Pipe of Peace

narrative

Typology

feature

Czech title

Dýmka míru

Runtime

0 min

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1949

Production year

1949

Language version

Czech

Director

Vladimír Sís

Synopsis

The woodturner from Brno, František Bouček, made five pipes, decorated with an Indian head. He wrapped them up carefully and sent them to his old fellow-fighters from the Second World War. A small incident is connected with each of the recipients of the gifts. The Englishman decides not to give his nephew a sabre for his birthday but to lead him to the way of peace instead. The Frenchman is hurt during a demonstration and has to hide with his friends. He hardly notices the pipe in his faintness. The Greek is a teacher and is taken to be interrogated by the government soldiers. He knows very well that they will want him to reveal all he knows about the people from the village, who were all his pupils once. So he decides to run away and he takes his friend's gift - the pipe - with him. The American is a journalist, and in the ardour of writing down his invented reports, doesn't even know what the pipe should stand for. The Russian recalls the event from the end of the war. At that time, all the recipients of the gifts met together on a little railway station in the North of Germany, where they waited for a train to arrive and smoked together from a single pipe, which then became the pipe of peace.

Cast

Miloslav Holub

konstruktér Vsevolod Jefimovič Karkov

Martin Růžek

Angličan Francis Young

Václav Všelicha

řecký učitel Petros Vares

Jožka Stoklasa

americký novinář Norman Collins

Zlatomír Vacek

čínský sluha Ling

Eva Kubešová

Collinsova milá

Antonín Dobiáš

soustružník dýmek

Otakar Dadák

Francouz u Duprese

Leonid Pribytkov

Rus

Crew and creators

Film Editor

Zdeněk Stehlík

Production Manager

Milan Hachla

Music

Music Composed by

Jan Tomšíček

Songs

Škoda lásky

Songwriter

Jaromír Vejvoda (Škoda lásky)

Production info

Original Title

Dýmka míru

English Title

Pipe of Peace

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

narrative

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1949

Production Year

1949

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Technical info

Versions

Czech