The Stolen Frontier

drama

Typology

feature

Czech title

Uloupená hranice

Runtime

86

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1947

Production year

1947

Premiere

14.03.1947

Language version

Czech

Director

Jiří Weiss

Screenplay

Miloslav Fábera, Bohumil Štěpánek, Jiří Weiss

Screenstory

Miloslav Fábera

Synopsis

In autumn 1938, Czech inhabitants of the border regions are forced to leave their homes. In the Kalich village in the Ore Mountains region only the wood-cutter Srbek, tax officers and gendarmes stay. There are more and more conflicts in the old Langer's mixed Czech-German family. Daughter Anna Marie feels Czech after her mother while her brother Hans is fanatically loyal to the idea of Greater Germany and, together with other Germans, is preparing an armed attack against the Czechs. The situation culminates in a real battle after mobilisation is proclaimed. In his heedlessness, Hans doesn't even hesitate to shoot at his own sister, who prefers the Czech side. He marches into battle alongside the Sudeten Nazis, one of which shot his mother while his father hung himself of grief. Hans is killed in a shooting next to the gendarmes' station. Gendarmes are fighting the attackers together with the army which came to help. In the morning, however, they are given an order to vacate the border region. They all comply bitterly and move inland but with a hope that they will return one day.

Cast

L. H. Struna

dřevorubec Srbek

Rudolf Deyl ml.

četař Vrba

Rudolf Široký

vrchní strážmistr Josef Prýmek

J. O. Martin

dřevorubec Mathias Langer

Marie Nademlejnská

Langerova žena

Milica Kolofíková

Anna Marie, dcera Langerových

Josef Maršálek

Hans, syn Langerových

Eduard Linkers

nadlesní Otto Czapan

Saša Rašilov

vrchní respicient Antonín Brož

Karel Effa

závodčí Jarda

Miloslav Holub

poštmistr Johann Zeisler

Elvíra Lammerová

Greta, Zeislerova žena

Robert Vrchota

Kurt Reichmann

Terezie Brzková

babička Srbková

Jana Koulová

Jana, Srbkova dcera

Vilém Pfeiffer

strážmistr Václav Sychra

Hynek Němec

dřevorubec Erlbach

Bohumil Slabihoudek

rytmistr Rylek

Jaroslav Orlický

dřevorubec Jung

Karel Peyr

sturmführer Tidden

Vlastimil Brodský

adjunkt Mahler

Josef Bulík

Fabián Srbek

Stanislav Valenta

financ Sezima

Crew and creators

Director

Jiří Weiss

Screenstory

Miloslav Fábera

Camera

Jan Roth

Production Designer

Ferdinand Fiala

Set Designer

František Nestler

Make-Up Artist

Václav Kamarád

Film Editor

Antonín Zelenka

Sound Designer

Jan Paleček

Production Manager

Jaroslav Niklas

Unit Production Manager

Robert Vyhlídka

Consultant

plk. Boris Bořík, pplk. A. M. Pryl

Music

Music Composed by

Jiří Srnka

Music Performed by

FISYO

Music Conducted by

Milivoj Uzelac (FISYO)

Production info

Original Title

Uloupená hranice

English Title

The Stolen Frontier

Working Title

Dny zrady

Copyright

1947

Production Year

1947

Premiere

14.03.1947

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
Bohumil Štěpánek

Vítěz

Event: Aprobační komise pro schvalování českých filmů

1947
Praha / Czechoslovakia
Jiří Weiss

Vítěz

Event: Aprobační komise pro schvalování českých filmů

1947
Praha / Czechoslovakia
Jan Roth

Vítěz

Event: Aprobační komise pro schvalování českých filmů

1947
Praha / Czechoslovakia
Jiří Srnka