Horse Ryn

Václav Gajer, 1981

Film at Filmový přehled


Several of the works of writer Bohumil Říha have been filmed. This novel by the pro-regime writer also inspired a children’s film, which was directed in 1981 by the experienced family filmmaker Václav Gajer. The story takes place in 1947 and it is based on the popular model of the relationship between a human hero and an indomitable animal protagonist. The tale of the freedom necessary for life, is, of course, beholden to the standards of the time: the Hucul horse that heals an old villager, has remained in the small village in Šumava after the Soviet soldiers have left. This is a pleasing movie that engages with the acting performance of Zdeněk Řehoř and the depiction of the indisputable beauty of the Šumava landscape as shot by cameraman Jan Němeček.
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About a film

Production year 1981
Countries Czechoslovakia
Categories film
Genres children
Form feature
Duration 81 min
Director Václav Gajer
Cast Zdeněk Řehoř, Miloš Nedbal, Bedřich Prokoš, Miloslav Štibich, Jan Faltýnek, Jaroslava Tichá
Director of photography Jan Němeček
Screenplay Bohumil Říha, Václav Gajer
Editor Petr Sitár
Production designer Karel Lier
Music Luboš Sluka
Sound designer Ladislav Hausdorf