Dobri stari pianino

The Good Old Piano

  • Fiction Film
  • 97’
drama, war
  • 1959
  • Yugoslavia (Slovenia)

Gaber is a pianist who lives solely for music and refuses to deal with any of the down-to-earth problems brought on by the war. Nevertheless, he is arrested by the Germans when they find five-pointed stars (the symbol of the liberation front) in his musical scores. Soon after his arrest, a freedom-fighter from the underground fleeing from his pursuers seeks refuge in Gaber's school and hides his g

Gaber is a pianist who lives solely for music and refuses to deal with any of the down-to-earth problems brought on by the war. Nevertheless, he is arrested by the Germans when they find five-pointed stars (the symbol of the liberation front) in his musical scores. Soon after his arrest, a freedom-fighter from the underground fleeing from his pursuers seeks refuge in Gaber's school and hides his gun in the old piano. After several adventures, the piano ends up in a church where members of the White Guard collaboration forces are stationed. When the Partisans decide to blow up a White Guard outpost, the brave Anua volunteers to play a certain tune on the piano to inform the partisans that the explosives they need for their operation are in place. The Partisans succeed in destroying the outpost, but Anua is captured by the enemy. Will the tune that Mr. Gaber plays on the piano at the end of the film in honour of Anua's bravery be one of joy or a mournful farewell?

Director France Kosmač
Cast Vida Kuhar, Vekoslav Janko, Bert Sotlar
Awards 1 award
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Music

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Editing

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Production design

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Costume design

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Make-up

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production

production
Arena Large Goledn Plaque
best music/score
1959
Alternative title
The Good Old Piano (english)
Genres
drama, war
Production countries
Yugoslavia (Slovenia)
Technical data
Aspect ratio
1,37:1 Academy
Duration and length
97 minutes / 2660 meters
Sound
mono
Negative format
film 35mm
Screening formats
film 35mm

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