Hatred

drama

Typology

feature

Czech title

Nenávist

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1960

Production year

1960

Premiere

04.10.1963

Language version

Czech

Director

Hynek Bočan

Synopsis

It is the most difficult period of the German occupation of Czechoslovakia. After the assassination of Acting Reich Protector of Bohemia and Moravia Heydrich the public address system continually announces the names of people who have been arrested for "approving" this action. Three laughing students attract the attention of an informer who overhears a joke about the hard-working German nation who ploughed the whole of Europe with one ox. The informer immediately tells the Gestapo about the student who told the joke and Vašek, one of the students, is arrested. His two friends inform his father. The downtrodden and cautious clerk, Mr Babánek, decides to go to the Gestapo headquarters to intercede for his son. There, standing before them in humiliation, he apologizes for his son's foolishness and begs for tolerance. A few days later he receives an official document - the invoice for his son's execution and cremation. Babánek's fear turns to hatred and a desire for revenge. He begins visiting fairs and practises at the shooting galleries. The former Sergeant Mrázek also teaches him how to shoot. A revolution breaks out in Prague in the spring of 1945. When weapons are being handed out everyone shoves the inconspicuous old man out of the way. Babánek gets his opportunity when he finds himself in a street where an SS man is firing with a machine gun. He takes a gun off a wounded man, he aims carefully and, with a single shot, he silences the German machine gunner. The lone old man then walks away with the gun on his shoulders.

Note

The film was screened in distribution with the films The Dynamite Watcher and Footsteps under the joint title of The Dynamite Watcher.

Cast

Bohuš Záhorský

úředník Václav Babánek

Miroslav Nohýnek

student Vašek, Babánkův syn

Alexandr Postler

Tonda, Vaškův spolužák

Petr Kostka

Karel, Vaškův spolužák

Martin Růžek

úředník Tomek

Bohumil Bezouška

bývalý četař Lojza Mrázek

Eduard Dubský

poručík

Jan Skopeček

muž s puškou

Jiří Smutný

gestapák

Josef Koza

majitel střelnice Josef Kozel

Zdeněk Řehoř

úředník Urbánek

Viola Zinková

Tomková

Jiří Štíbr

mladík s puškou

Jan Neumayer

muž v helmě

Crew and creators

Director

Hynek Bočan

Based on

Jan Drda (Nenávist – povídka ze sbírky Němá barikáda)

Production Designer

Milan Nejedlý

Make-Up Artist

Jiří Šimon

Sound Designer

Oldřich Tichý

Production Manager

Jan Černý, Viktor Knap (vedoucí výrobního štábu), Karel Vejřík (vedoucí výrobního štábu)

Consultant

plk. Alois Bíca

Pedagogical management

František Daniel (dramaturgie), Miroslav Hubáček (režie), Václav Hanuš (kamera)

Music

Music Composed by

Vladimír Soukup

Production info

Original Title

Nenávist

English Title

Hatred

Working Title

Nejlepší střelec

Copyright

1960

Production Year

1960

Premiere

04.10.1963

Production

Studio FAMU

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Ústřední půjčovna filmů (v pásmu Hlídač dynamitu /filmy Stopy, Hlídač dynamitu, Nenávist/)

Technical info

Versions

Czech

Awards

Vítěz

Festival: 5. mezinárodní festival dokumentárních a experimentálních filmů Montevideo

1962
Montevideo / Uruguay

Vítěz

Festival: 3. festival českých a slovenských filmů Ostrava

1961
Ostrava / Czechoslovakia