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Adelheid (1970)

In the aftermath of World War II, a former Czech soldier takes charge of a manor formerly owned by a German family. He falls in love with the daughter, who is now a maid, and is forced to ... See full summary »

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Frantisek Vlácil

Writers:

Vladimír Körner (screenplay), Vladimír Körner (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Petr Cepek ... Viktor Chotovický
Emma Cerná ... Adelheid Heidenmannová
Jan Vostrcil ... Sergeant Hejna
Jana Krupicková Jana Krupicková ... Girl
Pavel Landovský ... Guardsman Jindra
Lubomír Tlalka Lubomír Tlalka ... Guardsman Karel
Milos Willig ... Staff captain
Karel Hábl ... Guardian
Zdenek Mátl Zdenek Mátl ... Hansgeorg Heidenmann
Alzbeta Frejková Alzbeta Frejková ... Old german women
Josef Nemecek Josef Nemecek ... Slovakian
Karel Belohradský Karel Belohradský ... Guardsman
Vlasta Petriková Vlasta Petriková ... Women
Bohumil Vávra Bohumil Vávra ... Vicar (scenes deleted)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Josef Somr ... Guardsman Karel (voice)
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Storyline

In the aftermath of World War II, a former Czech soldier takes charge of a manor formerly owned by a German family. He falls in love with the daughter, who is now a maid, and is forced to confront the stress between his love and his conscience when he discovers her sheltering her German-soldier brother. Written by Fiona Kelleghan <fkelleghan@aol.com>

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Country:

Czechoslovakia

Language:

Czech | German

Release Date:

6 April 1970 (Czechoslovakia) See more »

Also Known As:

Adélaïde See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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A fine piece of cinema
1 September 2010 | by thisissubtitledmoviesSee all my reviews

In his first attempt at a colour film, director Frantisek Vlácil transports us by means of a train journey to Czechoslovakia where we are met with the repercussions of World War Two. A love tale with peril written all over it; Komer exemplifies the misfortunes which war carries to the table and how in its attempt to reconstruct minor faults of the world, war can end up hindering and reproducing them further. But will the two unlikely protagonists beat the odds in an unhopeful world with a happy ever after?

In Adelheid, the well selected cast and Vlácil's fine directing skills have the ability to make the audience experience the same emotions they do - we feel the loneliness, the bouts of happiness and the relevant sensations at the end. A fine piece of cinema, especially for its time, and one which truly represents casualties of war. VMF


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