Solo for One Arm

Режиссеры Pavel Jurda

Сценаристы Pavel Jurda

Продюсеры Jan Hubáček, Zdeňka Kujová, Katarína Plevová, Markéta Tulisová, Igor Chvála, Martin Polák

Жанр drama, music

Продолжительность 00:26:00

Страна Чешская Республика


Central theme of the film is a story of one-armed pianist Otakar Hollmann, who was repeatedly wounded into his right arm in the trenches of the WW I. After the war a large number of musicians had to leave their career because of war injuries. However, some of them reached virtuosity. Hollman's passion for music convinced world-famous composer Leos Janacek to compose a unique piece for left arm pianists, which also became an antiwar manifesto.The documentary film is based on an unpublished biography of Otakar Hollmann and his correspondence with Leos Janacek. Beside the historical storyline, narrated through animations, the film will also feature contemporary artists including Japanese musician Yasuya Segawa, who also plays with one arm only.