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15 Aug 2005

Audition / Talent Competition (Konkurs) on DVD

KONKURS is Milos Forman's debut film and launched what became known internationally as the Czech New Wave. Although made as two separate 'featurettes', the style and themes were very similar and they were released as one film. KONKURS is important as the first work of a world-renowned director because it clearly shows the beginnings of the style and pre-occupations prominent in many of Forman's subsequently acclaimed films including 'Loves of a Blonde', 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest' and 'Amadeus'. The film was released by Second Run DVD.

Czech Republic 1963 - 79 minutes
Certificate: Exempt
Black & White 1.33:1
Language: Czech
Subtitles: English
RRP: £12.99
Release Date: 15th August 2005

Special features:
- Digitally re-mastered with restored image and sound.
- New and improved English subtitle translation.
- Booklet featuring new Essay on the film by writer/broadcaster Phillip Bergson

Konkurs has been digitally re-mastered and newly-subtitled from the best existing source available to us. But, due to the age and condition of the source master, there remains a steady amount of visual noise that could not be removed without compromising the integrity of the whole film. As the feature film debut of a world-renowned Director, we believe it important for the film to be released and seen.

More about the film

"Milos Forman's debut.... and a wonderful film" - Time Out

Main Cast and Crew

Part 1 - Talent Competition -
Jan Vostrcil, Vladimir Pucholt, Frantiscek Zeman

Part 2 - Audition -
Vera Kresadlova, Marketa Krotkova, Ladislava Jakimova, Petra Brozkova

Director - Milos Forman
Story and Screenplay - Milos Forman and Ivan Passer
Cinematography - Miroslav Ondricek
Editor - Miroslav Hajek
Assistant Director - Ivan Passer

Available form Second Run DVD


Second Run DVD


15 Aug 2005


Second Run DVD

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