The Village Revolt

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1948

Production year

1948

Premiere

16 April 1949

Runtime

101 min

Director

Josef Mach

Category

film

Genre

comedy

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Vzbouření na vsi

Czech title

Vzbouření na vsi

English title

The Village Revolt

Synopsis

The quiet life of the people from the village Čiré is upset by their visit to an agricultural exhibition in Prague. While the men like the tractor plow, the women are enamoured with the washing machine. However, the money in the communal safe is not enough for both. At least, the men ploughed with horses, while the women washed all the laundry by hand. There are big arguments in many of the families. Because only men are members in the local National Committee, the final decision is to buy the tractor. They are helped in their decision by the cunning farmer Harazim, who rents the pasture by the river which should become the wash-house. Harazim even tries to buy that land, together with an old shed that is there. A member of the National Committee, Mráček, doesn't make it to the wedding of his own daughter Ančka and Tonda Veselý because of all the meetings and fights. The angry women decide to call a strike. They leave the men to care for the children and do the housework while they all move to the widow Lencová's. The men soon stop swaggering after they realize how hard house work is. When they find secret supplies underneath Harazim's shed, the men stand no chance any more and the women will have the wash-house in Čiré. But before that the men will have to do the last washing by hand.

Cast

Vojta Plachý-Tůma

sedlák Harazim

Marie Nademlejnská

Harazimova žena

Běla Jurdová

Manča, dcera Harazimových

Otomar Korbelář

předseda národního výboru Kubeš

František Filipovský

člen národního výboru Josef Mráček

Ella Nollová

Antonie, Mráčkova žena

Jiřina Bílá

Ančka, dcera Mráčkových

Jiří Dohnal

Tonda Veselý, ženich Ančky

Gustav Nezval

člen národního výboru Jan Valenta

Světla Svozilová

Marie Lencová

Milica Kolofíková

Věra, dcera Lencové

Eman Fiala

člen národního výboru Jasan

Lída Vostrčilová

Jasanova žena, zvaná Jasanka

Jaroslav Seník

člen národního výboru Černý

Věra Kalendová

Barbora, žena Černého

Emanuel Hříbal

bubeník Hůlka

Darja Hajská

Hůlkova žena

Josefa Pechlátová

Voráčkova žena

Bolek Prchal

člen národního výboru Hladík

Jindra Hermanová

Hladíkova žena

Jana Hrdličková

malá Mařenka Mráčková

Karel Pavlík

zástupce na výstavišti u traktorů

Josef Steigl

spící muž ve vlaku

Milka Balek-Brodská

tetička na svatbě

Jan W. Speerger

strýček na svatbě

Rudolf Princ

host na stavbě

František Formánek

Crew and creators

Director

Josef Mach

Screenstory

Václav Řezáč

Director of Photography

Bohumil Vích

Production Designer

Ferdinand Fiala

Costume Designer

Věra Tatterová

Sound Designer

Emanuel Formánek

Production Manager

Josef Beran

Unit Production Manager

Stanko Bohata

Music

Music Composed by

Julius Kalaš

Music Performed by

FISYO (Music Conducted by Otakar Pařík),

Singer

sbor (Jaká by to hanba byla – píseň)

Songs

Poljuško, pole

Songwriter Lev Knipper

Jaká by to hanba byla

Songwriter sbor

Nešťastný šafářův dvoreček

Production info

Original Title

Vzbouření na vsi

Czech Title

Vzbouření na vsi

English Title

The Village Revolt

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

comedy

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1948

Production Year

1948

Production specifications

start of filming 08/1948
projection approval 25 March 1949 (konec povolení k promítání 25. 3. 1954)

Premiere

premiere 16 April 1949

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Studio

Hostivař

Creative Group

V. výrobní skupina Vávra – Feix, Karel Feix (produkční šéf V. výrobní skupiny), Otakar Vávra (umělecký šéf V. výrobní skupiny)

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

101 min

Original length in metres

2 879 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

Awards

Vítěz

Event: Národní ceny za rok 1949

1949
Praha / Czechoslovakia
Josef Mach