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The Dance Teacher (1995)

Ucitel tance (original title)
A story about love, dancing and survival, set in the late 40s. Jan Mayer, a young dance-master, arrives in a sanatorium for lung diseases with a serious diagnosis - tuberculosis. But he ... See full summary »

Director:

Jaromil Jires

Writers:

Jirí Hubac (story), Jirí Hubac
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Martin Dejdar ... Richard Majer
Jana Hlavácová ... Head nurse
Milos Kopecký ... Granfather of Richard
Barbora Kodetová ... Lydie
Radek Holub ... Pardus
Petr Vacek ... Venda Benda
Kamil Halbich Kamil Halbich ... Pepa
Zuzana Bydzovská ... Miluska
Stanislav Zindulka ... Mr. Mandlík
Romana Sittová Romana Sittová ... Maruska
Petr Pelzer ... Head physician
Zlata Adamovská ... Asa, nurse
Klára Jirsáková Klára Jirsáková ... Kind nurse
Zdenek Dusek ... Aloiz
Alexej Pysko ... Dr. Král
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A story about love, dancing and survival, set in the late 40s. Jan Mayer, a young dance-master, arrives in a sanatorium for lung diseases with a serious diagnosis - tuberculosis. But he does not give in to his illness and starts fighting it actively with his optimism and his dancing. Gradually he wins over other patients, who had been accepting their fate passively under strict institutional discipline. But his sickness soon breaks out in full its force. Written by Jan Lipsansky

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Country:

Czech Republic

Language:

Czech

Release Date:

26 January 1995 (Czech Republic) See more »

Also Known As:

The Dance-Master See more »

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Ceská Televize See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

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Color
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A light weight yarn with small doses of heart and soul.
12 February 2003 | by DukeEmanSee all my reviews

Late 40's and the Comrades are looking out for each other by sending those with tuberculosis to a sanatorium, in hope of recovering. But the health system is as shonky as ever and the only life worth living for is created by the energetic young dance master, who shows the sickly patients the joys of living through dancing the pain away.


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