In Pursuit

drama, short-story

Typology

feature

Czech title

Pronásledování

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1958

Production year

1958

Language version

Czech

Director

František Vláčil

Screenplay

František Vláčil, Rudolf Kalčík

Povídkový film

No Entrance

Stories

In Pursuit, Wandering

Synopsis

The year is 1950. The border guards' troops are reinforced with new recruits. One of them, an inexperienced boy, accompanies a tired sergeant-major on watch. In the deep snow, they see the tracks of ski shoes leading from the border. At first, the two men follow the tracks on their horses, but then they have to continue on foot. A snowstorm breaks out. The older border guard is stocky and strong, and helps the young colleague. Then the blinding snow separates them. The sergeant-major hasn't had any sleep for several days and he begins to lose consciousness. He is awakened by shots. He finds his young colleague shot and wounded and drags him to a lonely house where a young woman lives. He finds out from her about a strange man who asked her for directions. The young border guard dies. The sergeant-major, at the end of his strength, reaches the railway station and jumps onto a train. Here he finds a solitary passenger. When he checks his papers everything seems all right. But his experience makes the guard cautious. Finally the two men have a fight. The saboteur pulls out his gun but it is he who loses in the end.

Cast

Zdeněk Kutil

staršina pohraniční stráže

Jan Němec

mladý pohraničník

Václav Irmanov

záškodník

Valentina Thielová

vesnická žena

Commentary

Dubbing

Ivan Mistrík

hlas mladého pohraničníka

Miloš Kopecký

hlas záškodníka

Crew and creators

Based on

Rudolf Kalčík (Pronásledování – povídka ze sbírky Oheň v srdci)

Production Designer

Jaroslav Krška

Make-Up Artist

Karel Marek

Film Editor

Miroslav Hájek

Sound Designer

František Fabián

Production Manager

Jaroslav Řeřicha

Cooperation

Jaroslav Krška

Music

Music Composed by

Miloš Vacek

Production info

Original Title

Pronásledování

English Title

In Pursuit

Working Title

Hranice

Copyright

1958

Production Year

1958

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Creative Group

Novotný – Kubala, Bedřich Kubala, Ladislav Novotný

Technical info

Versions

Czech