Rain Falls from Above

narrative

Typology

feature

Czech title

Déšť padá shora

Runtime

0 min

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1958

Production year

1958

Language version

Czech

Director

Erwin Stranka

Synopsis

A war invalid, an ex-German soldier, disapprovingly observes his young son who is getting ready for a meeting of Hitler Youth. He knows how cruel the war is, and doesn't want his son to support the monstrous ideas of Nazism. As the boy still wants to go, there is a quarrel and the man tears his son's uniform. Two soldiers come knocking at the door very soon afterwards. Afraid that his son reported on him, the man sends his wife to the door. But the soldiers only came to borrow an umbrella because it's raining outside. The father bitterly acknowledges that he has to buy his son a new uniform and allow his membership in the Hitler Youth organization, because he has no other choice or he will bring his entire family into danger.

Cast

Christoforos Ioannidis

invalida K.Berger

Michaela Bendová

Bergerova manželka

Petr Kalvoda

Jiří Zeithaml

František Němec (kamera)

německý voják

Commentary

Crew and creators

Screenplay

Erwin Stranka

Pedagogical management

Miloš Makovec (režie), Vladimír Novotný (kamera), Bohumil Šmída (produkce), Antonín Zelenka (střih)

Music

Music Composed by

Georg Katzer

Production info

Original Title

Déšť padá shora

English Title

Rain Falls from Above

Category

Film

Typology

feature

Genre

narrative

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1958

Production Year

1958

Production

Studio FAMU

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Technical info

Versions

Czech

Awards

Vítěz

Festival: 7. světový festival mládeže a studentstva Vídeň

1959
Vídeň / Austria