In a Submarine Zone

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1972

Production year

1972

Category

film

Genre

étude

Typology

featurestudent

Original title

V ponorkovém pásmu

Czech title

V ponorkovém pásmu

English title

In a Submarine Zone

Synopsis

The Atlantic Ocean, November 4th, 1917. The sailors of a British ship loaded with weapons and ammunition, find themselves in a danger zone, in which the enemy is manoeuvring their submarines. Those, who are not on guard, are asleep in their cabins. The sailor called Scotty, who is just waking up, notices that Smith, who is a loner and a bit of a character, takes a black box out of his suitcase and places it under his mattress. When Smith leaves for the deck, the rest of the crew become so scared that they decide to place the strange object carefully into a bucket of water and tie Smith. They are afraid that Smith may be a German spy who is planning to blow the ship up. They really carry out their plans - tie Smith and even put a gag in his mouth. In the box, however, they only find a pack of letters in a waterproof wrap. The suspecting Driscoll starts reading the letters as they can contain a code. The letters are from Smith's wife Edith and contain intimate and private messages. The ashamed sailors free Smith.

Cast

Zdeněk Braunschläger

námořník Sven

Petr Čepek

námořník Scotty

Jiří Hálek

námořník

František Husák

námořník Jack

Jiří Kodet

námořník Smith

Pavel Landovský

námořník Driscoll

Crew and creators

Based on

Eugene O'Neill (V ponorkovém pásmu /In the Zone/ – divadelní hra)

Screenplay

Lubomír Mauer

Production Designer

Aleš Voleman

Production Manager

Helena Daňhelová

Pedagogical management

Alois Fišárek (střih), Jan Kališ (kamera), Jiří Sequens (režie)

Production info

Original Title

V ponorkovém pásmu

English Title

In a Submarine Zone

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

étude

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1972

Production Year

1972

Production

Studio FAMU

Technical info

Versions

Czech