The Competition | 1979

Romance
Paul Dietrich was a piano prodigy, but now past thirty, he is bitter about never having won an international competition. Urged by his parents, Paul decides to enter just one more, and turn to teaching if he does not ...more
Director: Joel Oliansky
Awards: 2 Oscar nominations. Another 1 nomination | full awards »

Cast

... Paul Dietrich

Actor

... Heidi Joan Schoonover

Actor

... Greta Vandemann

Actor

... Andrew Erskine

Actor

... Jerry DiSalvo

Actor

... Michael Humphries

Actor

... Tatiana Baronov

Actor

... Mark Landau

Actor

... Madame Gorshev

Actor

... Mr Dietrich

Actor

... Mrs Dietrich

Actor

... Mrs DeSalvo

Actor

Company

Burbank Editorial & Sound Services

Production Company

Rastar Productions

Production Company

Synopsis

Paul Dietrich was a piano prodigy, but now past thirty, he is bitter about never having won an international competition. Urged by his parents, Paul decides to enter just one more, and turn to teaching if he does not win. Paul competes in this last chance with all his energy. While preparing for the contest, he meets Heidi, an entrant with natural talent, but none of Paul's drive. She falls in love with Paul at first sight, and he is attracted to her but keeps his feeling to himself, staying focused on winning the competition. Heidi's possessive music teacher sees her new relationship with Paul as a threat to her student's chances of winning.

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