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Two closely related episodes. Youths make problems for two local orchestras about to compete nationally, and in a talent competition a young girl gets stage fright, while another lies to her boss to compete.

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Milos Forman
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jirí Suchý ... Himself
Jirí Slitr ... Himself
Marketa Krotka Marketa Krotka ... Chiropodist
Ladislav Jakim ... Friend of chiropodist
Karel Mares Karel Mares ... Himself
Vladimír Hrabánek ... Himself
Jaroslava Razova Jaroslava Razova ... Herself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Petr Brozek Petr Brozek
Sylva Danícková Sylva Danícková ... Herself
Dagmar Dvorácková Dagmar Dvorácková ... Herself
Pavlína Filipovská Pavlína Filipovská ... Herself
Majka Gillarova Majka Gillarova ... Herself
Hana Hegerová ... Herself
Vera Kresadlová ... Herself
Zdena Lorencová Zdena Lorencová ... Herself (as Zdenka Lorencová)
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Two closely related episodes. Youths make problems for two local orchestras about to compete nationally, and in a talent competition a young girl gets stage fright, while another lies to her boss to compete.

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Genres:

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Country:

Czechoslovakia

Language:

Czech

Release Date:

28 February 1964 (Czechoslovakia) See more »

Also Known As:

Concurso See more »

Filming Locations:

Czech Republic See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Filmové studio Barrandov See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono
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Connections

Referenced in Kam zmizel ten starý song: Jirí Suchý 1/2 (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Oliver Twist
Music by Karel Mares
Lyrics by Rostislav Cerný
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Another bastard of the 60's new wave
12 March 2009 | by lefaikoneSee all my reviews

Miloš is a great director, and I have a lot of respect for him. Now that that has been said, I must say that this movie was a big disappointment to me.

I've never understood the whole new wave concept... I don't care if it's Godard or Miloš or whoever, for me it seems just pointless. This movie has all the typical new wave aspects: an almost non-existent storyline, which evolves slowly enough to make Ozu's movies look like damn express trains, the whole point of the movie (describing the common life of amateur musicians with more ambition than skill) is an interesting one, but to me the handling of the subject was just way too shallow (especially when taking to consideration Forman's cinematic abilities).

So all in all, the movie had some highlights that kept me interested for the first 30 minutes or so, but after that, when I realized that the storyline wasn't going to evolve anywhere from there, I simply decided not to waste any more of my time with this.


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