The Boy and the Deer

children

Typology

feature

Lenght

medium

Czech title

Chlapec a srna

Runtime

44 min

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1962

Production year

1962

Language version

Czech

Director

Zdenek Sirový

Synopsis

Pavel loves nature and animals. He wanders around woods, catching birds and small animals and putting them into cages at home. Sometimes he leaves home to observe an old gamekeeper, while at school he thinks about nothing but his hobby. Both his parents and his teacher are therefore unsatisfied with him - mother even wants to throw away all his cages. Pavel feels unhappy and thinks that nobody understands him. He again runs off to the woods with his sadness and watches a beautiful roe. He wants to tame her and thus to prove to everybody that there is nothing wrong about his love for animals. In the evening, he secretly borrows his father's gun and sets off to a small pool in the forest. The roe appears in the gun's range-finder. The upset Pavel pulls the trigger and the animal falls down to the ground, dead. The grief-stricken Pavel confesses what he has done and begs for forgiveness. With the help of his friend Hanka, he then carries all his cages up a hill and sets all the captured animals free.

Cast

Alois Hrušecký

Pavel

Zuzana Burianová

Hanka, Pavlova kamarádka

Vlasta Fialová

Pavlova matka

Oldřich Vykypěl

Pavlův otec

Nataša Gollová

učitelka

L. H. Struna

lesník

Crew and creators

Assistant Director

Vladislav Machala

Screenstory

Jiří Blažek

Script Editor

Jiří Blažek

Camera Operator

Oldřich Řičánek

Production Designer

Jaroslav Krška

Set Designer

Vilém Janík

Make-Up Artist

Bohumil Kubíček

Sound Designer

František Strangmüller, Bohumír Brunclík (zvukové efekty)

Production Manager

Dušan Schaffer

Unit Production Manager

Vojtěch Kunčík

Cooperation

zaměstnanci Státních lesů, Lidová myslivecká společnost v Telči

Music

Music Composed by

Zdeněk Liška

Music Performed by

FISYO

Production info

Original Title

Chlapec a srna

English Title

The Boy and the Deer

Category

Film

Typology

feature

Genre

children

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1962

Production Year

1962

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Technical info

Lenght

medium

Runtime

44 min

Versions

Czech

Awards

Vítěz

Festival: 14. mezinárodní festival dětských filmů Benátky

1962
Benátky / Italy

Vítěz

Event: Mezinárodní setkání filmů pro mládež Cannes

1962
Cannes / France

Vítěz

Festival: 14. mezinárodní festival dětských filmů Benátky

1962
Benátky / Italy