L'AS DE PIQUE

By : Milos Forman

With : Ladislav Jakim (Petr), Pavla Martinkova (Asa), Jan Vostrcil (le père de Petr), Vladimir Pucholt (Cenda), Pavel Sedlacek (Sako)
Rep. tchèque, 1963, PAL, 4/3 - 87 mn
2, N&B, mono


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English title: PETER AND PAVLA
Original title: CERNY PETR

Directed by : Milos Forman
With : Ladislav Jakim (Petr), Pavla Martinkova (Asa), Jan Vostrcil (le père de Petr), Vladimir Pucholt (Cenda), Pavel Sedlacek (Sako)

Czech Republic, 1963, PAL, 4/3, 87 mn
Zone 2, black and with, mono

Original Czech version with French subtitles

Petr is 17 years old and starts working as a security worker in a self-service shop. Even if his boss gives him pretty basic instructions, Petr is quite unsuccessful at work. He doesn't do much better at the dancehall either, and at home his father keeps telling him how useless he is.

Milos Forman's first feature film (ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST, AMADEUS), this coming-of-age tale about a malcontent teenager in love heralded the arrival of an important cinematic talent. Forman captures each details of the awkward romance and the teenage rebellion with a keen eye to create a vivid portrait of youth from the Czech New Wave.

Bonus : Chaptering - restored master – analyse by Romain Le Vern (12 mn /2008)
Booklet : criticism from André Téchiné – interview with Milos Forman by James Blue (extracted from LES CAHIERS DU CINEMA), « The personalities of the New Wave » by Stanislava Pradna (extracted from LE CINEMA TCHEQUE ET SLOVAQUE, ed. du Centre Pompidou)

First prize at the Locarno Film Festival, Czechoslovak Film Critics' Prize


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As de pique
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