Sin of God

narrative

Typology

feature

Czech title

Hřích boha

Runtime

0 min

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1969

Production year

1969

Language version

Czech

Director

Agnieszka Holland

Synopsis

The chambermaid Arina has a love-affair with the porter Sergei Infantich, nicknamed Serega. She gets pregnant and delivers twins, whom she puts into an orphanage. Now she is pregnant again. Serega, however, is called to the army for four years. The simple but reasonable Arina knows she would grow old and worn out from other pregnancies before her lover would return - as a chambermaid, she is well aware that she must be freely available to the hotel guests. She contemplates marrying one of her wooers, all of them already old men. She asks God for help and advice and he gives her Alfréd, one of his angels, as a husband for four years who definitely will not make her pregnant. The happy Arina feeds Alfréd and makes him drunk on vodka. When the delicate young angel falls on a bed in drunkenness, Arina, driven by lust, lays next to him - but so clumsily that she lays over him and smothers him with her big belly. The wooers are not interested in marrying Arina any more, wanting just her body. The desperate woman reproaches God for the miserable life he had prepared for her. God tries to apologize on his knees but the devastated woman rejects his apology.

Cast

Jaroslava Pokorná

pokojská Arina

Jaroslav Neduha

muž v čepici

Ivan Pokorný

jeden z andělů

Klos

Bouzek

Machalka

Geissler

Commentary

Crew and creators

Based on

Isaak Babel (Ježíšův hřích – povídka)

Production Designer

Aleš Voleman

Sound Designer

Josef Hubka

Production Manager

Karel Fiala, Ivana Dortová

Pedagogical management

Karel Kachyňa (scénář), Jan Kališ (kamera), Vladislav Delong (režie), Josef Dobřichovský (střih)

Music

Selected Music

Carl Orff (opera Carmina burana)

Production info

Original Title

Hřích boha

English Title

Sin of God

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

narrative

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1969

Production Year

1969

Production

Studio FAMU

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Technical info

Versions

Czech