I Do Not Understand

drama

Typology

feature

Czech title

Nerozumím

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1947

Production year

1947

Premiere

10.10.1947

Language version

Czech

Director

Vladimír Čech

Synopsis

After the German occupation of Czechoslovakia in 1939 the Czech pilot Captain Černý, who intends joining the foreign army, says farewell to his wife and small son. He plays young Jeník his favourite lullaby on the piano for the last time. After the end of the War in the spring of 1945 he now returns home as a colonel. From the caretaker he hears the tragic news of the death of his wife and the disappearance of his son. With the help of an organization searching for missing persons and the Soviet officer Pavlov, he starts looking for Jenda in childrens' reception camps. After much disappointment, a coincidence leads him to the German teacher Mrs Weber. She first states unconvincingly that the boy had died. Then Pavlov notices a birthmark on the hand of a boy mending his bicycle in front of the house. Černý plays the lullaby on the piano, the boy runs in and throws himself into his father's arms.

Cast

Jan Pivec

kapitán Václav Černý, později pluk

Blanka Waleská

Jarmila, manželka Černého

Eliška Novotná

učitelka hudby Weberová

Mirek Pilný

šestiletý Jeník, syn Černých

Zdeněk Borovec

dvanáctiletý Jeník

Václav Irmanov

kapitán Pavlov

Antonín Kandert

vrchní strážmistr Kohout

Vladimír Ráž

strážmistr Láznička

Antonín Riedl

Němec

Marie Ptáková

domovnice Petráková

Hermína Vojtová

služebná u Weberů

Josef Hlinomaz

úředník

Jaroslav Zrotal

úředník pátrací služby dr.Vaňátko

Věra Petáková

ošetřovatelka

J. O. Martin

Petrák

Commentary

Dubbing

Eduard Linkers

hlas gestapáka

Crew and creators

Screenstory

Vladimír Čech

Screenplay

Vladimír Čech

Camera Operator

Jan Čuřík, Vratislav Matina

Production Designer

Miroslav Pelc

Set Designer

Oldřich Novotný

Sound Designer

Miloslav Hůrka

Production Manager

Karel Kohout

Consultant

kpt. Josef Gruden, kpt. A. Anisimov

Music

Music Composed by

Dalibor C. Vačkář

Music Performed by

FISYO

Music Conducted by

Milivoj Uzelac (FISYO)

Songs

Jeníčku náš /Ukolébavka/

Singer

Jan Pivec (Jeníčku náš /Ukolébavka/)

Production info

Original Title

Nerozumím

English Title

I Do Not Understand

Copyright

1947

Production Year

1947

Premiere

10.10.1947

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Technical info

Versions

Czech

Awards

Vítěz

Event: Aprobační komise pro schvalování českých filmů

1947
Praha / Czechoslovakia
Vladimír Čech

Vítěz

Event: Aprobační komise pro schvalování českých filmů

1947
Praha / Czechoslovakia
Dalibor C. Vačkář

Vítěz

Event: Aprobační komise pro schvalování českých filmů

1947
Praha / Czechoslovakia
Vladimír Čech