Three Tons od Dust

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1960

Production year

1959—1960

Premiere

30 September 1960

Runtime

82 min

Category

film

Genre

drama, psychological

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Tři tuny prachu

Czech title

Tři tuny prachu

English title

Three Tons od Dust

Synopsis

The Air-conditioning Technology Institute of Prague should prepare a proposal for reducing dustiness in Ostrava, especially in the area where the building of a new power plant is planned. Engineers Vojtěch Spára and Jiří Zástěra travel to Ostrava town with the proposal. The sanitation officer Eva Frágnerová strongly protests against building the plant so close to the housing quarter. Spára accepts her arguments and stays in Ostrava to work on a new proposal for reducing dustiness. Eva collaborates with him on this project for three months. In time their friendly relationship turns into love. Spára is divorced and his old grandmother is looking after his little daughter. Eva lives in a childless marriage with the director of the Silesian plant which causes a lot of the local air pollution. Eva and Spára are honest people and don't wish to hide their relationship. When Frágner discovers it, however, he refuses to let Eva go. But Eva defends her right for love. Spára's project is drawing to a close but test results show that the pollution level has increased. Spára's suspicion that Frágner caused this purposefully proves to be only a suspicion. But when Frágner discovers that the mistake happened in his company, even if he had nothing to do with it, he acknowledges the error. In this way, he honourably settles both his work and personal problems.

Cast

Blanka Bohdanová

hygienička MUDr. Eva Frágnerová

Karel Höger

ředitel Karel Frágner, Evin manžel

Elo Romančík

Dubbing Vítězslav Vejražka
inženýr Vojtěch Spára

Lubor Tokoš

inženýr Jiří Zástěra

Dana Medřická

Jarmila, Zástěrova žena

Irena Kačírková

zpěvačka v televizi

Jarmila Krulišová

funkcionářka KV KSČ Vlasta Mazurová

Josef Langmiler

provozní inženýr Josef Gavrocký

Eva Sirotková

úřednice Věra Košková

Jarmila Smékalová

letuška

Josef Svátek

projektant

Adolf Minský

údržbář

Inocenc Březina

zaměstnanec hygienické stanice

Pavel Nebeda

dispečer

Crew and creators

Screenstory

Oldřich Daněk

Screenplay

Oldřich Daněk

Script Editor

Václav Nývlt

Director of Photography

Julius Vegricht

Second Unit Photography

Stanislav Kautský

Camera Operator

Vladimír Pěkný

Production Designer

Bohuslav Kulič

Set Designer

Jiří Kalina, Josef Pavlík

Costume Designer

Karel Postřehovský

Sound Designer

Adolf Böhm, Bohumír Brunclík (zvukové efekty)

Production Manager

Zdeněk Oves

Unit Production Manager

Josef Císař, Marie Poledníková

Consultant

ing. Miloš Kopecký

Music

Music Composed by

Jan F. Fischer

Music Performed by

FISYO (Music Conducted by František Belfín),

Songs

V lásce musí něco být

Songwriter Jan F. Fischer
Writer of Lyrics Erich Sojka
Singer Irena Kačírková

Production info

Original Title

Tři tuny prachu

Czech Title

Tři tuny prachu

English Title

Three Tons od Dust

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

drama, psychological

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1960

Production Year

1959—1960

Production specifications

literary Screenplay approved 12 August 1959
start of filming 28 September 1959
end of filming 13 April 1960
projection approval 4 July 1960

Premiere

premiere 30 September 1960

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Studio

Barrandov

Creative Group

Tvůrčí skupina Šmída – Kunc, František Břetislav Kunc (vedoucí dramaturg tvůrčí skupiny), Bohumil Šmída (vedoucí výroby tvůrčí skupiny)

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

82 min

Original length in metres

2 332 meters

Distribution carrier

35mm

Aspect ratio

1:1,37

Colour

black & white

Sound

sound

Sound system/format

mono

Versions

Czech

Dialogue languages

Czech

Subtitles languages

without subtitles

Opening/End credits languages

Czech