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The movie centers on a piano competition whose winner is assured of success. It is Paul's last chance to compete, but newcomer Heidi may be a better pianist. Can romance be far away? Will she take a dive despite the pressure to win from her teacher, Greta, or will she condemn Paul to obscurity?Written by
Joel Oliansky was hired by RASTAR Productions head Ray Stark to direct his first theatrical feature film and for it, to write an original screenplay which included both good music and a love story. This was reported in the 16th December 1980 edition of show-business trade paper 'Daily Variety'. See more »
The piano fingering is often out of sync with the music, especially during Heidi's performance of Prokofiev's 3rd. See more »
I loved 'The Competition', though the characters and situations were predictable and stereotyped, (i.e. domineering teachers and butthole conductors) mostly because it told me that there are many people interested in music and 'behind the scenes' of what it means to devote your life to music. Most of all, the movie piqued my interest in Prokoviev, so that I now collect his music. Not bad for the price of a movie ticket!
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