The Tourist

narrative

Typology

feature

Czech title

Turista

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1961

Production year

1961

Language version

Czech

Director

Evald Schorm

Synopsis

Václav Hrdlička is restless. Having no wife or children, he lives in a cheerless dormitory and borrows money. His master at work reproaches him, everybody laughs at him, no one trusts him and people nickname him Tourist [Turista] for his unsteadiness. Václav is fond of the publican Věra and she cares for him, too. However, Václav is unreliable and whenever his partner needs him the most, he is not there. Věra would like to settle down finally and is tired of their relationship, giving the last chance to the man when she moves to a new apartment. However, Václav disappoints once more. Věra breaks up with him and the sad Tourist sets off again. On the train, he reveals his secret wishes to an unknown girl, telling her he is just coming from home and his second son was just born.

Cast

Vlastimil Brodský

Václav Hrdlička zvaný Turista

Dana Medřická

hostinská Věra

Martin Růžek

zednický mistr Valášek

Otto Šimánek

parťák Bohouš

Čestmír Řanda

parťák Josef

Iva Janžurová

studentka Iva

František Suk

úředník

Crew and creators

Director

Evald Schorm

Production Designer

Bohumil Pokorný

Pedagogical management

Otakar Vávra (režie), Václav Hanuš (kamera), František Daniel (dramaturgie), Josef Dobřichovský (střih), Bohumil Šmída (produkce)

Cooperation

Andrej Barla, Boris Baromykin, Juraj Kerekes, Marián Minárik, František Procházka, Liana Skokanová, Drahomíra Vihanová

Music

Music Composed by

Josef Ceremuga

Production info

Original Title

Turista

English Title

The Tourist

Second title

Měj syna, zasaď strom

Copyright

1961

Production Year

1961

Production

Studio FAMU

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Technical info

Versions

Czech

Awards

Vítěz

Festival: 4. festival českých a slovenských filmů Košice

1962
Košice / Czechoslovakia