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Loves of a Blonde (1965)

Lásky jedné plavovlásky (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance, Drama | 26 October 1966 (USA)
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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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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Genres:

Comedy | Romance | Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

Czechoslovakia

Language:

Czech

Release Date:

26 October 1966 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Loves of a Blonde See more »

Filming Locations:

Czech Republic

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

There are a number of cuts of this film, and it is impossible to know which one you are buying. The version in theatrical release in the US contained a sequence wherein Milda, the pianist, is tricked by a girl into climbing through a window into the bedroom of another couple, thinking he'll find her waiting for him. A version on videotape available in the US for many years cuts that sequence. The Czech DVD available now cuts that sequence and also cuts a sequence in which Milda tries to teach self-defense methods to Andulka in his room when they first meet in Zruc. See more »

Quotes

[repeated lines]
Milda: I don't have a girl in Prague. I don't have a girl in Prague.
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This is about a shocking case of gender imbalance : more girls but less boys.
17 September 2008 | by FilmCriticLalitRaoSee all my reviews

It is true but sad that no one in the world would have known about a small Czech town named Zruc if Czech director Milos Forman had not made this film.It is a good thing that he has made it as its fresh appeal would ensure that it is remembered as a supreme example of a famous cinema movement of the sixties called Czech new wave."Lásky jedné Plavovlásky" is a touching film about sad realities, disappointments in love faced by innocent people when they pursue an idle romantic relationship.It is based on a real event which took place in Milos Forman's life when at Prague he saw a beautiful albeit a lost girl roaming in the middle of the night.We see the lives of young people especially young girls who feel bored as there is hardly any male companionship available to them.As this film was made in socialist times we also get to see the attitude of parents belonging to a socialist system.Milos Forman makes his film memorable when he deals with risks which young people take when they fall in live.He conveys that it is not so easy to continue a relationship which has remained frivolous from its inception.Loves of a blonde maintains it serious stance as there is a talk of a serious problem of dwindling male female ratio faced by many European nations.One of the most funny moments of this film include a good social experiment when an army unit is asked to move to Zruc in order to woo its lonely girls.


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