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Jaromil Jires

The dance master (Ucitel tance)

Edition 1996
100' - 1995 - Drama, Comedy - Dialogue: Czech
Director: Jaromil Jires Composer: Miroslav Korínek With: Martin Dejdar, Jana Hlavácová, Milos Kopecký
An unusual story about love, dancing and survival, set in the late '40s. Jan Mayer, a young dance-master, arrives in a sanatorium for lung diseases. He has been diagnosed with tuberculosis. But instead of resigning himself to the debilitating sickness, Mayer resolves to fight it, using his optimism and his dancing as his weapons. Gradually he wins over other patients who have been accepting their fate passively in the face of strict institutional discipline. But just when it seems that Mayer is winning his battle, the disease hits back. Mayer is shaken but not demoralized. He will challenge death directly with a dance.

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Credits

Director

Jaromil Jires

Composer

Miroslav Korínek

With

Martin Dejdar, Jana Hlavácová, Milos Kopecký

Scenario

Jirí Hubac

Director of Photography

Jan Malir

Editor

Milan Justin

Producer

Alice Nemanska

More information

Dialogue

Czech

Countries of production

Czech Republic

Year

1995

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