Return of the Prodigal Son Return of the Prodigal Son
  • Czechoslovakia
  • 1967
  • 103 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 1.33:1
  • Czech
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Evald Schorm was one of the most politically outspoken of the Czech New Wave filmmakers. This raw psychological drama about an engineer unable to adjust to the world around him following his suicide attempt is at heart a scathing portrait of social alienation and moral compromise.

Credits

DirectorEvald Schorm
Assistant directorJosef Krameš
StoryEvald Schorm
ScreenplaySergej Machonin and Evald Schorm
Script editorAlexander Kliment
CinematographyFrantišek Uldrich
Art directionBohumil Pokorny
EditorJiřina Lukešová
CostumesSvata Sophová
MusicJan Klusák

Film Essays

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Eclipse Series 32: Pearls of the Czech New Wave

By Michael Koresky April 25, 2012

Five remarkable filmmakers—V?ra Chytilová, Jaromil Jireš, Ji?í Menzel, Jan N?mec, and Evald Schorm—helped reinvent Czechoslovakian cinema in the sixties. Read more »

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Film Essays

Epearls_daisies_current_thumbnail

Eclipse Series 32: Pearls of the Czech New Wave

By Michael Koresky April 25, 2012

Five remarkable filmmakers—V?ra Chytilová, Jaromil Jireš, Ji?í Menzel, Jan N?mec, and Evald Schorm—helped reinvent Czechoslovakian cinema in the sixties. Read more »