The Crossroads

drama, psychological

Typology

feature

Lenght

long

Czech title

Křižovatky

Runtime

82 min

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1959

Production year

1959

Premiere

18.09.1959

Language version

Czech

Director

Pavel Blumenfeld

Synopsis

Dalibor Daněk has never had luck on his side. His parents got divorced, he grew up in a children's home and was imprisoned twice. Now he leaves for Ostrava in order to find work. In Ostrava he meets a friend from the children's home, Zdenka, who lives with her aunt. Dalibor tries to make an impression on the superficial girl and finds himself in debt. So he can pay back his debt he becomes involved in a smuggling ring and is arrested. In prison he meets Lieutenant Mašek who gains his trust. After Dalibor is released Mašek tries in vain to persuade his parents to take back their son and protect him from further problems. Dalibor returns to Ostrava. There he discovers that Zdenka has moved to Prague. The boy is left alone and it seems that he is heading down a slippery slope. Mašek finds him a job as a delivery man working for the characterful driver Gabovič. Dalibor sends Zdenka postcards from his trips and looks forward to seeing her when he goes to Prague on a job. The driver, however, has to go into hospital and Dalibor leaves on his own without his employer's consent. He finds Zdenka and discovers that she is now married. He is angered of her betrayal and returns home. Gabovič is furious with him and, moreover, suspects him of stealing. In the end he realizes that he has wronged Dalibor, he admits his mistake and the two become good friends.

Cast

Pavel Molčík

Dalibor Daněk

Dušan Blaškovič

řidič Laco Gabovič

Aja Farkačová

Zdenka, Daliborova přítelkyně

Stanislav Remunda

poručík SNB Mašek

Eva Kubešová

Mařenka, Maškova žena

Oldřich Vykypěl

ředitel ČSAD Karel

Václav Lohniský

Daněk, Daliborův otec

Marie Burešová

Daliborova matka

Zora Božinová

druhá žena otce Daňka

Pavel Spálený

náčelník věznice

Kosťa Holubář

Kozderka

Adolf Král

Váňa

Jan Bobek

Kowalski

Milan Friedl

příslušník VB

Božena Půlpánová

sociální pracovnice

Karla Genttnerová

Zdenina teta

Ilja Racek

zájemce o pneumatiky

Josef Kobr

příslušník VB v autoškole

Lubor Tokoš

brigádník Zeman

Richterová Marta (2)

zdravotní sestra

Věra Váchová

skladnice

Irena Juřičková

Zdenina přítelkyně

Władysław Niedoba

Kazimierz Siedlaczek

E. Zelenková

Dubbing

Stanislav Fišer

hlas Dalibora Daňka

Alena Kreuzmannová

hlas Zdenky

Luděk Munzar

hlas dopravního policisty

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Rudolf Jaroš

Assistant Director

Pavel Horák, Marie Hejzlarová

Screenstory

Pavel Blumenfeld

Shooting Script

Pavel Blumenfeld

Camera Operator

Ladislav Vinklárek

Production Designer

Vladimír Labský

Costume Designer

Erna Veselá

Sound Designer

Emanuel Formánek, Bohumír Brunclík (zvukové efekty)

Production Manager

Jaroslav Jílovec, Rudolf Wolf

Unit Production Manager

Václav Dobeš

Unit Production Manager

Jiří Hořejší

Cooperation

Aleš Voleman, Štěpánka Stříbrná, Hanuš Silvera, František Burda, Josef Barták

Music

Music Composed by

Jiří Šust

Music Performed by

FISYO

Music Conducted by

Dalibor Brázda (FISYO)

Production info

Original Title

Křižovatky

English Title

The Crossroads

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

drama, psychological

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1959

Production Year

1959

Premiere

18.09.1959

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Creative Group

Šebor – Bor, Vladimír Bor, Jiří Šebor

Technical info

Lenght

long

Runtime

82 min

Versions

Czech

Awards

Vítěz

Festival: 10. filmový festival pracujících

1959
22 měst / Czechoslovakia
Václav Huňka