About the film
based on short story
The Island of the Silver Herons
Release Date: January 21, 1977
|Production Companies||:||DEFA, Filmové studio Barrandov|
|Producers||:||Zdeněk Oves, Oscar Ludmann, Jaroslav Vágner, Tomás Baloun, Werner Fritzsche, Detlef Willecke, Karel Prchal|
|Writers||:||František Pavlíček, Inge Wüste-Heym, Ota Hofman, Ladislav Dvorský|
The late summer of 1918. Paul, Willi and Heinrich from an age-old German town are good friends, although there is a great deal that divides them. Heinrich comes from an officer's family with an army tradition and is preparing to enter cadet college. Paul's father and grandfather are workers, and Willi, left to depend on himself, works as a hotel messenger. The last year of the war is hard for everyone, but while Paul and Willi know their own minds and do not hesitate to help the war fugitives Tony and Sepp, for Heinrich everything is more complicated.