The Battle at the Red Field

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1968

Production year

1968

Category

film

Genre

narrative

Typology

featurestudent

Original title

Bitva na Červeném poli

Czech title

Bitva na Červeném poli

English title

The Battle at the Red Field

Synopsis

A young journalist is dispatched by a regional paper to a village to interview the last surviving witness of a battle which took place seventy years ago. The man, known only under the nickname Captain [Hejtman], is considered a harmless old fool and a liar by the locals. The young man finds Captain's cottage and, inside it, an old, ill woman confined to her bed who nevertheless still has enough power to constantly drag up her ninety-year old husband. The old man is pleased by the journalist's interest and walks with him behind the cottage to indulge in his old memories. It is, however, unclear from his incoherent speech whether he really took part in the battle, fled from it or simply does not remember anything any more. The shooting of some hares by huntsmen nearby horrifies the man and makes him run back to his house. The young man gets no results and returns to the railway station where a young railway woman promptly arranges a date with him.

Cast

Ivan Vyskočil

mladý novinář

Hermína Vojtová

Hejtmanova žena

Hana Kuberová

železničářka

Josef Vlček (2)

penzista

Milada Ježková

uklízečka

Dubbing

Bohuš Záhorský

hlas Hejtmana

Světla Svozilová

hlas Hejtmanovy ženy

Iva Hüttnerová

hlas železničářky

Libuše Havelková

hlas uklízečky

Crew and creators

Production Manager

Karel Fiala, Karel Kvítek

Pedagogical management

Elmar Klos (režie), Jan Kališ (kamera)

Cooperation

J. Seidl, Vlastimil Venclík, Ivo Pitrák

Music

Music Composed by

Zdeněk Liška

Production info

Original Title

Bitva na Červeném poli

English Title

The Battle at the Red Field

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

narrative

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1968

Production Year

1968

Production

Studio FAMU

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Technical info

Versions

Czech