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Vintage Car

Direction
Year
1956
Country
  • Czech Republic
Runtime
90min
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Subsequent to the psychological drama Daleká cesta (The Long Journey, 1949), which was banned from public screening by communist censorship, director Alfréd Radok was permitted to make a film that would only address a “harmless” topic. But even with this adaptation of an eponymous book by Adolf Branald, which describes the beginnings of motoring in the Czech lands, did Radok prove himself technically brilliant, as a creator able to recreate an Art Nouveau atmosphere in a precise, yet playful way. The “racing” comedy, depicting three international competitions in France, successfully employed both Czech and foreign actors (the role of French mechanic Marcel was portrayed by experienced French actor Raymond Bussières). The then 20 year-old Pavel Landovský debuted in the role of a wedding guest with a trumpet. Serving as Radok’s assistant, future directing star of the Czechoslovak New Wave Miloš Forman gained valuable experience.

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  • Original Title
    Dědeček automobil
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Adolf Branald, Alfréd Radok
  • Cast
    Raymond Bussieres, Ginette Pigeon, Luděk Munzar, Radovan Lukavský, Jiří Sehnal, Josef Hlinomaz
  • Cinematography
    Jaromír Holpuch
  • Editing
    Jiřina Lukešová
  • Music
    Jan F. Fischer
  • Sound
    František Fabián
  • Runtime
    90 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
    1956
  • Country
    • Czech Republic
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Distribution

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