Karel Kachyňa, 1973

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The 1970s saw director Karel Kachyňa continue filming poetic tales, often centring on children or young people. One of these is Láska from 1973. It recounts an outpouring of love between 17-year-old Petr, who has moved to a small town with his father, a former hockey player, and a girl of the same age, Andrea. The young people’s parents, meanwhile, also succumb to their emotions; in the past they once had an affair, and now, many years later they meet as divorcees, slightly disappointed by life and on the threshold of middle age... In the movie, cameraman Josef Pávek combined colour passages with colour filters to distinguish the real world from the dream world. The roles of the young, amorous pair went to Jaroslava Schallerová and Oldřich Kaiser (the film provided him with his debut), while the parents were played by Milena Dvorská and František Velecký.
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About a film

Production year 1973
Countries Czechoslovakia
Categories film
Genres narrative
Form feature
Duration 88 min
Director Karel Kachyňa
Cast Jaroslava Schallerová, Oldřich Kaiser, Milena Dvorská, František Velecký, Hana Houbová, Jiří Pleskot
Director of photography Josef Pávek
Screenplay Ota Hofman, Karel Kachyňa
Editor Miroslav Hájek
Production designer Oldřich Okáč
Music Zdeněk Liška
Sound designer Jiří Lenoch