The Blizzard

drama

Typology

feature

Lenght

long

Czech title

Vánice

Runtime

81 min

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1962

Production year

1962

Premiere

09.11.1962

Language version

Czech

Director

Čeněk Duba

Synopsis

Eva talks her boyfriend Tonda into a skiing trip in the Giant Mountains, but her constant attempts at ruling Tonda's future result in a quarrel between the two. Eva joins some other skiers and leaves Tonda, who cannot ski at all, on a mountain ridge. The whole town of Špindlerův Mlýn is preparing for a big carnival, including the members of the mountain rescue service. One of them, Jarda Materna, is just about to leave the team and move to Liberec. Materna loves the mountains but cannot overcome the phobia he has suffered from for two years, since the day he got buried in an avalanche. He is a postman by profession and today is the day of his last shift. The weather changes abruptly and, in the sudden tempest and blizzard, the mountain rescue service announces a public curfew. A group of students nevertheless decides to attend the carnival and loses its way in the mist. There are still other people missing, and a rescue team sets off into the blizzard. Eva is already safe but realizes her mistake and goes with Materna to find Tonda. They discover him, exhausted, wounded in his leg and almost buried under snow. Eventually, the devoted members of the team succeed to rescue all the missing. Materna, who managed to overcome his phobia in the dangerous action, decides to stay in the mountains.

Cast

Ivo Palec

řidič Tonda Košař

Zuzana Fišárková

ošetřovatelka Eva, Tondova dívka

Josef Mixa

listonoš Jarda Materna

Michaela Bendová

Maternova žena

Vladimír Menšík

lékárník Evžen, člen Horské služby

Slávka Budínová

lékárnice Lálinka, Evženova žena

Josef Hlinomaz

Tonda Hrachovec, chatař Na Pláni

Věra Kalendová

Hrachovcova žena

Rudolf Jelínek

číšník, člen Horské služby

Miloš Preininger

Outrata, chatař V Zátiší

Karel Hlušička

tajemník MNV, člen Horské služby

Gustav Nezval

Kódl, chatař na Výrovce

Jarmila Švabíková

Kódlova žena

Ferdinand Krůta

chatař na Klínovce

Božena Obrová

chatařova žena

Miloš Vavruška

Béda Šubrt, člen Horské služby

Miroslav Rous

radista Horské služby

Miroslav Bílek

poštmistr

Ladislav Vaněk

Dlouhý

Jana Vaňková

studentka Jana

Jitka Zelenohorská

studentka Nina

Milan Janda

student Slávek

Alena Procházková

studentka Olina

Jiří Mikeš

student Pešina

Petr Patera

student Honza

Petr Novák

student Hanousek

Martin Vačkář

student Jůla

Bohuslav Sýkora

Čermák, náčelník Horské služby

Jindřich Hartmann

Melan, vousatý člen Horské služby

Světla Svozilová

úřednice na poště

Jana Werichová

úřednice na poště

Eva Mrázová

Lili Horáková

Karel Hábl

mladý inženýr Olda, Liliin milenec

Pavla Maršálková

průvodčí autobusu

Ivo Gübel

dýchavičný muž

Mirko Musil

pekař

Jaroslav Hovorka (2)

Krakonoš

Bohuš Hrádek

řidič autobusu

Emil Rohan

meteorolog

Jaroslav Lejčko

lanovkář

Dagmar Felixová

Pařízková

Miroslav Samek

Pařízek

Antonín Kubový

úředník

Dubbing

Petr Kostka

hlas studenta Pěšiny

Jiří Bruder

hlas Melana

Crew and creators

Director

Čeněk Duba

Second Unit Director

Petr Freistadt, Věra Plívová-Šimková

Assistant Director

Viktor Karásek, Jana Riegelová

Second Unit Photography

Kamil Kadeřábek

Camera Operator

Václav Till

Production Designer

Karel Černý

Set Designer

Jan Petrů, Jan Štrébl

Costume Designer

Libuše Hozová

Film Editor

Jan Chaloupek

Sound Designer

Adolf Böhm, Bohumír Brunclík (zvukové efekty)

Production Manager

Miloslav Procházka

Unit Production Manager

Zdeňka Černá, Vlastimil Maršálek

Unit Production Manager

Ladislav Dražan

Consultant

Otakar Štětka

Cooperation

Horská služba Krkonoše, Vilma Hovorková, Jana Kulhánková, Jiří Kotlář

Music

Music Composed by

Miloš Vacek

Music Performed by

FISYO, Orchestr Karla Vlacha

Music Conducted by

Štěpán Koníček (FISYO), Karel Vlach (Orchestr Karla Vlacha)

Songs

Potkal potkan potkana /parafráze Dvacet stupňů pod nulou/, Kdo jsi se narodil

Songwriter

Jiří Šlitr (Potkal potkan potkana /parafráze Dvacet stupňů pod nulou/)

Writer of Lyrics

Pavel Kopta (Potkal potkan potkana /parafráze Dvacet stupňů pod nulou/)

Singer

Waldemar Matuška (Potkal potkan potkana /parafráze Dvacet stupňů pod nulou/), sbor (Potkal potkan potkana /parafráze Dvacet stupňů pod nulou/), Vladimír Menšík (Kdo jsi se narodil)

Production info

Original Title

Vánice

English Title

The Blizzard

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

drama

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1962

Production Year

1962

Premiere

09.11.1962

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Creative Group

Šebor – Bor, Vladimír Bor, Jiří Šebor

Technical info

Lenght

long

Runtime

81 min

Versions

Czech