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The Musicians (1960)

Muzykanci (original title)
A documentary about a group of Warsaw tram workers who moonlight in the city orchestra at night.

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Kazimierz Karabasz
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A documentary about a group of Warsaw tram workers who moonlight in the city orchestra at night.

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Country:

Poland

Language:

Polish

Release Date:

1960 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Musikanten See more »

Filming Locations:

Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland

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This short film is featured on the 2-Disc Criterion Collection DVD for The Double Life of Véronique (1991). See more »

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THE MUSICIANS (Kazimierz Karabasz, 1958) **1/2
2 May 2008 | by Bunuel1976See all my reviews

This pointless if fairly amusing 10-minute short (which was honored at the 1960 Venice Film Festival) was reportedly among director Krzysztof Kieslowski’s favorites; incidentally, its maker – who was previously unknown to me – had been a mentor to the future Polish auteur (and, in fact, THE MUSICIANS is included on various DVD editions of Kieslowski’s THE DOUBLE LIFE OF VERONIQUE [1991])! The title is self-explanatory, centering as it does on a rehearsal for an upcoming concert by a small-town orchestra; we’re told that their number has been steadily decreasing over the years – which, however, comes as no surprise at all considering that the musicians have to put up with a cantankerous elderly conductor! The latter’s antics render the whole passable enough – but, at the end of the day, it’s a film unlikely to receive multiple spins from casual viewers…


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