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The Loves of a Blonde (1965)

Lásky jedné plavovlásky (original title)
A factory manager in rural Czechoslovakia bargains with the army to send men to the area, to boost the morale of his young female workers, deprived of male company since the local boys have... See full summary »

Director:

Milos Forman

Writers:

Milos Forman (screenplay), Milos Forman (story) | 5 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hana Brejchová ... Andula
Vladimír Pucholt ... Milda
Vladimír Mensík ... Vacovský
Ivan Kheil Ivan Kheil ... zálozák Manas
Jirí Hrubý Jirí Hrubý ... Burda
Milada Jezková ... Matka
Josef Sebánek ... Otec
Josef Kolb Josef Kolb ... Pokorný
Marie Salacová Marie Salacová ... Marie
Jana Novaková Jana Novaková ... Jana (as Jana Nováková)
Jarka Crkalová Jarka Crkalová ... Jaruska
Tána Zelinková Tána Zelinková ... Dívka s kytarou
Zdena Lorencová Zdena Lorencová ... Zdena
Jan Vostrcil ... Plukovník
Antonín Blazejovský Antonín Blazejovský ... Tonda
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Storyline

A factory manager in rural Czechoslovakia bargains with the army to send men to the area, to boost the morale of his young female workers, deprived of male company since the local boys have been conscripted. The army sends reservists, mostly married middle-aged men - and the local beauty Andula, spurns those bold enough to try to win her, for the jazz pianist, newly come from Prague to perform. He seduces her and impresses her, telling her "most women are round, like guitars but you are a guitar by Picasso". Staying the night with him causes a lecture on a young woman's honour at her hostel so she throws over her other suitors and makes her way to Prague to find the young man. His protective Mamma and weary Pappa are not pleased when she arrives on the doorstep with her suitcase. Written by MK

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Comedy | Romance | Drama

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Country:

Czechoslovakia

Language:

Czech

Release Date:

12 November 1965 (Czechoslovakia) See more »

Also Known As:

Los amores de una rubia See more »

Filming Locations:

Czech Republic

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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This film is part of the Criterion Collection, spine #144. See more »

Quotes

[from subtitles file]
Andula: [naked, reluctant to have sex with Milda] But I don't trust you.
[a short time later, while having sex with Milda]
Andula: I do trust you. I've never trusted anyone so much before.
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Gentle, Winning Czech New Wave Romance
17 May 2005 | by FANatic-10See all my reviews

"Loves of A Blonde" is a catchy, racy title for what is actually a gentle,low-key and affectionate look at a love affair in communist Czechoslovakia in the mid-60's. The film concerns a young (yes, blonde)girl who seems to be the prettiest one working in what looks like an extremely bleak factory setting in northern Czechoslovakia. The female workers in this shoe factory seem to far outnumber the males of the town. A band travels through town to play at a weekend dance, and the titled blonde (maybe its just me, but I think she resembles Reese Witherspoon a lot at various times)takes up with the piano player. Complications ensue.

There are a number of sweetly comic moments in the film, and it has a great deal of affection for its various characters. Its not all laughs, though, as there is a melancholy undertow to all that goes on. The portrait of Czech society seems decidedly bleak...ugly towns, dreary jobs, precious little fun. The ending is rather ambiguous, but I felt it to be definitely more downbeat than upbeat. You smile, but I felt sad afterward - a feeling rather common after a youthful love affair, I suppose.


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