Vladimír Olmer's Guilt

drama

Typology

feature

Czech title

Vina Vladimíra Olmera

Runtime

103

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1956

Production year

1956

Premiere

26.10.1956

Language version

Czech

Director

Václav Gajer

Synopsis

Vladimír Olmer is a student at the faculty of medicine. His father, a well known surgeon from Prague, is very proud of him. One day, Vladimír happens to meet his old friend from school, Emil Prokeš. He joins the circle of Emil's frivolous friends whose only worry is how to find the money for their idle life without doing any work. The trusting Vladimír soon grows fond of his new friends, especially after the beautiful Helena shows an interest in him. Very soon, the drinking parties become more important for Vladimír than his studies. Mirek, who is his only true friend, tries to warn him but in vain. The easy-going life ends with a fateful party at which Emil is shot at and wounded. The case cannot be hushed up; police officers engage in it and Vladimír is expelled from the faculty for one year. His father doesn't survive the disappointment. After his death, Emil defrauds Vladimír of the flat and everything his father has left him. He talks Vladimír into stealing a car and they are caught and have to go to court. They are sentenced to prison for a number of years; only Vladimír is released with a suspended sentence. He has matured and is returning to his life with the aim of finishing his studies and becoming a decent man.

Cast

Eduard Cupák

medik Vladimír Olmer

Jiří Brož (2)

prodavač v bazaru Emil Prokeš

Dana Nejdlová

Jiřina, Emilova sestra

Alena Vránová

barmanka Helena

Stanislav Fišer

Tomáš Benda

Miroslav Zounar

Mirek Koutný, Vladimírův spolužák

Jana Brejchová

servírka Kamila

František Smolík

MUDr. Olmer, Vladimírův otec

Jan Pivec

Josef Hradec

Jaroslav Raušer

ing. Benda, Tomášův otec

Anna Gabrielová

Bendová, Tomášova matka

Josef Kemr

Koutný, Mirkův bratr, pracovník laboratoře

Marta Kučírková

Růžena Koutná, Mirkova švagrová

Vladimír Hlavatý

vedoucí laboratoře

Ladislav Šimek

vedoucí bazaru

František Horák

vyšetřovatel

Jiří Němeček

taxikář

Marie Lukášová

Králová, Vladimírova domácí

Arnošt Faltýnek

majitel ukradeného auta

Jiřina Bohdalová

Mirkova a Vladimírova spolužačka

Ota Motyčka

učitel, soused Bendových

Hermína Vojtová

Zikmundová

Eva Svobodová

laborantka Marie

Luděk Pilc

číšník

Jaroslav Nedvěd

E. Andres

Crew and creators

Assistant Director

Jaroslava Koudelová, Zdeněk Maršálek, Vladislav Delong

Shooting Script

Václav Gajer

Production Designer

Boris Moravec

Set Designer

Jiří Rulík, Ladislav Winkelhöfer

Costume Designer

Karel Postřehovský

Make-Up Artist

Karel Marek

Sound Designer

Milan R. Novotný

Production Manager

Zdeněk Oves

Unit Production Manager

František Urbánek

Consultant

MUDr. Jaroslav Šterzl, dr. Otakar Balaš, Kamil Pixa

Music

Music Composed by

Jiří Srnka

Music Performed by

FISYO, Orchestr Karla Vlacha

Music Conducted by

Milivoj Uzelac (FISYO), Karel Vlach (Orchestr Karla Vlacha)

Songs

Odcházíš tichou nocí, Na mém stolku leží, Na břehu oheň

Production info

Original Title

Vina Vladimíra Olmera

English Title

Vladimír Olmer's Guilt

Working Title

Na prahu života

Copyright

1956

Production Year

1956

Premiere

26.10.1956

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Creative Group

Šebor – Kratochvíl, Miloš Václav Kratochvíl, Jiří Šebor

Technical info

Versions

Czech

Awards

Vítěz

Festival: 9. mezinárodní filmový festival Karlovy Vary

1956
Karlovy Vary / Czechoslovakia
Jan Kališ