Set over a two-decade period in a tiny Central European village, this drama not only chronicles a couple’s tragic star-crossed love Read More »
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Upon receiving reports of missing persons at Fort Spencer, a remote Army outpost on the Western frontier Read More »
The Inheritance or Fuckoffguysgoodday (1992) Vera Chytilová, Bolek Polívka, Miroslav Donutil, Anna Pantuckova
A hillbilly inherits millions and goes to the city, leaving his village to live a rich man’s life in post communist Czech Republic. Read More »
Jan Saudek – Trapped By His Passions No Hope For Rescue (2007) Adolf Zika, Jan Saudek, Sára Saudková
Jan Saudek, Czechoslovakia’s most famous living photographer, is the subject of this often-shocking kaleidoscopic biopic by friend and colleague Adolf Zika. Read More »
A biographical film looking back at the life, work and significance of the genius of world cinema. Read More »
When she’s not serving regulars in a pub in a sleepy northern Moravian village, thirtysomething Maruna spends time with indecisive mayor Jura Read More »
In the Mirror of Maya Deren (2001) Martina Kudlácek, Miriam Arsham, Stan Brakhage, Chao Li Chi, Documentary, Biography
Using footage from filmmaker Maya Deren’s avant-garde films of the 1940s Read More »
Hidden Assassin (1995) Ted Kotcheff, Dolph Lundgren, Maruschka Detmers, Assumpta Serna, Action, Drama, Crime
The Ambassador of Cuba was Murdered in New Yorkin June. To protect against another attack of the terrorists in the US-Cuba-summit at Prague that the CIA sends one of their greatest national brokers, Michael Dane (Dolph Lundgren). Read More »
A Little Piece of Heaven (2005) Petr Nikolaev, Jakub Doubrava, Tatiana Pauhofová, Petr Forman, Romance
There is no place on the world where might not find love. A love story – a fleeting encounter between two young people who met at the wrong time at the wrong place. Read More »
Tmavomodrý svet / Dark Blue World (2001) Jan Sverák, Ondrej Vetchý, Krystof Hádek, Tara Fitzgerald, War, Drama, Action
March 15, 1939: Germany invades Czechoslovakia. Czech and Slovak pilots flee to England, joining the RAF. Read More »
Flammen & Citronen / Flame And Citron (2008) Ole Christian Madsen, Thure Lindhardt, Mads Mikkelsen, Stine Stengade, Drama, History, Thriller
During Nazi occupation, red-headed Bent Faurschou-Hviid (“Flame”) and Jørgen Haagen Schmith (“Citron”), assassins in the Danish resistance, take orders from Winther, who’s in direct contact with Allied leaders. Read More »
Probudím se vcera / I Wake Up Yesterday (2012) Milos Smídmajer, Jirí Mádl, Filip Blazek, Eva Josefíková, Comedy, Sci-Fi
This quirky student comedy tells the story of Petr Kovár (Filip Blazek), who gets the chance to return to the past for a while and he meets the love of his life, his classmate Eliska, again in June 1989. There is one hook: physically he is seventeen again (played by Jirí Mádl), but his mind remains that of a modern “forty-something”.
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Prague Duet / Lies and Whispers (1998) Roger L. Simon, Gina Gershon, Rade Serbedzija, Patricia Hodge, Drama, Romance
Dr. Lauren is staying in Prague for a conference and falls in love with Czech writer Jiri Kolmar. However, she learns some awful secrets about Jiri’s family during the Nazi occupation and the concentration camps.
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Documentary look at doomed male prostitutes in Prague, ages 15 to 18, who troll at the public swimming pool, the train station, a video arcade, and a disco. After the boys talk about how they got in the game, the camera follows them to the home of Pavel Rousek. Under the name Hans Miller, he makes gay porno videos, primarily for German distribution. Intercut with a movie shoot chez Rousek is an interview that follows him to his day job at a morgue, where he performs an autopsy as he talks about his work. The sex is without protection; the boys are without family. They talk about their bodies and souls, money, their sexual orientation, AIDS, their dreams, and death.
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Teorie tygra / Tiger Theory (2016) Radek Bajgar, Jirí Bartoska, Eliska Balzerová, Tatiana Vilhelmová, Adventure, Comedy, Drama
The last drop for Jan’s resolution is the voluntary death of his father-in-law, whose strength and patience ran dry. Grandma made decisions about Grandpa’s life, old age as well as the funeral. Jan is sure that he and his wife Olga are on the same route. He recalls his past life when he used to have his own will and dreams and he wants to live again with dignity and freedom. He longs to control his own life again. And his solution is escape from the present life. In this movie we watch, in parallel ,the fates of Jan’s married daughters Olinka and Alenka and his sons-in-law Erik and Pepík.
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