We Love

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1951

Production year

1951

Premiere

12 September 1952

Runtime

85 min

Category

film

Genre

drama, socialist-realism

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Milujeme

Czech title

Milujeme

English title

We Love

Working title

Zítra se nefárá

Synopsis

The novices from the mining training centre become involved in the social life of the boarding house and Engels mine. At the mine preparations are being made for a project of digging a connection to join the Engels and Ludvík mines. No-one is suspecting that the former foreman Bürger is planning an act of sabotage. Part of the mine is filled with water and the present factory managers know nothing about it. Bürger uses the engineer Lauda for his purposes, since he possesses a document stating that, during the occupation, the miner Vrubel died in a concentration camp after Lauda had informed on him. Lauda has to succumb to Bürger's blackmailing and puts through a dangerous variant of the project. The work to join the two mines begins with the assistance of the trainees. Foreman Gavrecký discovers by chance that work had already been carried out on this very same site but was for some reason interrupted. He immediately alerts the engineer Hrůzek. The trainees also chance upon some strange goings on. They find Bürger's plan which Lauda has lost, and Tonda Vrubel overhears a conversation between Bürger and Lauda about a planned escape. They tell the management about what they have discovered who in turn inform the police. With the trainees' help the two saboteurs are then arrested.

Note

Shortly after the start of filming, cameraman Karel Degl died and was replaced by his colleague Jaromír Holpuch.

Cast

Jaroslav Průcha

vedoucí internátu Mařec zvaný táta

František Peterka

předák učňů Vojta Gavrecký

Jarmila Krulišová

Mirka, Vojtova dívka

Oldřich Lukeš

závodní Barvík

Vladimír Hlavatý

ing. František Hrůzek

Jaroslav Vojta

horník Saladyga

František Kovářík

děd Gavrecký

Zdeněk Kryzánek

Bürger, bývalý závodní

Vilém Besser

učeň Tonda Vrubel

Stanislav Fišer

učeň Jiří Jedlička

Stanislav Bruder

učeň Hilar

Lumír Blahník

učeň Franta Gavlas

Jana Hrdličková

učnice bavlnářských závodů Jitka

Antonín Holzinger

učitel tance

Zdeněk Duss

Hilen

Radim Nikodém

učeň Petr Zajonc

Jaroslav Oliverius

učeň Slávek

Antonín Mikulič

učeň Pepík Zifka

Radovan Lukavský

komisař SNB

Jaroslav Orlický

příslušník SNB

Václav Švec

hostinský

Věra Váchová

sekretářka

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Věra Ženíšková

Director of Photography

Jaromír Holpuch, Karel Degl

Production Designer

Alois Mecera

Set Designer

Josef Calta

Make-Up Artist

Václav Volk

Film Editor

Jan Kohout

Production Manager

Rudolf Hájek, Ladislav Terš

Consultant

Josef Kopřiva

Cooperation

P. Mrázová (fotografka)

Music

Music Composed by

Dalibor C. Vačkář

Music Performed by

FISYO (Music Conducted by Otakar Pařík)

Songs

Já si kopnem, dvakrát hopnem

Singer mužský sbor

Nočko, nočko, kaj si se poděla

Singer mužský sbor

Hej panímámo, švarnou dceru máte

Singer Jarmila Krulišovásbor

Píseň radosti

Songwriter Dalibor C. Vačkář

Májový valčík

Songwriter Dalibor C. Vačkář

Šťastnou cestu

Songwriter Dalibor C. Vačkář

Production info

Original Title

Milujeme

Czech Title

Milujeme

English Title

We Love

Working Title

Zítra se nefárá

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

drama, socialist-realism

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1951

Production Year

1951

Production specifications

start of filming 8 April 1951
end of filming 10/1951
the first film copy approved 12 December 1951
projection approval 27 February 1952 (konec povolení k promítání 27. 2. 1957)

Premiere

premiere 12 September 1952 /suitable for youths/ (kina Blaník /2 týdny/, Lucerna /2 týdny/ a Kyjev /1 týden/, Praha)

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Studio

Hostivař

Creative Group

V. tvůrčí kolektiv Vítězslava Kocourka, Vítězslav Kocourek (vedoucí V. tvůrčího kolektivu)

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

85 min

Original length in metres

2 432 meters

Distribution carrier

16mm, 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