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BABIČKA   [Assigned Title]

Country of Origin: Czech Republic
Year of origin: 1940
Genre: Feature Film
Locations of shooting: Česká Skalice, Ratibořice: Babiččino údolí, Riesenburský altán, Ratibořice: Viktorčin splav, zámek Ratibořice

Director: František Čáp
Screenplay: František Čáp
  Karel Hašler
  Václav Wasserman
Production company: Lucernafilm
Music: Jiří Fiala
Director of photography: Karel Degl

Prošek's children impatiently await the arrival of their grandmother to Staré bělidlo. The woman in peasant dress immediately wins them over with her kindness and wisdom. In the same way she easily makes the acquaintance of the neighbours who soon begin confiding in her their sorrows. The aged woman is touched above all by the story of crazy Viktorka who as a young woman fell in love with a jaeger, left with him and likely lived happily. Her husband, however, fell in battle and she returned to her native village. But she was no longer able to live among people. She wandered through the forest until one day during a storm she was killed by a falling tree. This unfortunate woman grandmother could no longer help. But here are Kristla and her Jakub, who must leave for fourteen years of military service, and then the princess's ward Hortensie who suffers for the love of a painter. When grandmother wins the affection of the princess, she puts in a word for the young couple and also obtains a position for poor Kudrna. Grandmother is dying and has just one wish: to see Barunka, who was her favourite. The young girl now lives in Vienna, but she comes home in time to say good-bye to her grandmother.

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Sound: Sound film
Aspect: 1:1,37
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