The Bomb

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1957

Production year

1957

Premiere

17 January 1958

Runtime

81 min

Category

film

Genre

drama

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Bomba

Czech title

Bomba

English title

The Bomb

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

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

Jan Víšek

příslušník SNB

Vlasta Jelínková

Dubbing Hermína Vojtová
ošetřovatelka v porodnici

Jiří Kostka

dělník na stavbě

Josef Šidlichovský

řidič sanitky

Helena Růžičková

utíkající pacientka

Václav Vorlíček

dělník na stavbě

Emil Dlesk

muž v hospodě

Jiří Růžička

plačící kojenec

Eliška Ciklová

Crew and creators

Assistant Director

Libuše Junková, Jan Mimra, Václav Vorlíček

Director of Photography

Josef Střecha

Production Designer

Bohuslav Kulič

Assistent Production Designer

Juraj Červík

Set Designer

Josef Pavlík

Film Editor

Jan Chaloupek

Assistant Film Editor

Marie Tillerová

Sound Designer

Emanuel Formánek

Production Manager

Rudolf Hájek

Unit Production Manager

Vlastimil Maršálek

Unit Production Manager

Zdeňka Černá

Consultant

MUDr. Miroslav Kos

Music

Music Composed by

Jiří Sternwald

Music Performed by

FISYO (Music Conducted by František Belfín)

Songs

Plují lodi do Triany

Songwriter Jan F. Fischer
Writer of Lyrics Jan F. FischerOlga Fischerová
Singer Martin RůžekFrantišek VnoučekVlastimil Brodský

Cestářská

Songwriter lidová starofrancouzská píseňJiří Straka /úprava/
Writer of Lyrics Jiří Straka
Singer sbor

Production info

Original Title

Bomba

Czech Title

Bomba

English Title

The Bomb

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

drama

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1957

Production Year

1957

Production specifications

projection approval 3 December 1957

Premiere

preview 10 January 1958 (kino Sevastopol /1 týden/, Praha)
premiere 17 January 1958 /unsuitable for youths/ (kina Moskva /2 týdny/, Světozor /3 týdny/ a Svornost /1 týden od 31. 1./, Praha)

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Studio

Barrandov

Creative Group

Tvůrčí skupina Šmída – Kabelík, Tvůrčí skupina Šmída – Kunc (dokončení), Vladimír Kabelík (vedoucí tvůrčí skupiny), František Břetislav Kunc (vedoucí tvůrčí skupiny), Bohumil Šmída (vedoucí tvůrčí skupiny)

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

81 min

Original length in metres

2 313 meters

Distribution carrier

16mm, 35mm

Aspect ratio

1:1,37

Colour

black & white

Sound

sound

Sound system/format

mono

Versions

Czech

Dialogue languages

Czech

Subtitles languages

without subtitles

Opening/End credits languages

Czech

Awards

Vítěz

Festival: 11. mezinárodní filmový festival Locarno

1958
Locarno / Switzerland