The Confrontation

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1975

Production year

1975

Runtime

45 min

Category

film

Genre

pop-science

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionmedium

Original title

Konfrontace

Czech title

Konfrontace

English title

The Confrontation

Synopsis

A lecturer is quoting extensive sections from the Criminal Code, concerning espionage against Czechoslovakia and the socialist countries, meeting the audience with possible punishment for such crimes. American and West German intelligence agencies take on Czechoslovak citizens, as it is demonstrated on the example of a deserter Karel Navrátil. The young man fled across the border, ending up at the refugee camp in Zirndorf. He was there hired by agent Williams, who took him to Frankfurt. Karel received an identity card with a false name Josef Müller, and Williams regularly interviewed him on the Czechoslovak army. Karel left his wife and child back in Prague, but a letter from his wife made him come home. Before he came home, he had undersigned an agreement on cooperation with the American agency and received espionage training and to secret making contacts. He returned home moved together with his family to the city of Beroun, and accepted a job of a taxi driver. Navrátil cooperated with another agent, a German citizen Kurt Vorbach, who was visiting his relatives in Czechoslovakia. Vorbach, in exchange for a contribution to a new car, received a lot of secret military information from Navrátil's nephew Mirek. Both men were very careful in meeting each other, but Czechoslovak counterespionage traced them, arrested and convicted them of spying activities.

Cast

Jiří Adamíra

agent Williams

Jiří Lábus

zběh Karel Navrátil alias Josef Müller

Mária Dolanská

rotmistryně Věra Čermáková

Jan Řeřicha

Mirek, Trudin syn

Josef Větrovec

podplukovník Kovář

Josef Šebek

poručík

Vladimír Fürst

Kurt Vorbach

Jiří Havel

vyšetřovatel

Crew and creators

Script Supervisor

Věra Vláčilová

Screenstory

Vlastimil Šára

Screenplay

Vlastimil Fiala

Script Editor

Ivan Dvořák

Director of Photography

Jiří Krob

Production Designer

Milan Nejedlý

Set Designer

Karel Kočí

Make-Up Artist

Libuše Jindrová

Film Editor

Vlasta Plotěná

Special Effects

Karel Patočka

Production Manager

Milan Borota

Cooperation

Luboš Dostálek, E. Klinecká, S. Vondrák, Pavel Žirovnický, F. Slivenecký

Music

Music Composed by

archivní

Music Advisor

Jiří Šust

Production info

Original Title

Konfrontace

Czech Title

Konfrontace

English Title

The Confrontation

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

pop-science

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1975

Production Year

1975

Technical info

Duration typology

medium length film

Duration in minutes

45 min

Original length in metres

1 258 meters

Distribution carrier

35mm

Aspect ratio

1:1,37

Colour

black & white

Sound

sound

Sound system/format

mono

Versions

Czech

Dialogue languages

Czech

Subtitles languages

without subtitles

Opening/End credits languages

Czech