Balada o trobenti in oblaku

The Ballad of the Trumpet and the Cloud

  • Fiction Film
  • 84’
drama
  • 1961
  • Yugoslavia (Slovenia)

The film is set at Christmas in 1943 on a solitary mountain farm where the master of the farm Temnikar hears the sound of trumpet - he is the only one to hear it - summoning him to perform a special duty. The arrival of three quisling White Guardists with the task to kill a group of wounded partisans in their hideout, tells him what to do - he must take a shortcut to catch up with the traitors an

The film is set at Christmas in 1943 on a solitary mountain farm where the master of the farm Temnikar hears the sound of trumpet - he is the only one to hear it - summoning him to perform a special duty. The arrival of three quisling White Guardists with the task to kill a group of wounded partisans in their hideout, tells him what to do - he must take a shortcut to catch up with the traitors and kill them before they reach their destination and carry out their intention. While he is climbing up the shortcut carrying an axe, Temnikar has visions of the future. In one of these visions, a German detachment comes to his farm in revenge, and his family dies a martyr because of his act after the death of the traitors and his own death (for he will be inevitably killed in the act). But that does not stop him. With an inhuman effort he reaches the spot where he can carry out the fatal order.

Director France Štiglic
Cast Lojze Potokar, Angelca Hlebce, Marija Lojk
Awards 4 awards
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Credits order
Jernej Temnikar
Marjana Temnikarica
Justina
Zaplatarjev Janez
SS lieutenant
Gašper
Boltežar

Writing

based on the book by
(novela: Balada o trobenti in oblaku)
adaptation
screenwriter

Direction

director

Cinematography

director of photography

Music

music composer

Editing

film editor

Production design

production designer

Costume design

costume designer

Make-up

key make-up artist
assistant director
assistant director
script supervisor/continuity
line producer
production manager
props master
props master
assistant production designer
sound recordist
camera operator
assistant camera
assistant camera
photographer
assistant editor
music lead
conductor
collaborator
(production team)
proof reader
production secretary

production

production
laboratory
Prešeren Award
best directing
1962

Za režijo filmov Dolina miru, Deveti krog in Balada o trobenti in oblaku.

Film of the Year Diploma
best film
1961
Grand Prix Golden Arena
best film
1961
Golden Arena
best cinematography
1961
Premiere
20.07.1961, kino Union, Ljubljana, Slovenija, Yugoslavia
Alternative title
The Ballad of the Trumpet and the Cloud (english)
Genres
drama
Production countries
Yugoslavia (Slovenia)
Languages
slovenian
Technical data
Aspect ratio
1,66:1 // 5:3
Duration and length
84 minutes / 2181 meters
Sound
mono comopt
Negative format
film 35mm
Screening formats
film 35mm
Availabilities
Availabilities
The Slovenian Film Archive

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