Eduard and God

narrative

Typology

feature

Czech title

Eduard a Bůh

Runtime

0 min

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1969

Production year

1969

Language version

Czech

Director

Jan David

Synopsis

After graduating, Eduard, a young teacher, takes up a post at a school in a small town. The shy youth soon meets a charming girl, Alice. She is also fond of Eduard and the couple experiences beautiful moments together. The only problem in their relationship is Alice's strong religious feeling, which somewhat restricts their love. What is more, Eduard has to go to church with Alice. There are no secrets in a small town and Eduard is soon invited to report to the headmistress and other school officials, because it is unacceptable for a teacher in a Communist state to believe in God. Eduard admits that he is not entirely sure whether God exists or not. His sincerity catches the headmistress off guard. She decides to take Eduard's education in atheism in hand herself. She invites him to visit her and seduces him. Eduard experiences a sense of guilt, he ponders on the questions of Truth and finally comes to the conclusion that lies are necessary.

Cast

Jiří Hrzán

učitel Eduard

Slávka Budínová

ředitelka školy

Jiří Hálek

učitel

Vojtěch Holý

Eduardův bratr

Commentary

Crew and creators

Director

Jan David

Based on

Milan Kundera (Eduard a Bůh – povídka ze sbírky Směšné lásky)

Screenplay

Jan David

Film Editor

Jan Chaloupek

Sound Designer

Oldřich Tichý, Bohumír Brunclík (zvukové efekty)

Production Manager

Karel Fiala, Zdeněk Hradec

Pedagogical management

Otakar Vávra (režie), Jan Kališ (kamera), Emil Havlín (produkce)

Music

Music Composed by

Rudolf Rokl

Music Performed by

trio Rudolfa Rokla

Songs

Čekej tiše

Songwriter

Audrey Allison (Čekej tiše), Joe Allison (Čekej tiše)

Writer of Lyrics

Jiří Grossmann (Čekej tiše)

Singer

Eva Olmerová (Čekej tiše)

Production info

Original Title

Eduard a Bůh

English Title

Eduard and 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