Lost People

drama

Typology

feature

Lenght

long

Czech title

Ztracenci

Runtime

80 min

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1956

Production year

1956

Premiere

10.05.1957

Language version

Czech

Director

Miloš Makovec

Synopsis

This dramatic story of three lost soldiers occurs in 1763, in the time of the Prussian-Austrian war. The footsoldier Václav has fled from Prussian captivity. Before returning to his army, he wants to visit his home village and his lovely Baruška whom he has not seen for seven years. On the way he meets a starved and ragged cuirassier, a deserter, who refuses to return to the army. The cuirassier joins the footsoldier and together they find a wounded Austrian hussar in the woods. Starving, they try to rob a farmer riding on a waggon. Upon hearing a child's cry from the waggon, the hussar frees the farmer. At night the three men succeed to find a solitary house inhabited by the footsoldier's friend Jíra. Jíra is shocked at what he sees - years ago, he received the news about Václav's death and married Baruška himself. They all are unhappy to learn of the cruel effects of the war upon their lives. The hussar killed a child once and is haunted by its dead eyes. The soldiers decide to desert and leave the house. The lonely house is immediately afterwards attacked by the Prussians. The deserters hear the cry of Baruška's child, return to the house and again take up their weapons, helping Jíra and Baruška escape with the child. Covering their withdrawal, however, all the three soldiers die, one after another.

Cast

Gustáv Valach

kyrysník

Stanislav Fišer

pěšák Václav

Alena Vránová

Baruška

Karel Enzmann

pruský důstojník

Jan Maška

voják Šafařík

Ladislav Gzela

Ziethenův husar

Vladimír Klemens

Ziethenův husar

Crew and creators

Assistant Director

Zdena Štekrová, Věra Chytilová, Miroslav Kubišta

Screenstory

Jiří Brdečka

Based on

Alois Jirásek (Ztracenci – povídka)

Shooting Script

Miloš Makovec

Production Designer

Oldřich Bosák

Art Director

Michael Romberg

Make-Up Artist

Vladimír Černý

Sound Designer

Emil Poledník

Production Manager

Rudolf Fencl

Unit Production Manager

Václav Cajthaml

Cooperation

Juraj Červík

Music

Music Composed by

Jan Rychlík

Music Performed by

FISYO

Music Conducted by

Štěpán Koníček (FISYO)

Production info

Original Title

Ztracenci

English Title

Lost People

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

drama

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1956

Production Year

1956

Premiere

10.05.1957

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Creative Group

Feix – Daniel, František Daniel, Karel Feix

Technical info

Lenght

long

Runtime

80 min

Versions

Czech

Awards

Vítěz

Festival: 6. světový festival mládeže a studentstva Moskva

1957
Moskva / Russia

Vítěz

Festival: 6. světový festival mládeže a studentstva Moskva

1957
Moskva / Russia
Vladimír Novotný