Thoughts of a Distracted Violin Player

narrative

Typology

feature

Czech title

Myšlenky jednoho nesoustředěného houslisty

Runtime

0 min

Country

Czechoslovakia, Federal Republic of Germany

Copyright

1970

Production year

1970

Language version

Czech

Director

Gerard Samaan

Synopsis

A student string quartet is about to rehearse a new composition, but their music is drowned out by the repeated call for general mobilization. Later, all the students appear before the draft board, one after the other. The violin player is shocked by the situation. His examination by the board is accompanied by the sounds of shooting and the soldiers humiliate the shy young man. The next rehearsal is interrupted by the sound of an alarm siren. The violin player visits his professor in his study, apologizing for the fact that he cannot concentrate on his studies. The professor thinks that the boy is distracted by his love for a woman. The youth meets a girl dressed as a bride. They begin embracing and frolicking in the snow in an undefined landscape, but suddenly find themselves walking together in a long corridor while professors seated by a table ask for the boy's documents. Soldiers appear behind the column in the room and confiscate the musician's passport. It is not even in the professor's abilities to help the young man. He is taken away by two soldiers and another two prevent the bride from getting any closer to him. Then sudden applause. - In a concert hall, a young man folds up the newspaper he was reading, takes his violin, joins the rest of the quartet and begins to play.

Note

The picture was filmed in German version and was shown on Bavarian TV in 1970.

Cast

Gerard Samaan

student

Mariana Štepitová

nevěsta

Václav Hejslar

profesor

Mirek Křen

voják

Ludvík Plíva

voják

Crew and creators

Assistant Director

Abdelhafidh Bouassida

Pedagogical management

Elmar Klos (režie), Jiří Hanibal (odborný asistent), Josef Dobřichovský (střih), Jan Kališ (kamera)

Music

Music Composed by

Jan Klusák

Production info

Original Title

Myšlenky jednoho nesoustředěného houslisty

English Title

Thoughts of a Distracted Violin Player

Parallel Title

Gedanken eines unkoncentrierten Violinstudenten

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

narrative

Origin country

Czechoslovakia, Federal Republic of Germany

Copyright

1970

Production Year

1970

Production

Studio FAMU

Distribution

Bayerischen Rundfunk

Technical info

Versions

Czech