Confession

drama

Typology

feature

Czech title

Přiznání

Runtime

92

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1950

Production year

1950

Premiere

15.06.1951

Language version

Czech

Director

Jiří Lehovec

Screenplay

Josef Neuberg, František Vlček

Screenstory

Josef Neuberg, František Vlček

Synopsis

The solitary and hard-working stoker Václav Severa works in a factory on the border. The driver who arrives bringing new equipment addresses him as Urban. The War has just ended and someone with a double identity arouses suspicion. The stoker thus has to explain himself to the factory committee. His real name is Antonín Urban. During the 1930s he worked for the railways guarding the tracks. His happiness was cut short with the tragic death of his wife and four-year-old son. He moved to another town where he found a job as a shunter. He married again but the marriage fell apart. Under the influence of the worker Šoltys, Urban began to take an interest in social issues. The factory-owner Kolátor wanted secretly to transfer his plant to Slovakia and close down the local branch. Urban warned the workers and they tried to push the cars containing the machinery back to the factory. Kolátor tried to stop them and seriously injured Urban with a rod when he was switching the points. The wealthy industrialist managed to turn the whole case against Urban in court and the latter was unjustly sentenced to ten years in prison. The War began and the occupying forces transferred him to a labour camp, forcing him to work in a lime works in Germany. At the end of the War his fellow prisoner Václav Severa was killed during an air raid. Urban, fearing he would be sent back to prison, used Severa's documents to change his identity. The committee members recognize that Urban is an honest man and welcome him back to the collective.

Cast

Oldřich Lukeš

Václav Severa vl.jm. Antonín Urban

Oldřich Vykypěl

dělník u Kolátora Karel Šoltys

Antonie Hegerliková

Anička, Urbanova žena

Jana Dítětová

Julča, Urbanova druhá žena

František Kreuzmann

prokurista Rezek

Jaroslav Seník

továrník Ferdinand Kolátor

František Holar

řidič Trmal

Felix le Breux

JUDr. Lorenc

Bedřich Vrbský

státní zástupce

František Vnouček

obhájce JUDr. Vlach

J. O. Martin

mistr Suchý

Karel Holek

Vondrák

Jiří Sovák

dělník

Bohumil Machník

dělník Kouša

Ella Nollová

vdova Mikotová, Julčina matka

Emil Kavan

úředník

Jitka Lešáková

zapisovatelka

Lubomír Lipský

topič Franta

Josef Příhoda

zřízenec Trčka

Josef Kozák

zedník Václav Severa

Jan S. Kolár

advokát

R.A. Strejka

přísedící

Jiří Majer

přísedící

Jiřina Sedlářová

ošetřovatelka

Věra Kalendová

hostinská

Antonín Holzinger

hostinský

Jan W. Speerger

číšník

Rudolf Deyl ml.

dělník Jareš

Radovan Lukavský

dělník, člen závodní rady

Miroslav Homola

JUDr. Nettik

Vladimír Svitáček

dělník Prokop

Věra Váchová

sekretářka

Vítězslav Boček

přednosta stanice

Rudolf Deyl st.

předseda soudu

Zdeněk Hodr

soudní zapisovatel

Zdeněk Šavrda

soudní zřízenec v uniformě

Emil Bolek

dělník, člen závodní rady

Antonín Šůra

dělník, člen závodní rady

Karel Houska

železničář Krucký

Karel Kocourek

vrátný

Ferdinand Jarkovský

host v hospodě

Jan Fischer

pokladník na dráze

Arna Pekárková

členka závodní rady

Crew and creators

Assistant Director

Vladimír Svitáček

Second Unit Photography

Josef Novotný

Production Designer

Ferdinand Fiala

Make-Up Artist

Karel Marek

Sound Designer

Josef Vlček

Production Manager

Rudolf Fencl, Bohuslav Kubásek

Cooperation

Jiří Weiss (režijní spolupráce), Karel Ješátko (fotografie)

Music

Music Composed by

František Škvor

Music Performed by

FISYO

Music Conducted by

Otakar Pařík (FISYO)

Songs

Koulelo se jablíčko

Songwriter

Jaroslav Jankovec (Koulelo se jablíčko)

Production info

Original Title

Přiznání

English Title

Confession

Copyright

1950

Production Year

1950

Premiere

15.06.1951

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Creative Group

Vladimír Kabelík

Technical info

Versions

Czech