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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

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:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

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

Czechoslovakia's official submission to 39th Academy Award's Foreign Language in 1967. See more »

Quotes

[from subtitles file]
[Late at night, Andula arrives to Prague. Milda isn't home]
Milda's Mother: He didn't say where he was going or when he'd be back.
Milda's Father: You should maybe try and find him on your own.
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Referenced in Cinema Club: Coogler/Forman (2018) See more »

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In a class by itself
19 January 2005 | by jtur88See all my reviews

I don't think I've ever seen a movie that so faithfully captured the sense of place. I spent many months in the mid-60's in Czechoslovakia and Eastern Europe, and when I recently saw this film, it brought tears of nostalgia to my eyes. The scene in the parents' house, when the family was faced with the arrival of the unexpected stranger, is documentary in its portrayal of how a household would look in those times, complete to the smallest details of housekeeping and behavior. It is light-hearted without being slapstick, and it is poignant without being corny. Every character is right on the mark. On my very very short list of the greatest movies ever. In short, it is perfect. See this film, and take the whole family.


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