Adelheid 1969
The film is set in the aftermath of world war two in the Sudetenland in northern Moravia. Adelheid is the story of Viktor Chotovicky a Czech airman who has returned from service in the Royal Air Force, who is given the management of an enormous German estate. Adelheid Heidenmannova is the daughter of the former owner who is imprisoned for his crimes. She is assigned to be the servant to Viktor, living in a camp for German women who usually have to go and work the fields. Adelheid and Viktor are gradually attracted to each other and although neither speaks the other's language, they begin a tentative - but doomed - affair.
A compelling love story that transcends the absence of verbal communication highlighting the pain of a country in defeat, Adelheid was also the first film to controversially address the Czech treatment of German's during the expulsions of the mid-1940's.

DVD9 | PAL 4:3 | 01:38:18 | 4.90 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Czech
Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama

Director: Frantisek Vlacil
Cast: Petr Cepek, Emma Cerna, Jan Vostrcil
Country: Czechoslovakia

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