Artikelnummer 6464

MEN WITHOUT WINGS (Muži bez křídel) (1946) * with switchable English subtitles *

Directed by František Čáp Written by Bohumil Štěpánek Gustav Nezval as Engineer Petr Lom Ladislav H. Struna as Chief Engineer Bureš Jaroslav Zrotal as Engineer Pavlík Vladimír Hlavatý as Engineer Karas Jan W. Speerger as Engineer Vondra Jaroslav Seník as Zeman Ladislav Hájek as Jirka Karel Peyr as Director of the airport Eduard Linkers as Ullmann Jiřina Petrovická as Secretary Jana Tomešová Pavla Vrbenská as Post office worker Marta Pohlová

In occupied Böhmen and Mähren, the head of the SD and Police, Reinhard Heydrich, has just been assassinated. As punishment, the village of Lidice is wiped out; its males shot; its women and children sent to concentration camps. Even the dogs in the kennel are executed. Jirka's family was shot, too. He escaped retribution only due to his being out of town at the time. His uncle, Petr Lom, and Marta, a young girl living next door to Petr, care for the young boy. Lom has just started working at a Luftwaffe airfield, which is run by a Sudeten German, Ullman. The Resistance is quite active at the airport, collecting and smuggling out weapons and keeping in touch with the Allies. They get a lot of information from Ullman's secretary, who has access to top secret documents. Jirka starts working at the airport, too; but he is consumed by grief and the need to take revenge on his family's murderers.

DVD-R is in Czech with switchable English subtitles. Approx. 72 mins. See film sample for audio and video quality!

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