Evald Schorm

Return of the Prodigal Son

Return of the Prodigal Son

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.

Film Info

  • Evald Schorm
  • Czechoslovakia
  • 1967
  • 103 minutes
  • Black & White
  • 1.33:1
  • Czech

Available In

Collector's Set

Eclipse Series 32: Pearls of the Czech New Wave

Pearls of the Czech New Wave

DVD Box Set

4 Discs

$55.96

Return of the Prodigal Son
Cast
Jan Kacer
Jan Sebek
Jana Brejchová
Jana
Dana Medrická
Olga
Milan Morávek
Doctor
Jiří Menzel
Jirí
Jirí Kilián
Zdenek
Anna Lebedová
Jana’s mother
Antonín Lebeda
Jana’s father
Credits
Director
Evald Schorm
Assistant director
Josef Krameš
Story
Evald Schorm
Screenplay
Sergej Machonin
Screenplay
Evald Schorm
Script editor
Alexander Kliment
Cinematography
František Uldrich
Art direction
Bohumil Pokorny
Editor
Jiřina Lukešová
Costumes
Svata Sophová
Music
Jan Klusák

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