The Violin Player

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1969

Production year

1969

Runtime

25 min

Director

Vít Olmer

Category

film

Genre

narrative

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionshort

Original title

Houslista

Czech title

Houslista

English title

The Violin Player

Synopsis

He and She go to a concert in a charming palace garden. It is a beautiful day and they both listen to the music; in his mind, the man repeats the verses that he wrote to her: "I pray to your eyes...". At the instant, he recognizes his friend from the military service in the violin player and the composition evokes in him all the memories from the times they spent together. He tries to tell this to the girl but she gets angry at his interruption. The concert continues and the memories go on as well. In the army, the now-violin player was not very dexterous and once almost killed himself and an officer during hand-grenade practise. There is yet another memory connected with the officer - he used to paint pictures and create small sculptures. He was eager to learn the young man's opinion on his works, but the youth responded evasively and the officer, in revenge, did not sign his leave-pass. The girl is again disturbed by the young man's words. Although this time the boy only silently responded to the question of another listener, the girl stands up and leaves in anger, refusing the young man's offer to accompany her.

Cast

Pavel Landovský

nadporučík Karban

Václav Mikota

houslista

Karel Manžel

Jiří Samo

Crew and creators

Director

Vít Olmer

Screenstory

Vít Olmer

Screenplay

Vít Olmer

Director of Photography

Petr Prokop

Sound Designer

Zbyněk Mader

Production Manager

Petr Brada

Music

Music Composed by

Jiří Šust

Songs

Kolíne, Kolíne

Song Composer František Kmoch
Singer mužské hlasy

Pochod padlých revolucionářů

Production info

Original Title

Houslista

Czech Title

Houslista

English Title

The Violin Player

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

narrative

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1969

Production Year

1969

Production specifications

projection approval 5 November 1969

Premiere

premiere 27 February 1970 /suitable for youths/ (kino Nonstop '60 /1 týden/, Praha)

Distribution slogan

no caption

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Technical info

Duration typology

short film

Duration in minutes

25 min

Original length in metres

710 meters

Distribution carrier

16mm, 35mm

Aspect ratio

1:1,37

Colour

black & white

Sound

sound

Sound system/format

mono

Versions

Czech

Dialogue languages

Czech

Subtitles languages

without subtitles

Opening/End credits languages

Czech