Day Comes After Night

drama

Typology

feature

Czech title

Po noci den

Runtime

85

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1955

Production year

1955

Premiere

02.03.1956

Language version

Czech

Director

Jaroslav Mach

Screenplay

Ema Řezáčová

Screenstory

Ema Řezáčová

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

Vladimír Jedenáctík

družstevník

Emil Bolek

družstevník, člen výboru

Svatopluk Skládal

traktorista

Karel Pavlík

hostinský

Alena Jančaříková

venkovské děvče

Slávka Rosenbergová

družstevnice

Eva Řepíková

venkovské děvče

Crew and creators

Assistant Director

Eliška Šindelářová, Jiří Jungwirth

Screenstory

Ema Řezáčová

Shooting Script

Jaroslav Mach

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 (FISYO)

Songs

Teče voda, vodička, Na tej záblacké hrázi, Jindy sedlák býval

Singer

sbor (Teče voda, vodička), sbor (Na tej záblacké hrázi), sbor (Jindy sedlák býval)

Production info

Original Title

Po noci den

English Title

Day Comes After Night

Working Title

Horké dny

Copyright

1955

Production Year

1955

Premiere

02.03.1956

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Technical info

Versions

Czech