The Evening

narrative

Typology

feature

Czech title

Večer

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1962

Production year

1962

Language version

Czech

Director

Pavel Mertl

Screenplay

Pavel Mertl, Vladimír Körner

Synopsis

Two grown up children live with an old miner in one house - his son Jiří and his married daughter Irena. Jiří wants to convince his sister that her husband Ivan has been unfaithful to her. Using a false telegram from a lover, he lures the brother-in-law into leaving for Prague. Upon Ivan's departure, Jiří jimmies his table open and presents the telegram to both Irena and the father. The exasperated Irena begins to pack her husband's luggage with the help of both father and brother. Ivan returns home late at night, having of course waited for the announced lover in vain, and giving the little bouquet - initially intended for the unknown lover - to Irena. But she wants him to explain the telegram. Although the husband objects to his table being broken into, he confesses to his unfaithfulness. The father does not approve of either Jiří's behaviour or Ivan's unfaithfulness and regrets that the marriage prevented his daughter from finishing her studies of medicine. The unfaithful husband apologizes and tries to convince Irena of his love. The woman feels humiliated and deceived and refuses to forgive him. Ivan leaves with a trunk, the family gets rid of the alien, but Irena is unhappy.

Cast

L. H. Struna

otec Jirky a Ireny, horník

Jiří Němeček

manžel Ireny

Petr Haničinec

Jirka, bratr Ireny

Kamila Moučková

hlasatelka v televizi

Dubbing

Crew and creators

Director

Pavel Mertl

Production Designer

Milan Nejedlý

Pedagogical management

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

Cooperation

Marie Šejnohová, Hayk Mardirossian

Music

Music Composed by

Luboš Fišer

Music Performed by

FISYO

Music Conducted by

Štěpán Koníček (FISYO)

Production info

Original Title

Večer

English Title

The Evening

Copyright

1962

Production Year

1962

Production

Studio FAMU

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Technical info

Versions

Czech