Section: Honoring the Greats - 80th Anniversary of the Zlín Film Studio

Indians from Větrov (1979) 8

Czechoslovakia | 1979 | 82 min.

"The Větrov boys". That's what they call the kids at an orphanage at the edge of a village in South Moravia. They all lack a family. It's not fair, but they can't cry about it. They have each other and they've got to stick together. It occurs to one of them, Přemek, that they are a little like the proud outlaws of the prairie. It doesn't take long for most of the Větrov boys to join Přemek under a common totem. The Větrov "Indians" thus wage war on the village boys. This story is about friendship that overcomes even stubborn boyish rivalry and an important role is also played by the crew of the nearby Border Guard and a retired dog named Rank...

Duration82 min
SubtitleNo subtitles
Directed by Július Matula
Screenplay Markéta Zinnerová
Director of Photography Antonín Daňhel
Music Dezider Ursiny
Contact NFA


Július Matula (1943), a screenwriter and director, started his career as a professional sportsman. He later graduated in directing at FAMU. His first job included working as an assistant to other filmmakers at Barrandov Studios. He co-directed the film A Motive for Murder (1974), but the first feature film he directed himself was Let's Talk About It Next Summer (Řeknem si to příští léto, 1977). His other works include the children's film Indians from Větrov (Indiáni z Větrova, 1979), the drama The Man on the Line (Muž na drátě, 1986), the fairy tale He's No Chicken (Nebojsa, 1988) and a film from the sport environment called Why Did We Lose? (Stupně poražených, 1988).This set consists of these titles:
I and White-Beard