The Ninth Name

drama, psychological

Typology

feature

Czech title

Deváté jméno

Runtime

91

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1963

Production year

1963

Premiere

24.04.1964

Language version

Czech

Director

Jiří Sequens

Screenplay

Vladimír Körner, Vladimír Goldmann, Jiří Sequens

Screenstory

Vladimír Körner, Vladimír Goldmann, Jiří Sequens

Synopsis

On his way to a colleague's cremation in Olomouc, office worker Ivo Koláčný meets Milča Dlabalová after many years. They were lovers once, and they also share a terrible secret. Milča did not want to divorce her husband Dlabal during the War. To make sure she would not lose his vast fortune, she anonymously informed the Gestapo that there was going to be a secret pig-slaughtering feast at her husband's farm. Eight men from the village were imprisoned, seven of them later died in a concentration camp. Only one of them, Dlabal, returns heavily disabled. Twenty years go by. Koláčný has a young wife and a small daughter. Milča has remained childless and, three months earlier, her paralyzed husband has died. She has now qualms of conscience about what she did and wants to confess to the police. Koláčný, who at the time knew about her crime - a fact that could easily be proved - begins to fear for his comfortable life. He meets up with Milča a couple of times and pretends that the loving sentiment he once had for her has been rekindled. When he takes his daughter out on a picnic, he notices a convenient spot where he could get rid of his lover. In the marshy ground of the floodplain forest her body could disappear without trace. He lures the woman to go with him to his friend's cottage. On the way there, they "accidentally" miss the connecting train and go to take a walk in the forest. There, Koláčný strangles Milča and drags her body into the water. After a few days, he receives a phone call from Ms Dlabalová's neighbour. She has found his number and knows that he was seeing the missing woman.

Cast

Ota Sklenčka

úředník Ivo Koláčný

Vlasta Fialová

prodavačka Milča Dlabalová

Svatava Hubeňáková

Irena, Koláčného manželka

Monika Ottová

Ivanka, dcera Koláčných

Zdeněk Kutil

Jožka Černík, Ivův kamarád

Nina Popelíková

Strouhalová, Ivova kolegyně

Jarmila Kurandová

Koláčného matka

Zdeněk Braunschläger

Fanouš, mladík ve sklípku

Ladislav Gzela

hostinský

Jindřich Narenta

Arnošt, Ivův kolega

Josef Skrčený

muž ve výdeji zavazadel

Karel Pavlík

ředitel Vodohospodářských staveb

Oldřich Velen

Rudolf, muž na stavbě

Sylva Byšická

uklízečka

Josef Miroslav Bourek

informátor

Otakar Fuka

mladík

Jiří Havel

mladík ve sklípku

Antonín Krčmář

Jeník

Jarmila Novobilská

pokladní

Dana Richterová

prodavačka

František Šlégr

průvodce v jeskyních

Dubbing

Aťka Janoušková

hlas Ivanky

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Otakar Fuka

Assistant Director

Drahomíra Reňáková, Jana Riegelová

Shooting Script

Jiří Sequens

Second Unit Photography

Emil Sirotek

Camera Operator

František Kučera

Production Designer

Karel Lier

Set Designer

Jiří Cvrček, Čestmír Diviš, Jan Vrňata

Costume Designer

Erna Veselá

Film Editor

Jan Chaloupek

Sound Designer

František Fabián

Production Manager

Věra Kadlecová

Unit Production Manager

Václav Havlík, Karel Škorpík

Unit Production Manager

Vilém Henzel

Cooperation

Marcela Jakubcová, Jana Kulhánková, Libuše Jahodová

Music

Music Composed by

Jan Novák (skladatel)

Music Performed by

FISYO

Music Conducted by

František Belfín (FISYO)

Songs

Ej, vy páni, vy, V Hodoníně za vojáčka mňa vzali

Songwriter

lidová píseň (Ej, vy páni, vy), lidová píseň (V Hodoníně za vojáčka mňa vzali)

Writer of Lyrics

lidová píseň (Ej, vy páni, vy), lidová píseň (V Hodoníně za vojáčka mňa vzali)

Singer

Zdeněk Kutil (Ej, vy páni, vy), Ota Sklenčka (V Hodoníně za vojáčka mňa vzali)

Production info

Original Title

Deváté jméno

English Title

The Ninth Name

Copyright

1963

Production Year

1963

Premiere

24.04.1964

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Creative Group

Novotný – Kubala, Bedřich Kubala, Ladislav Novotný

Technical info

Versions

Czech