Appassionata

drama, psychological

Typology

feature

Czech title

Taková láska

Runtime

75

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1959

Production year

1959

Premiere

02.10.1959

Language version

Czech

Director

Jiří Weiss

Screenplay

Pavel Kohout, Jiří Weiss, Jiří Brdečka

Synopsis

Law student Lída Matysová enters an empty apartment. She tries to make a phone-call but the line has been cut off. Lída turns the gas on fully and lies down to die. A man wearing a judge's gown appears in the room and starts asking Lída and people close to her questions, which should clarify why the young woman decided to solve her situation in such a tragic way. In Brno, some five years ago, Lída used to go out with Petr Petrus but their relationship broke up when the girl moved to Prague with her mother. Senior lecturer Petrus got married and had a son. Lída became engaged to the engineer Stibor after some time. On the day before Lída's wedding, the ex-lovers meet at the Faculty of Law, where Petr has come to teach. The old love burns again and Lída doesn't make it to her wedding. Everyone is shocked by this relationship of a married man with his own student. Lída parts with Stibor who, through his mother, causes a scandal at the Faculty. Lída's mother goes looking for Petrus's wife in Brno and brings her to Prague. Petrus, who doesn't want to lose his child, stops supporting Lída. The man in the gown persuades Lída to think it all over. The stupefied girl staggers towards the window; it is already too late.

Cast

Marie Tomášová

studentka Lída Matysová

Vladimír Ráž

docent JUDr. Petr Petrus

Svatopluk Matyáš

ing. Milan Stibor, Lídin snoubenec

Miloš Nedbal

soudce v taláru

Jarmila Smejkalová

rentgenoložka MUDr. Lída Petrusová

Jiřina Šejbalová

Milada Matysová, Lídina matka

Marie Vášová

Vendulka Stiborová, Milanova matka

Alena Kreuzmannová

studentka Majka, Lídina kamarádka

Felix le Breux

operní tenor Otomar, manžel Lídiny

Bedřich Karen

děkan právnické fakulty

František Vnouček

poslanec profesor Drvota

Taťána Vavřincová

sekretářka

František Miška

dr. Král, Petrův přítel

Miloš Nesvadba

student-šprýmař

Rudolf Princ

strýc Rudolf Vaněk

Elena Hálková

teta, Vaňkova žena

Vladimír Klemens

vrchní v kavárně

Fanda Mrázek

vedoucí květinářství

Josef Bláha

poslanec

František Šlégr

hlídač v parku

Miroslav Svoboda

ceremoniář na radnici

Hermína Vojtová

žena na nádraží

Josef Příhoda

muž na nádraží

Vítězslav Černý

divák na hokeji

Oldřich Daněk

divák na hokeji

Jiří Weiss

divák koncertu

Josef Steigl

soused

Blažena Kramešová

prodavačka v květinářství

Věra Schubertová

studentka

Karla Chadimová

dívka v tramvaji

Crew and creators

Director

Jiří Weiss

Second Unit Director

Pavel Kopta

Assistant Director

Zdenka Pešulová, René Mattes

Based on

Pavel Kohout (Taková láska – divadelní hra)

Shooting Script

Jiří Weiss

Second Unit Photography

Josef Hanuš

Production Designer

Karel Škvor

Set Designer

Karel Kočí

Costume Designer

Ota Janeček

Film Editor

Miroslav Hájek

Sound Designer

Miloslav Hůrka

Production Manager

Rudolf Fencl

Unit Production Manager

Jaromír Lukáš, Jaroslav Vlk

Consultant

Ota Janeček (umělecká spolupráce)

Cooperation

Oldřich Okáč

Music

Selected Music

Ludwig van Beethoven (Sonáta f moll /Appassionata/), Georges Bizet (Carmen) (árie Květinová – Květ onen z ruky tvé)

Music Performed by

prof. František Rauch

Songs

Život je jen náhoda

Songwriter

Jaroslav Ježek (Život je jen náhoda)

Singer

Felix le Breux (Georges Bizet)

Production info

Original Title

Taková láska

English Title

Appassionata

Copyright

1959

Production Year

1959

Premiere

02.10.1959

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Creative Group

Feix – Daniel, František Daniel, Karel Feix

Technical info

Versions

Czech