Vertigo

narrative, psychological

Typology

feature

Czech title

Závrať

Runtime

82

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1962

Production year

1962

Premiere

08.02.1963

Language version

Czech

Director

Karel Kachyňa

Synopsis

In Moldava in the Ore Mountains, a group of geologists searches for tin ore. They live and eat in a small hotel headed by widower Martin, helped by his seventeen-year old daughter Božka. Božka falls in love with driver Gába and tries to stop his frequent trips to visit girls in a nearby city with various "intentional acts". Gába first does not show any interest in the girl, but gradually begins to succumb to her youthful innocent love and one day kisses her. He, however, again spends the evening with an accidental acquaintance. Upon his return, he sadly watches Božka and her friends dancing at a party. When the party is over, Gába finds the girl in his room. At that instant, he realizes he really loves her, but nevertheless sends her away. When he wakes up in the morning, the little hotel is empty. Everybody has gone to the railway station to say good-bye to Božka leaving for Prague to study. Gába runs after them, but it is already too late...

Cast

Eva Šolcová

Božka Martinová

Petr Skála

řidič Gabriel zvaný Gába

Oldřich Velen

geolog Basař

Jaroslav Radimecký

hospodský Martin, Božčin otec

Karel Hospodský

vedoucí geologů ing. Pernikl

Míla Myslíková

opuštěná žena

Petr Dufek

tanečník

Iva Váchová

tanečnice

Jiří Tuček

svobodník

A. Bartáková

žena v paneláku

Dubbing

Karel Hlušička

hlas řidiče Gáby

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Jaromír Dvořáček

Assistant Director

Lubomír Břinčil, Irena Vachatová

Based on

Jan Procházka (Závrať – novela)

Second Unit Photography

Stanislav Milota

Camera Operator

Václav Helliman

Production Designer

Karel Černý

Set Designer

Roman Svoboda, Ladislav Winkelhöfer, Jan Štrébl

Costume Designer

Lída Novotná

Film Editor

Jan Chaloupek

Sound Designer

Jiří Lenoch, Bohumír Brunclík (zvukové efekty), Jiří Kejř

Production Manager

Antonín Bedřich

Unit Production Manager

František Štěpánek, Jiří Ulrich

Unit Production Manager

Otto Renelt

Cooperation

Miloš Červinka, Jana Beránková (2), Jana Kulhánková

Music

Music Composed by

Jan Novák (skladatel)

Music Performed by

FISYO, Orchestr Gustava Broma

Music Conducted by

František Belfín (FISYO)

Songs

Po starých zámeckých schodech, To bylo v háji, v měsíci máji

Songwriter

Karel Hašler (Po starých zámeckých schodech)

Writer of Lyrics

Karel Hašler (Po starých zámeckých schodech)

Singer

sbor (Po starých zámeckých schodech), sbor (To bylo v háji, v měsíci máji)

Production info

Original Title

Závrať

English Title

Vertigo

Copyright

1962

Production Year

1962

Premiere

08.02.1963

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Creative Group

Novotný – Kubala, Bedřich Kubala, Ladislav Novotný

Technical info

Versions

Czech

Awards

Vítěz

Festival: 5. festival českých a slovenských filmů Ústí nad Labem

1963
Ústí nad Labem / Czechoslovakia