Field Overgrown with Thorn Bushes

Otakar Kosek, 1980

Film at Filmový přehled


Gottwaldov Film Studios (now Zlín) replenished the supply of “socially engaged” 1980s feature films with this drama. The lead character is Dubovec, the ageing chairman of a successful agricultural cooperative. After overworking himself, he ends up in hospital, where, as an eminent local, he receives extra care and gets on the path to a slow recovery. Dubovec recounts how he succeeded in turning the pitiful cooperative into a thriving business. Doctor Holková tends to the patient, and urges him to realise that life is about more than just work. However, she is experiencing marriage troubles that she is not able to solve… The leading parts in the feature – a good example of “ideological film production” of its time – are played by Karel Vochoč and Jaroslava Tvrzníková.
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About a film

Production year 1980
Countries Czechoslovakia
Categories film
Genres psychological
Form feature
Duration 69 min
Director Otakar Kosek
Cast Karel Vochoč, Jaroslava Tvrzníková, František Řehák, Josef Karlík, Zdeněk Hradilák, Zdena Herfortová
Director of photography Jiří Kolín
Screenplay Jiří Křenek, Otakar Kosek
Editor Antonín Štrojsa
Production designer Zdeněk Rozkopal
Music Vadim Petrov
Sound designer Radomír Koutek, Jitka Zvirocká