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Audition (1964)

Konkurs (original title)
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 ... 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:

Documentary | Music

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Country:

Czechoslovakia

Language:

Czech

Release Date:

January 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Competition See more »

Filming Locations:

Czech Republic See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

Nej, nej, nej
Music by Zdenek Marat
Lyrics by Miroslav Zikán and Jindrich Zpevák
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Enjoyable Czechoslovakian New Wave
6 December 2012 | by tatsiiSee all my reviews

11 years before making the masterpiece One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest in Hollywood, Milos Forman lived still in the Czechoslovakia making Audition in 1963, a movie that launched what became known as the Czech New Wave. The movie was originally made as to two shorts, but released as one film. The style is something between the Italian neorealism and the French nouvelle vague, and in this movie you can certainly see those influences. There is no big storyline, actors are amateurs and the style is very documentary.

The film is all about little things in life we might all have come across: a girl who has a bit of a stage fright, another girl who dreams to get a job from a theater, a boy who's too lazy to get himself regularly to the rehearsal of the local wind band. These things do not create any big drama into the movie, but when combined with the documentary style, they bring a great feeling of life into the screen. And that is maybe the best thing films can offer. This is also my answer to all of those people who dislike movies without a clear plot (and might dislike new wave films).

Audition is an interesting peak into the film of Czechoslovakia in the 60's. Although it doesn't leave you with a big "WOW!", it is still a very enjoyable film.


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