Hope

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1963

Production year

1963

Premiere

17 January 1964

Runtime

88 min

Category

film

Genre

narrative

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Naděje

Czech title

Naděje

English title

Hope

Synopsis

Ignác Šavlíř, nicknamed Lucin, tries to pick the pocket of another worker in the canteen of a large gravel-pit. He is caught, beaten up and thrown out to the autumn mud. He is taken care of by Magdalena, a worker who happened to go by. She takes him into her little house high above the dump. The two outcasts begin to live together. Years ago, Lucin was a master at a construction site and a driver, but excessive drinking made him solely an auxiliary worker, permanent debtor and occasional thief. Magdalena's arms have served as a harbour for many workers for just one night. She, however, was never after money - she rather feared loneliness and longed for stability and security. She is hygiene-minded and has a good influence on Lucin. She would like to leave with him for somewhere else - for example to Hradec, where a new construction site is opening. Lucin tries to toe the line, but when the other workers laugh at him for his relationship to a woman of bad reputation, he again gets terribly drunk. During a harsh quarrel, he hits Magdalena so hard he knocks her out. Lucin takes her to hospital. At the police station, he admits to what he has done and, deeply shattered, decides to change his life. The recovering Magdalena, on the contrary, claims to have caused the injury herself. Lucin comes to say goodbye to her in the hospital. He is going to leave for Hradec on his own for now, but will write soon. They both have the chance to start a new life.

Cast

Hana Hegerová

dělnice Magdalena Hrivňáková

Rudolf Hrušínský

Ignác Šavlíř zvaný Lucin

František Peterka

Čtvrtníček

Otto Šimánek

kantýnský Fojtář

Pavel Spálený

dělník, Lucinův věřitel

Ladislav Kazda

dělník, Lucinův věřitel

Josef Koza

řidič

Josef Vondráček

řidič v garáži

Viktor Očásek

vrátný v nádražní nocležně

Jan Faltýnek

výčepní

Lenka Fišerová

ošetřovatelka

Ivana Bílková

žena v kiosku

Josef Bárta

hráč karet

Zdeněk Leština

hráč karet

Václav Král

pokladní na nádraží

Ladislav Gzela

vrátný v ubytovně

Jaroslav Nekolný

venkovan

Darja Hajská

pacientka

Halina Píchová

pacientka

Ingrid Kostková

ošetřovatelka

Eva Řepíková

mladá matka na nádraží

Vojtěch Šašek

vrátný

Antonín Šeplavý

náhodný chodec

Dubbing

Jiří Holý

hlas vyšetřovatele

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Milada Mikešová

Assistant Director

Lubomír Břinčil, Irena Vachatová

Screenstory

Jan Procházka

Shooting Script

Karel Kachyňa

Director of Photography

Josef Vaniš

Second Unit Photography

Václav Helliman

Camera Operator

Bohumil Vodička

Production Designer

Leoš Karen

Set Designer

Karel Kracík, Ladislav Winkelhöfer, Jan Štrébl

Costume Designer

Lída Novotná

Film Editor

Jan Chaloupek

Sound Designer

Bohumír Brunclík (zvukové efekty), Jiří Lenoch

Production Manager

Jaroslav Kučera

Unit Production Manager

Hubert Novotný, Jiří Ulrich

Unit Production Manager

Václav Polák

Cooperation

Leopold Zeman, Jana Beránková (2), Jana Kulhánková

Music

Music Composed by

Jan Novák

Music Performed by

FISYO (Music Conducted by František BelfínŠtěpán Koníček),

Songs

Bude zima, bude mráz

Songwriter lidová píseň
Writer of Lyrics lidová píseň
Singer dětský hlas

Production info

Original Title

Naděje

Czech Title

Naděje

English Title

Hope

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

narrative

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1963

Production Year

1963

Production specifications

literary Screenplay approved 6 November 1962
technical Screenplay approved 24 January 1963
start of filming 8 February 1963
end of filming 4 June 1963
projection approval 22 July 1963

Premiere

premiere 17 January 1964

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Studio

Hostivař

Creative Group

Tvůrčí skupina Švabík – Procházka, Jan Procházka (vedoucí dramaturg tvůrčí skupiny), Erich Švabík (vedoucí výroby tvůrčí skupiny)

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

88 min

Original length in metres

2 518 meters

Distribution carrier

35mm

Versions

Czech

Awards

Vítěz

Event: Čestná uznání Československého filmu a Svazu československých divadelních a filmových umělců z produkce roku 1963

1964
Praha / Czechoslovakia

Vítěz

Festival: 6. mezinárodní filmový festival Buenos Aires

1964
Buenos Aires / Argentina
Karel Kachyňa