Vladimír Drha, 1988

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During the 1980s, director Vladimír Drha tried to film several stories which, in spite of the political restrictions of the day, sought to relay the real-life problems of young people (Dneska přišel nový kluk – A New Boy Started Today, 1981; Do zubů a do srdíčka – To the Face and to the Heart, 1985). Dotyky (Touches, 1988) tells the story of the gifted young man Ivan (Jiří Pomeje), who is making a movie for his FAMU film school entrance exams. He chooses a documentary about a barber instructor featuring childhood friend Eva (Nela Boudová), who is trying to find a model to help her in a hairstyling contest. Neither the filming, nor the hairstyling contest go according to plan, but events do bring Ivan and Eva closer. Drha and cinematographer Emil Sirotek decided to portray Ivan’s documentary filmmaking attempts via real location sound and authentic video imagery. Composer Petr Hapka and film director Zdeněk Troška both make small appearances. Vladimír Drha also features in a cameo role portraying the contest organiser.
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About a film

Production year 1988
Countries Czechoslovakia
Categories film
Genres comedy
Form feature
Duration 95 min
Director Vladimír Drha
Cast Nela Boudová, Jiří Pomeje, Pavlína Mourková, Eva Tauchenová, Jana Šedová, Robert Vrchota
Director of photography Emil Sirotek st.
Screenplay Vladimír Drha, Anna Vovsová
Editor Jan Chaloupek
Production designer Bohumil Nový
Music Vladimír Mišík, Štěpán Koníček
Sound designer Miloslav Hůrka