Wandering

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1959

Production year

1959

Runtime

41 min

Category

povídka

Genre

drama, short-story

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionmedium

Original title

Bloudění

Czech title

Bloudění

English title

Wandering

Working title

Na hranicích

povídkový film

No Entrance

Synopsis

Year 1955. The border guard Lieutenant Štěpánek lives with his young wife and small son Péťa in a Šumava Mountains village near the border. Jiřina Štěpánková has not come to terms with her environment, first of all she does not like her husband's extra shifts, which disrupt their private life. She is determined to return with her son back to inland. The lieutenant is unhappy because of his wife's sorrows, but he is not going to leave the job he likes. Péťa loves and admires his father. One Sunday, when Štěpánek is again on duty, Jiřina begins to pack. When Péťa learns that father is not going with them, he leaves the house unnoticed and goes towards the border area. In the village a dancing ball is in full swing, but everyone willingly goes to duty. They know it is necessary to find the small boy. Péťa carelessly wanders through the forest, but slowly it is getting dark and very cold. Jiřina only now understands what an extra shift means and appreciates the solidarity of her neighbours. The boy is finally found asleep. Overwhelmed by joy, Jiřina sees how selfish she was, and decides to support fully her hard working husband.

Cast

Vladimír Hrubý

nadporučík Pohraniční stráže Václav Štěpánek

Jiřina Švorcová

Jiřina, Štěpánkova žena

Míša Staninec

Péťa, syn Štěpánkových

Ota Sklenčka

kapitán Pohraniční stráže Zdeněk Kovář

Otto Lackovič

Slovák Varga

Světla Amortová

sousedka Součková

Hermína Vojtová

sousedka Endlová

František Miška

důstojník Pohraniční stráže

Crew and creators

Screenstory

Rudolf Kalčík

Shooting Script

Milan Vošmik

Director of Photography

Ján Cifra, Josef Novotný

Production Designer

Miroslav Hrachovec

Make-Up Artist

František Novotný

Film Editor

Miroslav Hájek

Sound Designer

František Fabián

Production Manager

Miloslav Procházka

Consultant

mjr. Hönig, kpt. Soušek, mjr. Ctibor

Cooperation

Jaroslav Chlasták (fotograf)

Music

Music Composed by

Svatopluk Havelka

Songs

Zdálo se mi, má panenko

Kdyby byl Bavorov

Červený šátečku, kolem se toč

Production info

Original Title

Bloudění

Czech Title

Bloudění

English Title

Wandering

Working Title

Na hranicích

Category

povídka

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

drama, short-story

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1959

Production Year

1959

Production specifications

literary Screenplay approved 24 July 1959
technical Screenplay approved 2 September 1959
start of filming 9 September 1959
end of filming 17 November 1959
the first film copy approved 19 December 1959

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Studio

Barrandov

Distribution

Barrandov

Creative Group

Tvůrčí skupina Novotný – Kubala, Bedřich Kubala (vedoucí dramaturg tvůrčí skupiny), Ladislav Novotný (vedoucí výroby tvůrčí skupiny)

Technical info

Duration typology

medium length film

Duration in minutes

41 min

Original length in metres

1 140 meters

Distribution carrier

35mm

Aspect ratio

1:1,37

Colour

colour

Sound

sound

Sound system/format

mono

Versions

Czech

Dialogue languages

Czech, Slovak

Subtitles languages

without subtitles

Opening/End credits languages

Czech