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Loves of a Blonde (Lásky jedné plavovlásky) (1966)

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Out in the Czech countryside, a shoe factory owner petitions the People's Army to station a division of soldiers in his town, where the women outnumber the men sixteen to one. The arrival of the troops is greeted with great excitement, but the girls in the town are disappointed to see that the men are older reservists, and not the strapping young men they'd envisioned. Still, when a band plays at the local pub, the girls show up to be ogled by the older men, many of whom are married. A trio of reservists sends a bottle of wine to Andula (Hana Brejchova), Marie (Marie Salacova), and Jana (Jana Novakova), and the girls argue over whether or not to acknowledge the gesture. But Andula catches the eye of the comparatively dashing young pianist, Milda (Vladimir Pucholt). Milda convinces Andula to go to his room, where he seduces the mildly reluctant girl. The next morning, the traveling musician assures her repeatedly, "I do not have a girlfriend in Prague." Milda leaves town, as expected, but Andula has fallen in love with him, and decides to journey to Prague to track him down. A low-key black-and-white ensemble comedy, Loves of a Blonde was cast predominantly with non-professional actors. The film was nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, drew a lot of attention to the "Czech New Wave," and jumpstarted the international filmmaking career of director Milos Forman (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest). ~ Josh Ralske, Rovi
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Art House & International , Comedy , Drama , Romance
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Cast

Jiri Hruby
as Burda
Milada Jezková
as Milda's Mother
Josef Sebanek
as Milda's Father
Josef Kolb
as Prkorny
Jan Vostricil
as Colonel
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Critic Reviews for Loves of a Blonde (Lásky jedné plavovlásky)

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (1)

This charming, offbeat Czech comedy, which was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, put director Milos Forman on the map.

Full Review… | August 5, 2012
EmanuelLevy.Com

The Czechoslovak Socialist Republic, factory and ballroom and kitchen and bedroom, shot in documentary-grays and peopled with deadpan, profoundly human homeliness

Full Review… | June 19, 2010
CinePassion

Joyous.

September 24, 2006
ColeSmithey.com

Milos Forman's breakthrough film is a haunting picture of life during the Communist era.

July 28, 2003
Nitrate Online

Presumably, the film's supposed to be a quirky and revealing slice of life - but since the central character is never developed beyond the superficial, it's impossible to care about her.

Full Review… | April 18, 2003
Reel Film Reviews

... its simple but meaningful story has captured the emotions of its subject in a timeless and real fashion.

Full Review… | July 29, 2002
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Audience Reviews for Loves of a Blonde (Lásky jedné plavovlásky)

A naive factory worker falls for a traveling piano player after a one night stand, only to have her heart broken when she travels to Prague and discovers that the loser still lives with his parents. Years before Milos Forman directed one of the best films ever made, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest he directed this little gem. Lásky Jedné Plavovlásky may be set in Czechoslovakia but it has universal appeal. Most of us can relate to the powerful attraction of a first love, or the oppression of an overbearing mother, or the heartache of finding out that someone you love doesn't love you back. Not Forman's best work, but still pertinent and charming.

Randy Tippy
Randy Tippy

Super Reviewer

½

This film wasn't that engaging, but I really liked it.

Michael Gildea
Michael Gildea

Super Reviewer

½

Scenes like the one with the three male friends at one table and the female friends in another, plotting out ways to approach the ladies to ask them out without looking like complete jerks but failing miserably; or even more important and awkward, when the young pianist Milda arrives home early morning, after partying all night, and finding the blond girl Andula sleeping in his bed, he doesn't even remember her, and his annoying mother murmuring sermons about responsability. Slices of life, mundane, unglamorous, pathetic, embarrasing, funny and tragic, like it all could turn out when you fall in love. Some of these situations will certainly shape a new concience and stronger armor in the blond's heart. She will take note of all these thinkings in a lonely corner of the noisy spot where she makes a living. A warm and sincere view to the window of a woman's soul.

Pierluigi Puccini
Pierluigi Puccini

Super Reviewer

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