The Dark Gate of Night

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1971

Production year

1971

Runtime

33 min

Category

film

Genre

narrative

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionstudent filmmedium

Original title

Temná brána noci

Czech title

Temná brána noci

English title

The Dark Gate of Night

Synopsis

The soldier Petr Košler sets off from the station directly to his girlfriend Dana. He does not know he has been noticed by his father who tells Petr's mother about his arrival. In vain, Petr walks in front of the house in which Dana lives. He meets only her rude brother Pavel. He does not like Petr, he wants his sister to choose one of his friends. When the evening comes, Petr finally meets Dana and she invites him in. They spend a love night. Meanwhile his parents wait for him in vain. The unhappy mother goes to Dana's place at night. She knows where the girl lives. She also does not want her son to date Dana. In the early morning Petr is getting ready to leave. Pavel finds out that Petr has spent the night with his sister. He knows Petr is in the army and he must have left the service secretly, so he calls the army police, they come and escort Petr away. Petr's mother witnesses the situation, hidden behind trees. Dana and Petr get angry with Pavel and he, deeply inside himself, feels he behaved as a sneak.

Cast

František Baťka

Dubbing Lubor Tokoš
MUDr. Karel Košler

Eva Wimmerová

Dubbing Jana Dítětová
Irena, Košlerova žena

Pavel Trávníček

Dubbing Ladislav Potměšil
vojín Petr, syn Košlerových

Mirka Lukesová

Dubbing Stanislava Bartošová
Dana Kunderová, Petrova dívka

Jiří Krampol

Pavel, Danin bratr

Adolf Filip

kapitán, velitel vojenské hlídky

Crew and creators

Assistant Director

Josef Loučím

Screenstory

Jaroslav Soukup

Screenplay

Jaroslav Soukup

Director of Photography

Oldřich Boudný

Production Designer

Aleš Voleman

Film Editor

Jiří Brožek

Sound Designer

Oldřich Tichý

Production Manager

Karel Fiala, Eva Dufková

Pedagogical management

Elmar Klos (režie), Václav Vorlíček (režie), Jan Kališ (kamera), Jan Kučera (střihová skladba)

Music

Music Composed by

archivní

Music Advisor

Ivo Bláha

Production info

Original Title

Temná brána noci

Czech Title

Temná brána noci

English Title

The Dark Gate of Night

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionstudent film

Genre

narrative

Student film

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1971

Production Year

1971

Production

Studio FAMU

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Technical info

Duration typology

medium length film

Duration in minutes

33 min

Original length in metres

918 meters

Distribution carrier

35mm

Aspect ratio

1:1,66

Colour

black & white

Sound

sound

Sound system/format

mono

Versions

Czech

Dialogue languages

Czech

Subtitles languages

without subtitles

Opening/End credits languages

Czech