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Black Peter (1964)

Cerný Petr (original title)
Reality movie of a few days in the life of a Czech teenager when he starts work.

Director:

Milos Forman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ladislav Jakim ... ucen Petr Vanek
Pavla Martinkova Pavla Martinkova ... Asa Vrbová
Jan Vostrcil ... Petruv otec
Bozena Matuskova Bozena Matuskova ... Petrova matka
Pavel Sedlacek Pavel Sedlacek ... zpevák Sako
Vladimír Pucholt ... zednický ucen Cenda Semerád
Zdenek Kulhanek Zdenek Kulhanek ... Zdenek
Frantisek Kosina Frantisek Kosina ... Vedoucí samoobsluhy
Josef Koza Josef Koza ... Zednický mistr
Antonín Pokorný Antonín Pokorný ... Zlodej
Jaroslav Kladrubsky Jaroslav Kladrubsky ... Inventurník
Frantiska Skalova Frantiska Skalova ... Nepoctivá zákaznice
Jaroslav Bendl Jaroslav Bendl ... Franta Mára, Asin bývalý chlapec
Majka Gillarova Majka Gillarova ... Asina kamarádka
Jaroslava Razova Jaroslava Razova ... Dívka
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Storyline

Petr is 17 years old and starts work as a security worker against shoplifting in a busy self-service shop. His boss gives him pretty basic instructions, and Petr is pretty unsuccessful at work. He doesn't do much better at the dance hall either, and at home his bombastic father lectures him about how useless he is. Written by Hazel Freeman <hazel@sabrina.demon.co.uk>

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Country:

Czechoslovakia

Language:

Czech

Release Date:

17 April 1964 (Czechoslovakia) See more »

Also Known As:

Black Sheep See more »

Filming Locations:

Czech Republic

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Soundtracks

Oliver Twist
Music by Karel Mares
Lyrics by Rostislav Cerný
Performed by Markéta Petránková
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Peter's nick already incarnates the spirit of Prague's unique Black Theatre
11 September 2011 | by jgcorreaSee all my reviews

this movie evokes to perfection a time, a spirit, even a country (Czechoslovakia) that no longer exist. It's perhaps the most Godardian film among those not directed by the then innovative French movie maker Jean-Luc Godard. It is full of abrupt cuts, hand-held shots, dialog obviously improvised, and so forth. But Forman's humorous tone is quite far away from Une Femme est Une Femme, or Bande À Part. His background is the neo-realist heritage of everyday topics, non-professional actors, and social concern. (Godard, let me remind you, went from rightist anarchist to Maoist wannabe sharkopath, from pioneering cinematic language to self- indulgent mimic.) Forman's subsequent comedies - namely Loves of a Blonde and Taking Off, were better structured - but Peter & Pavla, almost half a century later, turned into a cute retrospective cameo.


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