Companiero

drama, étude

Typology

feature

Czech title

Companiero

Runtime

0 min

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1974

Production year

1974

Language version

Czech

Director

Predrag Babović

Synopsis

"Only torch speak in darkness - in gloss of glazed swards the future is waving - roads of geniuses run over dead - Sun by light of martyrs is filling." A poem by the Serbian poet Jovan Dučić introduces a dramatic story of the last moments of life of the Chile president Salvador Allende (1908 - 1973). General, formerly a personal friend of the president and now one of the putschists, offers life to Allende and his family under the condition he hands in his resignation. The president refuses to leave the presidential palace. He lets call up to his workroom all women being present in the palace, including his daughter Isabel, and says good-bye to them. The women are allowed to leave. The handful of defenders of the palace, being headed by Allende, then take up arms and undergo their last hopeless fight. The documentary shots from Chile in September 1973 are interchanged by snaps of the Nazi German flags and shots of Adolf Hitler.

Cast

Roman Hemala

prezident Salvador Allende

Jiří Adamíra

generál

Regina Čakovská

Isabel, Allendova dcera

Karel Kovář

obránce paláce

dr. Libuše Salábová

Crew and creators

Screenplay

Predrag Babović, Jovan Dučić (báseň)

Production Designer

Aleš Voleman

Costume Designer

Lída Novotná

Make-Up Artist

Marie Džbánková

Sound Designer

Josef Hubka

Production Manager

Karel Fiala, Zdeněk Maniš

Pedagogical management

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

Music

Music Composed by

archivní

Music Advisor

Ivo Bláha

Production info

Original Title

Companiero

English Title

Companiero

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

drama, étude

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1974

Production Year

1974

Production

Studio FAMU

Technical info

Versions

Czech