The Bomb

drama

Typology

feature

Lenght

long

Czech title

Bomba

Runtime

81 min

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1957

Production year

1957

Premiere

01/1958

Language version

Czech

Director

Jaroslav Balík

Synopsis

Master mason Vokáč heads the construction works near the hospital. Daily he encounters problems at work, and his colleagues' difficulties are also troubling him. Bricklayer Prokop needs a flat or his wife and children will run away from him. Pregnant Lída is suffering because good looking Anča is seducing her husband Jarda Sejk. Vokáč's wife also complains that her husband doesn't spend much time at home. One day, Jarda finds an unexploded time bomb at the building site. The attempts to defuse the bomb fail and it has to be taken out of the city. Vokáč, Sejk, Prokop and a driver, whose wife and daughter died in an air raid over the city near the end of the war, take up the dangerous task. The car is driving through the empty streets while the people hide, waiting in terror for the explosion. And those, who were dissatisfied and critical towards the others only a while ago, suddenly realize their small-mindedness. The men unload the bomb and escape from the explosion in time. At that very moment a child is born to Lída in the maternity hospital that was at risk from the bomb and in which the doctors persevered to help the child into the world. Human courage and solidarity won.

Note

The film was based on a real event.

Cast

Zdeněk Štěpánek

zednický mistr František Vokáč

Světla Amortová

Vokáčova žena

Gustav Heverle

řidič Zach

Vladimír Hrubý

závozník

Otto Lackovič

buldozerista Jarda Sejk

Marie Kyselková

Lída, Sejkova žena

Rudolf Deyl ml.

zedník Toník Prokop

Vlasta Chramostová

Helena, Prokopova žena

Zdeněk Chudáček

Jenda, starší synek Prokopových

Stanislav Poláček

Olda, mladší synek Prokopových

Jana Štěpánková

Anča Černá

Svatopluk Majer

hostinský, Ančin otec

Martin Růžek

zedník Krahulík

František Vnouček

zedník Perlešín

Vlastimil Brodský

zedník Zajíc

Hermína Vojtová

Prokopova matka

Miroslav Zounar

pyrotechnik, poručík

Vladimír Huber

strážmistr SNB Pepík Čech

Arnošt Faltýnek

vrátný v nemocnici

Ilja Prachař

lékař

Josef Svátek

primář

Jan Víšek

příslušník SNB

Vlasta Jelínková

ošetřovatelka v porodnici

Jiří Kostka

dělník na stavbě

Josef Šidlichovský

řidič sanitky

Helena Růžičková

utíkající pacientka

Václav Vorlíček

dělník na stavbě

Antonín Rýdl

hlídač

Emil Dlesk

muž v hospodě

Jiří Růžička

plačící kojenec

Eliška Ciklová

Crew and creators

Assistant Director

Libuše Junková, Jan Mimra, Václav Vorlíček

Production Designer

Bohuslav Kulič

Set Designer

Josef Pavlík

Film Editor

Jan Chaloupek

Sound Designer

Emanuel Formánek

Production Manager

Rudolf Hájek

Unit Production Manager

Vlastimil Maršálek

Consultant

MUDr. Miroslav Kos

Cooperation

Juraj Červík

Music

Music Composed by

Jan F. Fischer (Plují lodi do Triany – píseň), Cestářská, Jiří Sternwald

Music Performed by

FISYO

Music Conducted by

František Belfín

Songs

Plují lodi do Triany, Cestářská

Songwriter

Jan F. Fischer (Plují lodi do Triany), lidová starofrancouzská píseň (Cestářská), Jiří Straka (Cestářská) (úprava)

Writer of Lyrics

Jan F. Fischer (Plují lodi do Triany), Olga Fischerová (Plují lodi do Triany), Jiří Straka (Cestářská)

Singer

Martin Růžek (Plují lodi do Triany), František Vnouček (Plují lodi do Triany), Vlastimil Brodský (Plují lodi do Triany), sbor (Cestářská)

Production info

Original Title

Bomba

English Title

The Bomb

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

drama

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1957

Production Year

1957

Premiere

01/1958

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Creative Group

Šmída – Kabelík, Vladimír Kabelík, Bohumil Šmída

Technical info

Lenght

long

Runtime

81 min

Versions

Czech

Awards

Vítěz

Festival: 11. mezinárodní filmový festival Locarno

1958
Locarno / Switzerland