A Brilliant Drama Of Forbidden Love
The first color film by Czech master director Frantisek Vlacil (The White Dove, The Valley Of The Bees), Adelheid spins an emotional tale about two lovers trapped in the march of history. In the aftermath of WW II, a Czech airman returns home from his tour of duty with the British RAF, intending to claim a German factory located in the Sudetenland along the Czech-German border. There he meets the beautiful Adelheid, the former owner's daughter who once lived in the estate but is now reduced to servitude. The Czech airman falls in love with Adelheid, but lingering resentment over the war and bitter political strife stand in the way of their happiness.