We Will Remain Faithful

Direction
Year 
1945
Country
  • Czech Republic 
Duration
82min 
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The compilation documentary We Will Remain Faithful is a testimony to the Czechoslovak resistance during the Second World War. The film covers the period from the end of the First Czechoslovak Republic to the victorious Allied advance in 1944. Director Jiří Weiss compiled it from archival footage, his own authentic and subsequently staged war footage, and material from both Allied and enemy newsreels. Despite this wide range of material, he managed to create a coherent depiction of the military and diplomatic components of the resistance against the backdrop of the war’s major turning points. Some of the film’s most important moments are the speeches of two leading representatives of Czechoslovak diplomacy – at the opening: a subsequently filmed statement by Minister Hubert Ripka; and at the end: a speech by President Edvard Beneš recorded in a BBC radio studio.

Note: The digital transfer displays some signs of mechanical damage in the image and sound tracks, which are present in the original print. The film also uses borrowed and archival footage from various sources, which results in fluctuating image quality. These imperfections were not subsequently corrected in the digitization process.

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Details

  • Original title
    Věrni zůstaneme
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Jiří Weiss
  • DOP
    Raymond Elton, Peter Henessy, Charles Marlborough, George Rottner, Geoffrey Williams
  • Editing
    Jiří Weiss
  • Music
    Vilém Tauský
  • Duration
    82 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
    1945
  • Country
    • Czech Republic
  • Colour
    • Black & White
  • Distribution

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