Pearl Necklace

Dimitrij Plichta, 1965

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For nine-year-old Saša, the end of the Second World War is an adventure in which he and young neighbour friend Mařenka compete over who will spot the first Soviet solider. But the boy causes problems when he lets two German snipers enter a house in which many families are seeking shelter. Fortunately, the inquisitive Saša also comes to the aid of Soviet soldier Váňa, whom one of the neighbours is accusing of stealing a pearl necklace... From the 1960s onwards, screenwriter and story editor Jiří Blažek worked on countless projects, often family-oriented stories featuring child stars. Perlový náhrdelník (The Pearl Necklace, 1965) is one such project from Slovak director Dimitrij Plichta. It was filmed in Gottwaldov Film Studios (today Zlín). Alongside the child non-actors Kamil Veselý and Dagmar Pazderová, the film also features Zdeněk Kutil (Váňa) and Oldřich Velen (as Mařenka’s father).
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About a film

Production year 1965
Countries Czechoslovakia
Categories film
Genres narrative
Form feature
Duration 72 min
Director Dimitrij Plichta
Cast Zdeněk Kutil, Oldřich Velen, Jarmila Smejkalová, Dagmar Pazderová, Jan Maršálek, Martin Masner
Director of photography Jiří Kolín
Screenplay Jiří Blažek, Dimitrij Plichta
Editor Antonín Štrojsa
Production designer Juraj Červík
Music Štěpán Koníček
Sound designer František Strangmüller, Bohumír Brunclík