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Cerný Petr (1964)

Reality movie of a few days in the life of a Czech teenager when he starts work.

Director:

Milos Forman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ladislav Jakim ... Petr
Pavla Martinkova Pavla Martinkova ... Asa
Jan Vostrcil ... Petr's father
Vladimír Pucholt ... Cenda
Pavel Sedlacek Pavel Sedlacek ... Lada
Zdenek Kulhanek Zdenek Kulhanek ... Zdenek
Frantisek Kosina Frantisek Kosina ... Shop manager
Josef Koza Josef Koza ... Mason master
Bozena Matuskova Bozena Matuskova ... Petr's mother
Antonín Pokorný Antonín Pokorný ... Thief
Jaroslav Kladrubsky Jaroslav Kladrubsky ... Stockkeepper
Frantiska Skalova Frantiska Skalova ... Customer
Jaroslav Bendl Jaroslav Bendl ... Mara
Majka Gillarova Majka Gillarova ... Asa's friend
Jaroslava Razova Jaroslava Razova ... Girl
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Storyline

Petr is 17 years old and starts work as a security worker against shoplifting in a busy self-service shop. His boss gives him pretty basic instructions, and Petr is pretty unsuccessful at work. He doesn't do much better at the dance hall either, and at home his bombastic father lectures him about how useless he is. Written by Hazel Freeman <hazel@sabrina.demon.co.uk>

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Country:

Czechoslovakia

Language:

Czech

Release Date:

17 April 1964 (Czechoslovakia) See more »

Also Known As:

Pedro, el negro See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Filmové studio Barrandov See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Referenced in Na plovárne: Na plovárne s Agnieszkou Holland (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Nej, nej, nej
Music by Zdenek Marat
Lyrics by Miroslav Zikán and Jindrich Zpevák
Performed by Markéta Petránková
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Peter's nick already incarnates the spirit of Prague's unique Black Theatre
11 September 2011 | by jgcorreaSee all my reviews

this movie evokes to perfection a time, a spirit, even a country (Czechoslovakia) that no longer exist. It's perhaps the most Godardian film among those not directed by the then innovative French movie maker Jean-Luc Godard. It is full of abrupt cuts, hand-held shots, dialog obviously improvised, and so forth. But Forman's humorous tone is quite far away from Une Femme est Une Femme, or Bande À Part. His background is the neo-realist heritage of everyday topics, non-professional actors, and social concern. (Godard, let me remind you, went from rightist anarchist to Maoist wannabe sharkopath, from pioneering cinematic language to self- indulgent mimic.) Forman's subsequent comedies - namely Loves of a Blonde and Taking Off, were better structured - but Peter & Pavla, almost half a century later, turned into a cute retrospective cameo.


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