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The River   [Assigned Title]

ŘEKA   [Assigned Title]
Country of Origin: Czech Republic
Year of origin: 1933
Genre: Feature Film
Locations of shooting: Poříčí nad Sázavou, Jíloviště: hotel Hubertus, Šumava: Boubínský prales, Sázava: bývalé benediktinské opatství sv.Jana Kř.,Panny M.a sv.Prokopa

Credits
Director: Josef Rovenský
Screenplay: Jan Reiter
  Josef Rovenský
Production company: Reiter
Music: Josef Dobeš
Director of photography: Jan Stallich


Keywords: accordion playing, accordions, armed men, Barges, birds in a nest, boys in trees, butterfly on a flowe, caravans, card game, classrooms, cooks, cornfields, country schools, cuckoo clock, desperate parents, dogs, drowning boy, flowers, forests, geese, harmonicas, Horses, innkeepers, lizards, lumbermen, meadow in blossom, merchants, money, oil lamps, orchestra, orchestrions, pikes, poachers, Policemen, princess, Pubs, pupils in school, rafts, reapers, reeds, river head, running trains, rural rooms, sharpening of a scythe, shooting cannons, social dancing, stony fields, Teachers, young couple
Village mayor Sychra enjoyed poaching as a lad and now he fears his young son Pavel has inherited this passion from him. So he decides to send him to town to study. Pavel is a good lad. He makes friends with fellow pupil Pepička, daughter of a poor cottager. The manager of a nearby hotel has announced a reward for the person who catches an old pike that is scaring fish away from a pool beside the river. The pike is caught on Pavel's bait but doggedly fights for his life. In the struggle Pavel's clothes get wet and then he falls into the stream and is swept away. A malicious poacher tells Pepička that Pavel has probably drowned because rafters found his clothes. The girl runs screaming into the village and all the villagers go out in search of Pavel. He however managed to catch the pike and has taken it to the hotel. With the cash reward he buys Pepička a sweater and shoes so she does not have to go barefoot and he secretly puts the presents on her bed. Exhausted, he falls asleep between the tracks. A vagrant finds him and takes the sleeping boy home to his distraught parents who are overjoyed to find him alive.

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Sound: Sound film
Aspect: 1:1,19
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