Motion pictures, Czech
Medical drama (Films)
Hana Bělohradská; Zbynek Brynych; Ota Koval; Ester Krumbachová; Miroslav Macháček; Olga Scheinpflugová; Jiří Adamira; Jiří Sternwald; Věra Kalábová; Radovan Kalina; Filmové studio Barrandov.; Československý filmexport.; Facets Video (Firm)
|語言註釋：||Czech dialogue, English subtitles.|
|注意：||Originally released as a motion picture in 1964.
"Newly remastered from a restored print from the National Archives"--Container.
Special features: Onscreen introduction by Andrew Horton of Kinoeye; Facets Cine-Notes collectible booklet.
|餘額：||Director of photography, Jan KalisÌ ; cinematographer, Jan Kalis ; editor, Miroslav HaÌjek ; music, JirÌiÌ Sternwald ; idea, Hana BeÌlohradskaÌ ; dramaturgists, VeÌra KaÌlabovaÌ, Radovan Kalina.|
|演員名單:||Miroslav Machacek, Olga Scheinpflugova, Jiří Adamira, Illia Prachar, Josef Vinklar, Zdenka Prochazkova, Slavka Budinova, Jiri Virtala.|
|描述：||1 videodisc (100 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.|
|詳述：||DVD, all regions (region 0), widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital, NTSC, restored.|
|叢書名：||Masterpiece collection (Facets Video (Firm))|
|其他題名：||Fifth rider is fear
Fifth horseman is fear
And the fifth horseman is fear
|責任：||Filmové Studio Barrandov uvádi Československý Filmexport ; produced by Carlo Ponti for Sigma III and Barrandov Studio ; written by Hana Belohradska, Zbynek Brynych, Ota Koval and Ester Krumbachova ; directed by Zbynek Brynych.|
An aging Jewish doctor is forbidden to practice medicine in Prague during the Nazi occupation. He is employed in a warehouse as a clerk, cataloguing confiscated Jewish property. When a partisan is wounded, the doctor reluctantly agrees to treat him. The doctor hides him in his run-down apartment buiding as he sneaks through the black-market underworld of Prague in search of morphine to ease the man's pain, ever fearful of informant neighbors and vigilant authorities. Within a historical context, director Zbyněk Brynych creates a thinly-disguised allegory about contemporary communist Czechoslovakia that is rich in atmosphere and dark in tone. The expressionist cinematography and stellar performances make this lost masterwork an unforgettable viewing experience.