The Nude

psychological

Typology

feature

Czech title

Nahota

Runtime

102

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1970

Production year

1969 – 1970

Premiere

12.03.1971

Language version

Czech

Director

Václav Matějka

Screenplay

Václav Matějka

Screenstory

Václav Matějka

Summary

Nahota (The Nude) is director Václav Matějka’s first feature film. Unfortunately, the 1970 psychological drama was banned from release because its main star, Slovak Kristina Hanzalová, emigrated to western Europe shortly after the movie was finished. The 1969 Miss Czechoslovakia finished seventh in the 1970 Miss World beauty pageant, and went on to become a model. This drama, which was only released in theatres as late as 1990, after the revolution, was the only film the talented beauty made. She stars as a traumatised country teacher. With some bravura, 30-year-old Petr Čepek plays a young prisoner who is granted a few days’ leave after an unsuccessful suicide attempt.

Synopsis

Young prisoner Jan, nicknamed Roughboy [Drsňák], tries to commit suicide. He was imprisoned for a fight in which he injured a functionary of the National Committee named Froněk, and for stealing material but actually by the blame for this crime was pinned on him by the road-builders in whose group he worked. The prison doctor knows that Jan is an emotionally deprived person who never knew his parents and spent all his childhood - except one year with foster-parents - in orphanages, homes for youth and reform schools. He arranges a five-day holiday for Jan, who wants to find his mother's grave. The old foster-parents do not know anything about her and Roughboy thus goes to the town where he lived. In a hotel, he visits his former lover, waitress Štěpa, who takes him in for the night. At the National Committee, the young man finds Secretary Froněk, who informs him that his mother was buried in the village Horní Světlá. Upon his arrival at the village, Jan learns from the sexton that she committed suicide as a very young woman, unable to bear the fate of an unmarried mother. In the village, Jan meets the pretty teacher, Jarmila. She, too, has unsolved traumas from her past and is afraid of physical love. She does not know anything about Jan and is somehow irritated by his behaviour. Despite this, they visit a wine cellar and the slight drunkenness makes it easier for them to become closer. After a night full of love, conscience wakes up in Roughboy and he reveals his situation to Jarmila. The young woman feels that another dream of hers has evaporated and Roughboy drowns his sorrow in drink in the local pub. They both remain alone.

Cast

Petr Čepek

Jan zvaný Drsňák

Kristina Hanzalová

učitelka Jarmila

Vlado Müller

Tomáš

Věra Galatíková

Jolana, Tomášova milenka

Emma Černá

Anděla

Sylvia Turbová

servírka Štěpa Zelenková

Bohuslav Čáp

tajemník národního výboru Froněk

P.Karel Mach

farář

Jarmila Kurandová

Jarmilina domácí

Emil Iserle

starý pán, Janův pěstoun

Vlasta Jelínková

stará paní, Janova pěstounka

Adam Matejka

kostelník

Václav Mareš

lékař Krása, Jarmilin přítel

Viktor Maurer

praporčík vězeňské stráže

Zdena Burdová

dcera výčepního

Alexandra Korytová

mladá dívka

Vladimír Jedenáctík

hrobař Ferdásek

skupina bratří Gondolánů

romská kapela

Milan Morávek

vězeňský psychiatr

H. Troníčková

Habrová

J. Váňa

muž

Dubbing

Libuše Švormová

hlas Jarmily

Blanka Bohdanová

hlas Štěpy

Jiří Němeček

hlas vězeňského psychiatra

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Vladimír Blažek

Assistant Director

Dagmar Zelenková

Screenstory

Václav Matějka

Shooting Script

Václav Matějka

Second Unit Photography

Jiří Macák

Camera Operator

Vladimír Murat

Production Designer

Jindřich Goetz

Set Designer

Ivo Černý, Miloš Osvald, Jiří Rulík

Costume Designer

Zdena Kadrnožková

Film Editor

Josef Valušiak

Sound Designer

Ladislav Hausdorf

Production Manager

Jiří Pokorný, Bohumil Šmída

Unit Production Manager

Vlasta Synkulová, Václav Dobeš

Cooperation

Hana Macháčková, Milada Malínská, Gabriela Globočníková, Jaromír Švarc

Music

Music Composed by

Luboš Fišer

Music Performed by

FISYO

Music Conducted by

Štěpán Koníček (FISYO)

Songs

Romská píseň, Pod tou naší starou lípou, Ej, ani kukuk, ani sojka, Lepší je vínečko nežli voda, Na kopečku stála, plakala

Songwriter

lidová píseň (Pod tou naší starou lípou), lidová píseň (Ej, ani kukuk, ani sojka), lidová píseň (Lepší je vínečko nežli voda), lidová píseň (Na kopečku stála, plakala)

Writer of Lyrics

lidová píseň (Pod tou naší starou lípou), lidová píseň (Ej, ani kukuk, ani sojka), lidová píseň (Lepší je vínečko nežli voda), lidová píseň (Na kopečku stála, plakala)

Singer

skupina bratří Gondolánů (Romská píseň), sbor (Pod tou naší starou lípou), Vlado Müller (Ej, ani kukuk, ani sojka), sbor (Lepší je vínečko nežli voda), sbor (Na kopečku stála, plakala)

Production info

Original Title

Nahota

English Title

The Nude

Copyright

1970

Production Year

1969 – 1970

Premiere

12.03.1971

Creative Group

Šmída – Daniel, František Daniel, Bohumil Šmída

Technical info

Format

Betacam

Versions

Czech