Faithfulness

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1971

Production year

1971

Category

povídka

Genre

short-story

Typology

feature

Original title

Věrnost

Czech title

Věrnost

English title

Faithfulness

Working Title

Psí věrnost

Synopsis

The house-painter Havelka prefers training his hound to work. His friend Pavelka envies him the dog. In a pub they quarrel about which one of them is better huntsman. When Havelka does not want to sell the dog to Pavelka, the farmer Pavelka makes Havelka drunk and cheats the dog out of him for nothing. The painter despairs. His wife is crossed with him, he does not prosper at work, and he forfeited the loved animal. Anyway, in the meantime Pavelka unsuccesfully tries to train the dog and he even uses the whip. A fight occurs between both men. The dog defends Havelka and bites the farmer. In a violent reaction the farmer kills the dog with a pickaxe. Havelka carries away the dead animal. He is accompanied by Pavelka distracted with grief.

Cast

Vlastimil Brodský

malíř pokojů Havelka

Milada Burešová

Havelkova žena

Ilja Prachař

sedlák Pavelka

Jana Prachařová

Pavelkova žena

Miloš Vognič

malířův učedník

Drahomíra Fialková

dáma na kole

Mnislav Hofmann

hráč karet

Marie Landová

cikánka

Zdena Burdová

hospodská

Karel Augusta

číšník

Jiří Hartman

vesničan

Ilona Jirotková

vesničanka

pes Andula

český fousek Argoš

Production info

Original Title

Věrnost

English Title

Faithfulness

Working Title

Psí věrnost

Category

povídka

Typology

feature

Genre

short-story

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1971

Production Year

1971

Technical info