Adelheid

TitleAdelheid
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1970
AuthorsVlácil, Frantisek
Running Time99 minutes
Date Released06/1970
DistributorUstredni Pujcovna Filmu
CountryCzechoslovakia
Publication Languageczech, german
Abstract

Director František Vláčil creates a claustrophobic, haunting study of identity in post-World War II Czechoslovakia. After returning home from war, a Czech soldier is tasked with managing a large villa previously occupied by a Nazi German family. He falls in love with Adelheid, who now serves as maid in her family's home. Isolated, signified through their language barrier, the post-war politics of Czechoslovakia prompt them to question their identities and sense of belonging.

Cast

Petr Cepek

Emma Cerná

Jan Vostrcil

Credits

Directed by František Vláčil

Written by Vladimír Körner and František Vláčil

Cinematography by František Uldrich

Edited by Miroslav Hájek

Music by Zdeněk Liška

Genre

Drama

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