The Organ

The story in a period reconstruction of the Slovak Republic 1939–1945 is a multi-layered metaphor of the conflict between power ambitions, inhuman in their dogmatic extreme, and life philosophies, interpreted through music.

Czechoslovakia 1964
  • English
92 min.

A drama set in the Slovak Republic during the WW II. A young Polish soldier, a talented organ-player, hides from the fascists in a monastery in a small Slovak town. Here the choir-leader lacking talent is envious of Felix's musical skills and his malevolence makes Felix leave his secure shelter among the monks.

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Director: Štefan Uher
Screenplay: Alfonz Bednár
Cinematography: Stanislav Szomolányi
Music: Ján Zimmer
Sound: Milan Némethy
Editing: Maximilián Remeň
Production Design: Anton Krajčovič
Producer: Ján Svikruha
Costumes: Šarlota Onderušová
Cast: František Bubík, Alexander Březina, Kamil Marek, Irma Bárdyová, Hana Maciuchová, Lujza Grossová Tomáš Tobák

Locarno International Film Festival

1965 – Štefan Uher (Special Prize)