nearby small town of Křemenec - the gamekeeper Severa and the ferryman Svoboda and his elder son. The German army has moved into Křemenec. The only person glad of their presence is the grocer Krejza and his wife coming from Sudetenland. Jánský is arrested in Prague. Mašek manages to escape on his return. Krejza denounces the publican, ferryman and his son, and the gamekeeper with his wife to the Gestapo and the secret policemen come to arrest them. During this tragic event, Eva, Jánský's daughter, comes to visit the ferryman and his son. Svoboda's daughter Anička runs to the gamekeeper's lodge to warn her. She does not know that it is too late and that the lodge is occupied by Germans. A German soldier tries to rape Anička but her mother intervenes. Yet the Germans kill her in the forest as she escapes. Mašek decides to escape with his wife across the border. They stop in Křemenec for Eva who has been left on her own. Before they go, Mašek seeks out Krejza and, as punishment for the death of the Czech patriots, shoots him dead.

Note

The film contains documentary footage filmed in the Prague streets from 15th March 1939.

Cast

Jaroslav Vojta

převozník Prokop Svoboda

Marie Nademlejnská

Anna, Svobodova žena

Vladimír Salač

Frantík, starší syn Svobodových

Eliška Kuchařová

Anička, dcera Svobodových

Jiří Krchňavý

Jeník, mladší syn Svobodových

František Kreuzmann

obchodník Bedřich Krejza

L. H. Struna

řidič Vondrák

Gustav Hilmar

plukovník Jánský

Pavla Vrbenská

Eva, Jánského dcera

František Roland

hajný Josef Severa

Jaroslav Zrotal

nadporučík Mašek alias Karel Hart

Libuše Zemková

Jarmila, Maškova žena

Eduard Linkers

poručík SS

František Marek

kapitán Wolf

Ota Motyčka

hospodský Václav Šafránek

František Miška

Jiří, Jánského syn

Jaroslav Seník

četník

Radovan Lukavský

unterscharführer

Ferdinand Jarkovský

návštěvník hospody v klobouku

Zdeněk Hodr

gestapák

Ladislav Čermák

příslušník SS ve Wolfově kanceláři

Antonín Jirsa

muž na ulici

Marie Šponarová

Jánského žena

Helena Tomanová

Greta, Krejzova žena

Marie Marková-Nekolová

Severova žena

Svatopluk Bezděka

V. Provazníková

Commentary

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Josef Neuberg

Screenstory

Josef Neuberg

Screenplay

Josef Neuberg

Commentary by

Václav Běhounek

Second Unit Photography

Jaroslav Kníže

Production Designer

Karel Škvor

Set Designer

Ina Žáková

Film Editor

Antonín Zelenka

Sound Designer

Josef Vlček

Production Manager

Karel Šilhánek

Unit Production Manager

František Jelínek, František Novák, František Růžička, Karel Klikar

Cooperation

František Michališ

Music

Music Composed by

Jiří Fiala

Music Performed by

FISYO

Music Conducted by

Otakar Pařík (FISYO)

Songs

Madelon, nalej mi vína /La Madelon de la victoire-Madelon vítězná/

Songwriter

Charles Borel-Clerc (Madelon, nalej mi vína /La Madelon de la victoire-Madelon vítězná/)

Production info

Original Title

Nadlidé

English Title

Supermen

Working Title

Nezapomeň

Copyright

1946

Production Year

1946

Premiere

29.11.1946

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Creative Group

Karel Feix

Technical info

Versions

Czech

Awards

Vítěz

Event: Aprobační komise pro schvalování českých filmů

1947
Praha / Czechoslovakia
Jaroslav Tuzar