Trial

étude

Typology

feature

Czech title

Soud

Runtime

0 min

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1971

Production year

1971

Language version

Czech

Director

César De Ferrari

Synopsis

Photographs documenting police actions during demonstrations in South America are accompanied by a commentary talking about malnutrition of the people and deaths of up to a million children in the countries on this continent from diseases that are otherwise commonly curable. A group of young revolutionaries have abducted Juan Morales, a man who directly participated in torturing and murdering thirty-six of their comrades. The revolutionary tribunal sentences the elderly man to death and one of the young men is chosen to be the punisher. Morales defends himself: after all, he has never personally tortured anyone. It has been proven, however, that he was always present, interrogating the tortured men and inspiring new methods of torture. The punisher is left alone with his gun and Morales, who is sitting in a chair, his hands tied. The young man hesitates, gathering courage to do the execution. This gives Morales time to slip out of his binds; as they grapple, the gun goes off and the bullet hits the young man. Before he dies, he manages to execute the sentence. Five people a day die in Latin America for political reasons.

Cast

Gustav Opočenský

obžalovaný Juan Morales

Ivan Vyskočil

vykonavatel rozsudku

André Maroun-Gédéon

člen senátu

Abdelhafidh Bouassida

člen senátu

Crew and creators

Assistant Director

Abdelhafidh Bouassida

Camera Operator

Jiří Hošek

Production Designer

Aleš Voleman

Sound Designer

Josef Hubka

Production Manager

Boris Nakladov, Karel Fiala

Pedagogical management

Otakar Vávra (režie), Jan Kališ (kamera), Bohumil Šmída (produkce), Josef Dobřichovský (střih)

Music

Music Composed by

archivní

Music Advisor

Josef Ceremuga

Production info

Original Title

Soud

English Title

Trial

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

étude

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1971

Production Year

1971

Production

Studio FAMU

Technical info

Versions

Czech