Jan Čuřík, Antonín Máša, 1965

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Bloudění (Searching) provided a 1965 debut for then novice director Antonín Máša and experienced cameraman Jan Čuřík. Both served as directors of this film which maps the generation gap between 1960s youths just coming of age and their parents, who were shaped by the 1950s. Similarly to other heroes seen in Czechoslovak New Wave films, young Michal clashes with his estranged father, a man who once took part in political show trials. The film, however, also reflects the guilt-ridden parent’s “rebirth” in relation to his son. This film – rather unfairly very much forgotten – features impressive acting by the then 17-year-old Jaromír Hanzlík in the lead role and assorted other appealing performances – such as that of Jan Kačer, who plays a driver with poor eyesight, and Miroslav Macháček's portrayal of the hero’s painter-uncle.
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Production year 1965
Countries Czechoslovakia
Categories film
Genres psychological
Form feature
Duration 77 min
Director Jan Čuřík, Antonín Máša
Cast Jaromír Hanzlík, Jiří Pleskot, Jiřina Jirásková, Vladimír Šmeral, Alexandra Myšková, Jana Brejchová
Director of photography Jan Čuřík, Ivan Šlapeta
Screenplay Antonín Máša
Editor Miroslav Hájek, Jaromír Janáček
Production designer Jan Oliva
Artist Věra Vainarová
Music Jan Klusák
Sound designer Jiří Kejř