Adelheid

Adelheid

Synopsis

Vlácil’s first colour film, Adelheid is an emotional tale of two lovers trapped in the march of history. Set in the aftermath of World War II, the film charts the relationship between a Czech airman who is assigned a large mansion on the Czech-German border and Adelheid, daughter of its previous Nazi owner, who is allocated to him as a servant. A compelling – and tragic – love story that transcends the absence of verbal communication, Adelheid was also the first film to controversially address the Czech treatment of Germans during the expulsions of the mid-1940s.

Technical Specs

Director: František Vláčil
Year: 1969
Country: Czechoslovakia
Language: Czech | German
Duration: 98 min
Colour: Colour
Certificate: 15