Who Is Guilty?

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1946

Production year

1946

Runtime

12 min

Category

film

Genre

educational

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionshort

Original title

Kdo je vinen?

Czech title

Kdo je vinen?

English title

Who Is Guilty?

Synopsis

A mother arrives in the court room bringing her daughter in a wheelchair. The judge has to ascertain to what extent the driver of the lorry which injured her is guilty. The testimonies of the witnesses, the little girl and the driver finally indicate that the accident was more a combination of unfortunate circumstances in which all participants played a role. A cart carrying straw and drawn by horses was coming in the opposite direction near the middle of the road. When a man on a bicycle tried to overtake the wide cart, the lorry driver swerved his lorry to the edge of the road where the little girl was playing in a squat position. The vehicle hit her before the driver was aware of it. He was only stopped by a woman who had witnessed the accident from a nearby field. The judge declares the driver innocent.

Cast

Václav Švec

řidič Karel Novák

Jana Hrdličková

Julinka Vaňková

Gabriela Kalfusová

svědkyně Pokorná

Crew and creators

Director of Photography

Pavel Hrdlička

Production Designer

Miroslav Pelc

Sound Designer

Josef Vlček

Production Manager

Miloslav Procházka

Consultant

Jaroslav Hallyák, František Štýbr

Music

Music Composed by

Jiří Sternwald

Production info

Original Title

Kdo je vinen?

Czech Title

Kdo je vinen?

English Title

Who Is Guilty?

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

educational

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1946

Production Year

1946

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Studio

Radlice

Creative Group

Pracovní skupina Miloslava Procházky, Miloslav Procházka (šéf pracovní skupiny)

Technical info

Duration typology

short film

Duration in minutes

12 min

Original length in metres

352 meters

Distribution carrier

35mm

Aspect ratio

1:1,37

Colour

black & white

Sound

sound

Sound system/format

mono

Versions

Czech

Dialogue languages

Czech

Subtitles languages

without subtitles

Opening/End credits languages

Czech