Operation Kalimantan

drama

Typology

feature

Czech title

Akce Kalimantan

Runtime

69

Country

Czechoslovakia, Indonesia

Copyright

1962

Production year

1962

Premiere

17.08.1962

Language version

Czech

Director

Vladimír Sís

Screenplay

Miroslav Oplt, Vladimír Sís

Screenstory

S. Suryadarma, Vladimír Sís

Synopsis

After the end of the Second World War, the fighting continued in some parts of the world, as colonized countries struggled for independence. In the setting for this film, Indonesian soldiers have already won freedom for the island of Java, but on Kalimantan, called Borneo by the colonizers, Dutch soldiers remain. One day they bombard a village and only the Indonesian Captain Bitah survives. Under dramatic circumstances, he manages to reach Java on a raft. There, he establishes a small partisan unit dropped from an airplane over the Kalimantan jungle. During the descent, one of the paratroopers is severely injured and another one, the telegraphist Sarto, loses the transmitter in the moorland. Dutch soldiers find the parachute and begin to pursue the partisans. Several of Bitah's men died, but men from the villages gradually join the unit. Sarto and the soldier Siput disguise themselves as fishermen and creep into the residence of a Dutch colonel. The Indonesian servant Nathan takes Sarto to a transmitter, and Sarto manages to transmit the information concerning the place where the support and weapons are to be dropped off. Right afterwards, Sarto is shot dead by Dutch guards. The next morning, Siput and Nathan are put before an execution squad. But before they die, they can hear the Indonesian airplanes bringing help from Java to Bitah and his men.

Note

The actors included Indonesian paratroopers.

Cast

Martin Růžek

holandský plukovník Boeklinder

Hana Kreihanslová

Ann, plukovníkova žena

Gustav Heverle

poručík, plukovníkův pobočník

Jaroslav Kála

holandský telegrafista

Soeherman

nadporučík

MUDr. Kálenský

holandský námořní kapitán

J. P. Ibrahim

desátník

Bambang Hermanto

kapitán Bitah

B. Pitradjaja

voják Siput

Bambang Irawan

telegrafista Sarto

Saul Dudung

Djahan, zajatý voják

Choesarie

Saruwong, zraněný voják

Soenardi

Damang

Koesno

Karing

Pedro Parera

Bahen

Abdul Kadir

Litung

Donald Hartono

Renden

Manan Dipa

Djankrik-Cvrček

Litbagay

seržant Singir

Raden Ismail Djajaningrat

sluha Nathan

dr. Murad

major Rusli

Sofia Waldi

matka

Mieke Widjaja

Dewi, Sartova dívka

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Pavel Hobl

Assistant Director

Alena Sísová, Václav Matějka

Screenstory

S. Suryadarma, Vladimír Sís

Shooting Script

Vladimír Sís

Script Editor

Václav Nývlt

Second Unit Photography

Stanislav Milota

Camera Operator

Václav Helliman

Production Designer

Vladimír Labský

Film Editor

Miroslav Hájek

Sound Designer

Josef Vlček, Bohumír Brunclík (zvukové efekty)

Production Manager

Antonín Bedřich

Unit Production Manager

Jiří Ulrich, Otto Renelt

Unit Production Manager

Jaroslav Solnička

Consultant

Miroslav Oplt, mjr. Agoes Soeroto

Cooperation

Zorica Dubovská, Dodong Djiwapradia, Suhardjo, Daddy Soewastodjo, Soetardi, Sjofyan Alty, Frans Hasibuan, Jitka Šulcová, Anna Křemenová, Leopold Zeman

Music

Music Composed by

Wiliam Bukový

Music Performed by

FISYO

Music Conducted by

Štěpán Koníček (FISYO)

Production info

Original Title

Akce Kalimantan

English Title

Operation Kalimantan

Parallel Title

Aksi Kalimantán

Copyright

1962

Production Year

1962

Premiere

17.08.1962

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Creative Group

Šmída – Fikar, Ladislav Fikar, Bohumil Šmída

Technical info

Versions

Czech