You are here: Home
Document Actions


Trap,The - KA   [Assigned Title]

PAST   [Assigned Title]
Country of Origin: Czech Republic
Year of origin: 1950
Genre: Feature Film
Locations of shooting: Praha: Nové Město, Václavské náměstí, hotel Evropa (interiér), Praha: nádraží Hlavní, Praha: Nové Město, ulice Politických vězňů, Petschkův palác (i inter.)

Director: Martin Frič
Screenplay: Miloslav Drtílek
  Václav Gajer
Production company: Československý státní film
Music: Dalibor C. Vačkář
Director of photography: Václav Hanuš

It is 1942. The Gestapo in Prague are hunting down a resistance group which is supposed to be headed by a man called Čermák. A member of this group, Růžena Kubínová, is arrested during a sudden raid on the railway station. The Gestapo member Dönnert has recognized her and has her cruelly interrogated. The other resistance fighters, most of them railway workers, meanwhile try to renew contact with Pardubice where explosives suppliers are holed out. The confidente Herta Lenz is assigned to Růžena's cell and, thanks to her former life as an actress, manages to win the girl's confidence. When Herta is later "released", Růžena gives her a secret message to take with her. Růžena, however, does not tell her the essential information that Čermák is not a real person but only the codename of their group. The resistance fighters realize then that Herta is an agent. At Herta's instigation Růžena is allowed to escape. The confidente correctly assumes that she will come to her for shelter. When Růžena gets to her flat she discovers that Herta is an agent and, in the scuffle, shoots her dead. The underground movement members are able to continue their resistance activities.

Version 1
Language: n/a
Sound: Sound film
Aspect: 1:1,37
Duration: n/a

» Complete Film
Length 2642.8 m Request Copy Button
request copy
Copy Type n/a
Base Acetate
Copyright Information Národní filmový archiv
License Information Film can be licensed