Touha zvaná Anada (1971) AKA Adrift


A fisherman saves Anada, a woman adrift, from drowning. He takes her to his home, and protects her. Eventually, she occupies a larger place than was to be expected. He commits adultery with her, but his own wife seems to be in love with the strange young woman.

Director: Ján Kadár & Elmar Klos. AKA Adrift
Writers: Lajos Zilahy (novel), Imre Gyöngyössy, Ján Kadár, Elmar Klos.
Stars: Rade Markovic, Milena Dravic, Paula Pritchett, Jozef Kroner, Vlado Müller, Gustáv Valach, Iván Darvas, Jaroslav Marvan, Janko Boldis, Dezsö Király, Dano Zivojinovic, Rudolf Velický, Zsigmond Turner.


Note: HD copy added on May 14th, 2021. Big upgrade for this film which was previously only available in a very poor TVRip from Czech TV. Original English subtitles taken from Opensubs (author unknown), improved with help from a Czech friend (thank you Kristina!), there’s still a few untranslated lines of dialogue but none of much importance.

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  1. Michael
    May 16, 2021

    excellent film Jon. Well done

  2. Marcia
    May 24, 2021

    Very interesting film, thanks for sharing!

  3. Marcia
    May 24, 2021

    I like the music in this movie a lot, it seems that is from Zdenek Liska.

    • Naomi
      July 4, 2021

      Well, its in the titles, so…

  4. Terry
    November 10, 2021

    WOW! What a wonderful treat to see this movie again after 50 years! The last scene with the receding house left me breathless back then and still moves me today. Thanks so much for making this available!

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