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Miloš Forman's debut film "Černý Petr" on February 7 at Czech Film Wednesday

On the first Wednesday in February at 8 p.m. we will be showing “Černý Petr” (Black Peter) from 1963 in the Central Cinema as part of the “Czech Film Wednesday” series.

31.01.2024

Aus »Černý Petr« (Der schwarze Peter)
From »Černý Petr« (Black Peter) (© Narodní filmový archive)

Like every first Wednesday of the month, we will be showing a Czech film classic in the “ Czech Film Wednesday ” series on February 7th at 8 p.m. in the Central Cinema. This time Miloš Forman's feature film debut »Černý Petr« (Black Peter) from 1963 is being shown.

The film describes two days in the life of 17-year-old Peter, who begins his apprenticeship in a socialist department store. A lot of things go wrong. Above all, he should make sure that no one steals (and that in socialism!). Things don't go much better with Pavla after work, neither in the outdoor pool nor at the dance evening. He just seems to pass the buck everywhere.

The then 33-year-old Miloš Forman shows with fine humor and a lot of empathy the life of young people in the 1960s with all the difficulties that come with love life, entering the world of work and the uptightness and stuffiness of the older generations. As in his second work The Firemen's Ball (which ran in this series last year), he takes an honest look at the people in socialist society, neither heroizing them nor - despite the humor - mocking them. A real portrait of the times.

This film will be shown as part of the "Czech Film Wednesday" series, as always in the original version with German subtitles.

(This is an automatic translation by Google Translator.)

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