Wolf Trap

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Wolf Trap

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Wolf Trap

Release Date: May 23, 1958

Year    :   1958
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Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   Filmové studio Barrandov
Director    :   Jiří Weiss
Producers    :   František Milič, Karel Feix, Věra Kadlecová
Writers    :   Jiří Brdečka, Jiří Weiss, Jiří Weiss, František Daniel, Jarmila Glazarová, Jarmila Glazarová
RunTime    :   92 mins.

The title of this highly-regarded Czech drama translates as Wolf Trap. Set in the 1920s, the story revolves around an ambitious young provincial politician (Miroslav Dolozai) who enters into a marriage of convenience with a smotheringly possessive -- and much older -- woman (Jirina Sejbavola). Hoping to temporarily escape his overbearing wife's clutches, the husband strikes up a friendship with her young ward (Jana Brejchova). The relationship blossoms into a deep abiding love, but the jellyfish husband can't bring himself to declare his ardor to the girl. Even after the death of the wife, the husband hasn't the intestinal fortitude to admit his passion, and the results are bleak indeed for the unfortunate ward. Director Jiri Weiss does a masterful job staging his story of frustration and denial against a backdrop of post-WWI bourgeois banality.

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