The Fifth Division

drama, spy

Typology

feature

Czech title

Páté oddělení

Runtime

89

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1960

Production year

1960

Premiere

20.01.1961

Language version

Czech

Director

Jindřich Polák

Screenplay

Václav Sklenář, Jiří Hanibal, Vladimír Nepraš, Luděk Staněk

Screenstory

Václav Sklenář, Jiří Hanibal, Vladimír Nepraš, Luděk Staněk

Synopsis

The American spy headquarters in West Germany are interested in information concerning Czechoslovak commercial activities in the Middle East. Agent Rudolf Karlík is forming a network of local agents in Prague. He tries to get his former friend Šimek, who served as a radio operator in the army, to work for him transmitting reports abroad. Engineer Jan Šimek, who lives and works in Ústí nad Labem, has just taken his wife to the maternity hospital. Karlík's visit takes him unawares and he refuses to work for him. Šimek had once got hold of some finances to help Karlík emigrate and the latter is now using this to blackmail him. Šimek had long since changed his views but is now forced to send out Karlík's reports. Counter-intelligence services start to seek out the transmitter. Šimek, however, decides to tell the secret police everything. He agrees to continue transmitting so that the entire network can be tracked down. Employees at the Fifth Division of the Interior Ministry prepare a trap which gradually brings Karlík and his colleagues out into the open. He is arrested along with a foreign trade employee who had been providing the reports. Engineer Šimek and his young wife are left to care for their new-born son in peace.

Cast

Radovan Lukavský

inženýr Jan Šimek

Jiří Vršťala

špion Rudolf Karlík alias Pilař

Jaroslav Rozsíval

kapitán StB Václav Mrázek

Jaroslav Mareš

poručík StB Karel Jonáš

Naděžda Gajerová

Marta, Šimkova žena

Eva Šenková

prodavačka v bufetu Linhartová

Robert Vrchota

řidič Stanislav Heran

Oldřich Vykypěl

kapitán Pecha, náčelník StB v Ústí nad Labem

František Löring

Lange, příslušník výcvikového tábora

Lubomír Lipský

inženýr Knapeš

Josef Beyvl

soused Doležal

Josef Koza

příslušník StB Benda

Miloš Willig

příslušník StB Kučera

Jaroslav Cmíral

příslušník StB Sedlák

Sylva Daníčková

průvodkyně

Richard Falbr

instruktor

Vladimír Hrubý

řidič sanitky

Dagmar Kofroňová

radistka

Adolf Král

příslušník StB Valenta

Ota Motyčka

vrátný v nemocnici

Miloslav Holub

inženýr Hůrka

František Suk

vedoucí kina

Bohumil Švarc

příslušník VB na motocyklu

Václav Švec

vrátný v garážích

Věra Tichánková

Doležalová

Bohumil Křížek

lékař v porodnici

Jan Cmíral

doručovatel

František Hanus

dr. Poštolka, pracovník podniku KOVO

Rudolf Horák

příslušník StB Novák

Heinz Hübner

Němec

Ferdinand Krůta

příslušník StB

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

František Matoušek

Assistant Director

Eva Mičulková, Pavel Horák

Shooting Script

Jindřich Polák

Camera Operator

Jan Němeček

Production Designer

Milan Nejedlý

Set Designer

Ladislav Rada

Costume Designer

Dimitrij Kadrnožka

Sound Designer

František Fabián

Production Manager

Václav Rouha

Unit Production Manager

Otakar Jiříček, Jaroslav Vlk

Consultant

Vladimír Stárek

Cooperation

Jiří Hlupý

Music

Music Composed by

Evžen Illín

Music Conducted by

František Belfín (FISYO)

Production info

Original Title

Páté oddělení

English Title

The Fifth Division

Copyright

1960

Production Year

1960

Premiere

20.01.1961

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Creative Group

Šebor – Bor, Vladimír Bor, Jiří Šebor

Technical info

Versions

Czech

Awards

Vítěz

Festival: 4. festival českých a slovenských filmů Košice

1962
Košice / Czechoslovakia

Vítěz

Event: Státní ceny za rok 1961

1961
Praha / Czechoslovakia
Československý film