Twisting Currents

drama

Typology

feature

Czech title

V proudech

Runtime

98

Country

Czechoslovakia, France

Copyright

1957

Production year

1957

Premiere

16.05.1958

Language version

Czech

Director

Vladimír Vlček

Screenplay

Colette Audry, Josef Picek, Pierre Laroche, Vladimír Vlček

Screenstory

Josef Picek

Synopsis

Jean is running away from the police. At one of Paris's railway stations he finds himself among sportsmen who are going to Prague for a boating competition. The water sports men take him to be the new masseur; only trainer Benoit realizes that this is not true. However, he tacitly agrees to take Jean with them. Jean catches sight of a beautiful girl during the competition. It's the student Eva. She is a translator and fiancée of one of the Czech competitors Karel. Jean falls in love with Eva and Eva also has romantic feelings towards him. Their relationship grows deeper during the camping holiday in Slovakia, to which the Czech water sportsmen invite their French colleagues. Benoit is upset by this growing love. He tries to speak to Jean about it but gets no result. Just before their departure, Jean realizes that he is a fugitive criminal and has no right to interfere with Eva's life. On their last date, he is purposely cynical and refuses Eva's love. Eva gets into a boat that is seized by a strong current. Karel saves her from the dangerous situation. The French men are returning home. Jean hands over a package to Benoit and jumps out of the train. The package contains the valuable French painting that he has stolen.

Note

The first Czech wide-screen feature film in colour.

Cast

Robert Hossein

Jean-Paul Viberty alias Jean Rungis

Jiří Němeček

Karel, Evin snoubenec

René Lefèvre

trenér Benoit

Miloš Nesvadba

František

José Varela

vodák Lapin

Paul Bisciglia

vodák Riri

Jean-Pierre Laverne

vodák Georges

Věra Schubertová

Jiřina

Jami Blanc

vodák Alex

Zdeněk Řehoř

kontrolor pasů

Milena Geislerová

Olga Hlavová

Vlasta Benová

Quido Bezpalec

Jan Brzák

Emil Hájek

Marie Hlavatá (2)

Evžen Jindra

V. Laštovka

Václav Rubeš

Erik Vacek

Viktor Vosátka

Karel Zahálka

Taneční a hudební soubor VUS Bratislava

Jožka Lakatoš

houslista

Dubbing

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Henri Aisner, Marie Epstein

Assistant Director

Miroslav Kubišta, Eva Mičulková, Simonne Péche, Pavel Horák, Jordan Balurov

Screenstory

Josef Picek

Second Unit Photography

Jiří Šafář, Raymond Picon-Borel

Camera Operator

Raymond Menvielle, Jan Kváča, Antonín Růžička

Production Designer

Boris Moravec

Sound Designer

Emil Poledník, Louis Hochet

Unit Production Manager

Přemek Longa, Petr Čapek

Consultant

Ján Olejník

Cooperation

Zbyněk Hloch, Bohumil Pokorný, Jacques Saulnier

Music

Music Composed by

Ludvík Podéšť

Songs

Praha je zlatá loď, Vodácký valčík, Jdi spát

Songwriter

Ludvík Podéšť (Praha je zlatá loď), Ludvík Podéšť (Vodácký valčík), Ludvík Podéšť (Jdi spát)

Writer of Lyrics

Karel Šiktanc (Praha je zlatá loď), Josef Kainar (Vodácký valčík), Vlastimil Pantůček (Vodácký valčík), Vlastimil Pantůček (Jdi spát)

Singer

Milan Směták (Praha je zlatá loď), Rudolf Pellar (Vodácký valčík)

Production info

Original Title

V proudech

English Title

Twisting Currents

Parallel Title

La Liberté surveillée

Copyright

1957

Production Year

1957

Premiere

16.05.1958

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Creative Group

Šebor – Kratochvíl, Miloš V. Kratochvíl, Jiří Šebor

Technical info

Versions

Czech