Tereza

drama, crime

Typology

feature

Lenght

long

Czech title

Tereza

Runtime

75 min

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1961

Production year

1961

Premiere

01.12.1961

Language version

Czech

Director

Pavel Blumenfeld

Synopsis

Jan Bernard reports to the district police department that his wife Hilda did not return from visiting her sister in East Berlin. For young investigator Tereza Machátová, this is the first serious case; she was hitherto responsible only for petty crime and juvenile delinquents. The testimonies given by neighbours, relatives, acquaintances and Bernard's colleagues gradually begin to constitute the complete image of the events preceding Hilda's disappearance. At the same time, Bernard was to leave for a business trip to Italy, but the trip was cancelled for business reasons. Tereza's superior, Captain Landa, who trusts Bernard far less than does the young investigator, suspects him of planning emigration - for it seems that Hilda has illegally crossed the border to West Germany. The marriage of the Bernards was not happy; Bernard even had a lover, Gita, who is now possibly in Slovakia. The body of a violently murdered woman is found in the river. The criminologists gradually begin to reveal discrepancies as well as intentional lies in Bernard's testimonies. The victim of the murder is identified as Hilda. Under the weight of evidence, Bernard confesses to his crime. His lover Gita left the country on Hilda's documents and is already in the West. Bernard murdered Hilda shortly before her departure when she began to miss her passport and wanted to report the loss to the police. Due to the cancellation of the business trip, his planned escape failed. Captain Landa arrests the murderer.

Cast

Jiřina Švorcová

podporučík VB Tereza Machátová

Vladimír Ráž

Jan Bernard, referent Čechofrachtu

Gustav Heverle

kapitán VB Landa

Otomar Krejča

malíř Karel Holman

Otakar Brousek

major VB Záruba

Viola Zinková

Hilda, Bernardova žena

Jela Lukešová-Tučná

Gita Viláryová, Bernardova milenka

Josef Gruss

Švarc, bývalý kriminálník

Marie Brožová

Eibichová, Bernardova tchyně

Vladimír Hlavatý

Eibich, Bernardův tchán

Jana Zatloukalová

Irenka, dcera Bernardových

Jitka Frantová

kadeřnice Liduška

Aida Glosová

Landova sekretářka

Pavla Maršálková

Machátová, Terezina matka

Zdeněk Duss

Vašek, Terezin kamarád

Růžena Preisslerová

Helena, Terezina kamarádka

Martin Vačkář

Petr Kyncl, vyšetřovaný chlapec

Slávka Budínová

Kynclova matka

Kamila Moučková

Jarmila Nováková, Bernardova kolegyně

Ota Motyčka

taxikář

Josef Mráz

referent, Bernardův kolega

Míla Myslíková

číšnice Marta

Jindřich Narenta

výpravčí

Karel Pavlík

železničář Beneš, soused Bernardových

Lída Vostrčilová

Benešova žena

Karel Hovorka

kumpán

Zdeněk Týle

kumpán

Ema Skálová

MUDr. Koulová

Jiří Šrámek

referent, Bernardův kolega

Antonín Šůra

překupník Nečásek

Jaroslava Tichá

klavíristka Fialová, svědkyně

Karel Schott

úředník na poště

Zdeněk Matouš

Krejčík

Karel Houska

lékař

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Stanislav Strnad

Assistant Director

Eliška Vojtová, Pavel Horák, Pavel Brezina

Based on

Anna Sedlmayerová (Pomozte mi, Terezo – román)

Shooting Script

Pavel Blumenfeld

Second Unit Photography

Josef Pechar

Camera Operator

Zdeněk Prchlík

Production Designer

Miroslav Hrachovec

Set Designer

Jaromír Dědek, Vladimír Mácha

Costume Designer

Dimitrij Kadrnožka

Production Manager

Rudolf Hájek

Unit Production Manager

Zdeňka Černá, Karel Prchal, Vladimír Vojta

Consultant

mjr. VB Zdeněk Skácel

Cooperation

J. Knapová, Štěpánka Stříbrná, Aleš Voleman

Music

Music Composed by

Jiří Šust

Music Performed by

FISYO

Music Conducted by

Štěpán Koníček (FISYO)

Production info

Original Title

Tereza

English Title

Tereza

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

drama, crime

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1961

Production Year

1961

Premiere

01.12.1961

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Creative Group

Šebor – Bor, Vladimír Bor, Jiří Šebor

Technical info

Lenght

long

Runtime

75 min

Versions

Czech