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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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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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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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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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Trivia

This film is part of the Criterion Collection, spine #144. 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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Connections

Referenced in Particka: Episode #5.5 (2013) See more »

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Simple and Touching Story
7 July 2005 | by Galina_movie_fanSee all my reviews

Milos Forman's "Loves of a Blonde" which he made in Czechoslovakia in 1965 way before "Cuckoo Nest" and "Amadeus" tells a very simple bitter-sweet tale about a teenaged girl who works in a shoe factory in a small town. With sixteen girls to one man - her chances to find a man of her dreams were not very high. One evening, she meets an attractive and young piano player who tells her about Prague and compares her to a guitar that could've been painted by Picasso. After they spend the night together, he leaves and she travels to Prague to find him. The film has been one of my favorites for many years and my opinion did not change after I saw it again a week ago - funny, sad, tender, and realistic film about searching for love, broken promises, shattered hearts, and universality of hope.


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Country:

Czechoslovakia

Language:

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Release Date:

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