School of Sinners

Jiří Hanibal, 1965

Film at Filmový přehled


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

Production year 1965
Countries Czechoslovakia
Categories film
Genres drama, psychological
Form feature
Duration 87 min
Director Jiří Hanibal
Cast Radoslav Brzobohatý, Ladislav Potměšil, Jana Hlaváčová, Jaroslava Adamová, Zdeněk Kutil, Ilja Prachař
Director of photography Josef Vaniš
Screenplay Jiří Hanibal, Drahoslav Makovička
Editor Zdeněk Stehlík
Production designer Milan Nejedlý
Music Evžen Illín
Sound designer Emanuel Formánek