Day Comes After Night

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1955

Production year

1955

Premiere

2 March 1956

Runtime

85 min

Category

film

Genre

drama

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Po noci den

Czech title

Po noci den

English title

Day Comes After Night

Working title

Horké dny

Synopsis

The female worker Karla Tolarová arrives in the small South Bohemian village of Běšice at the start of her temporary voluntary work. She is staying with the chairman of the cooperative Drátek whose over-sensitive pregnant wife keeps making jealous scenes. Karla soon notices a gloomy atmosphere in the village. Sláma, once the wealthiest farmer in the village, deliberately spreads rumours of approaching war and most of the inhabitants are struck with fear. Sláma is helped in his subversive activities by Jouza Lešťák who wants to marry Sláma's sister and get his hands on her property; in doing so he does not worry about endangering the life of his invalid wife Fanynka. Karla is a sincere woman and, even though she often has to face the mistrust of the inhabitants, she gradually influences life in the village. The cooperative farmers, vainly waiting for the mechanization of the tractor station, start harvesting the over-ripe corn with scythes themselves. Drátek also pulls himself together after losing authority in the village as a result of arguments with his wife. After talking with Karla, Růžena Drátková learns to support her husband. In an open dispute between Sláma and Tolarová the villagers side unanimously with the Karla and the farmer thus loses his influence.

Cast

Marie Vášová

brigádnice Karla Tolarová

Soběslav Sejk

předseda JZD Josef Drátek

Marie Glázrová

Růžena, Drátkova žena

Vlasta Chramostová

krmička Fanynka Lešťáková

Ladislav Pešek

Jouza Lešťák, Fanynčin muž

Jaroslav Vojta

Antonín Vávra, družstevník a předseda KSČ

Marie Nademlejnská

Marie, Vávrova žena

Marcela Martínková

Jiřina, dcera Vávrových

František Kreuzmann

sedlák Josef Sláma

Libuše Pešková

Anna, Slámova sestra

Josef Beyvl

družstevník František Krompík

Věra Kalendová

Běta, Krompíkova žena

Antonín Šůra

Jarda, syn Krompíkových

Ivana Dvořáková

Janička, dcera Drátkových

Hana Šrámková

Jiřinina kamarádka Vlasta

Jiřina Jirásková

Jiřinina kamarádka

Oldřich Musil

montér STS

Emil Bolek

družstevník, člen výboru

Karel Pavlík

hostinský

Alena Jančaříková

venkovské děvče

Eva Řepíková

venkovské děvče

Crew and creators

Screenstory

Ema Řezáčová

Shooting Script

Jaroslav Mach

Director of Photography

Josef Střecha

Camera Operator

Vojtěch Kuthan

Production Designer

Karel Škvor, Karel Černý

Set Designer

František Straka

Sound Designer

František Fabián

Production Manager

František Sandr

Unit Production Manager

Václav Rouha

Music

Music Composed by

Štěpán Lucký

Music Performed by

FISYO (Music Conducted by Milivoj Uzelac),

Songs

Teče voda, vodička

Singer sbor

Na tej záblacké hrázi

Singer sbor

Jindy sedlák býval

Singer sbor

Production info

Original Title

Po noci den

Czech Title

Po noci den

English Title

Day Comes After Night

Working Title

Horké dny

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

drama

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1955

Production Year

1955

Production specifications

start of filming 21 April 1955
projection approval 23 December 1955

Premiere

premiere 2 March 1956

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Studio

Hostivař

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

85 min

Original length in metres

2 408 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