Adaggio

drama

Typology

feature

Czech title

Adagio

Runtime

0 min

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1970

Production year

1970

Language version

Czech

Director

Pravoslav Flak

Synopsis

Prisoner Ivan, a talented violin player, performs for Hauptsturmführer SS Hecht in his office. The one-armed Hecht by turns listens and talks to Ivan, whose sympathy he would like to gain. It would be enough for Hecht if Ivan only said that he has nothing in common with the other prisoners. But Ivan does not betray his people. He says nothing and, in his imagination, sees a revolt of the prisoners, their fight with the Germans and their dogs and Hecht's death. Hecht wants to return home - because "anything is better than death". In a family photograph, the former virtuoso Hecht has both arms. In a mass grave Ivan lies dead and the German officer weeps.

Cast

Josef Somr

hauptsturmführer SS Hecht, bývalý virtuos

Ivan Štraus

zajatec Ivan

Květa Fialová

Hechtova žena

Crew and creators

Assistant Director

Jaroslav Toms

Script Editor

Iason Urban

Production Designer

Karel Lier

Set Designer

Karel Kočí

Costume Designer

Jarmila Konečná

Make-Up Artist

Otakar Košťál

Production Manager

Petr Brada

Music

Music Composed by

Luboš Fišer

Selected Music

Luboš Fišer (Adagio)

Music Performed by

FISYO

Music Conducted by

František Belfín (FISYO)

Production info

Original Title

Adagio

English Title

Adaggio

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

drama

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1970

Production Year

1970

Technical info

Versions

Czech