School of Sinners

Jiří Hanibal, 1965



A youth facility in Hradiště strives to re-educate young people who have gone down the wrong path. The facility’s enlightened director, Pavlata (Radoslav Brzobohatý), sees to the conditional release of Pepík Adamec (Ladislav Potměšil). But unfortunately, the boy fails to find the necessary support from his family and colleagues upon returning to normal life. Conflicts seem to be a daily routine at the furniture factory where he gets work. He also cannot tolerate the behaviour of his mother (Jaroslava Adamová), who seeks solace from the burden of looking after Pepík’s dying father – in the arms of a lover. Following an assault on a workshop foreman, Pepík must return to the institution where no-one is interested in his problems, except for its director, Pavlata… Škola hříšníků (School of Sinners), directed in 1965 by Jiří Hanibal according to a script by Drahoslav Makovička, was an attempt at criticising the prevalent morals and social climate.
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About a film

film_production_year 1965
film_countries Czechoslovakia
film_genres drama, psychological
film_form feature
film_duration 87 min
film_director Jiří Hanibal
film_cast Radoslav Brzobohatý, Ladislav Potměšil, Jana Hlaváčová, Jaroslava Adamová, Zdeněk Kutil, Ilja Prachař
film_director_of_photography Josef Vaniš
film_screenplay Jiří Hanibal, Drahoslav Makovička
film_film_editor Zdeněk Stehlík
film_production_designer Milan Nejedlý
film_music_composed_by Evžen Illín
film_sound_designer Emanuel Formánek