From 25.05. To 03.07.2007.
Czech film miracle
A twelve year old girl from a small village tries to understand the world of grown-ups as she grows up herself. On a nearby farm there lives a cruel man who treats his noble horse very badly. The girl wishes to help the abused animal and the horse and the girl become friends.
The main character is a Czech partisan fighting in WW II. Just before peace is declared, he gets shot in the spine and has to be transported to a hospital. Trying to stay conscious he remembers the events that took place before he joined the partisans. His main motive for staying alive is to get his revenge on the German officer Engelchen, whom he holds responsible for the death of his friends.
This is Miloš Forman’s first feature film and it tells the story of a shy teenager Petr who is in love with Asa. Petr’s father wants him to get a job so he starts working in a store. Even though his manager gives him good instructions, Petr is not really good at his job.
A small Czech town has a big problem because there is a serious lack of men: for every sixteen women there is only one man! The owner of a shoe factory asks the National army to transfer one of its divisions to this small town. An agreement is reached and the soldiers arrive in the town. The local women expect young, strong men but instead get old reserve soldiers who are mostly already married.
This is Ivan Passer’s feature film debut and his last film made in Czechoslovakia. The film, which contrasts city and country life, tells the story of a young cello player from Prague, Peter, and his elegant girlfriend, Stepa, who visit their friends in the country. The two of them enjoy an idyllic country life and Peter prepares for a concert with the local orchestra.
During WW II, when the Nazi government nationalized all Jews’ possessions, a lazy carpenter, Antonin Brtko, becomes the supervisor of a small store with sewing equipment. The owner of the store is an old, deaf Jewish woman, Rozalie, who lives in her own world and is completely unaware of the war and danger around her. She accepts Antonin thinking that he needs a job and over time they become friends.
The film received an Oscar as Best Foreign Film in 1965.
This film describes real events that took place on May 27, 1942 when members of the Czech resistance assassinated Reinhard Heydrich (a Nazi officer who became the protector of Czech and Moravia on September 27, 1941) while he was driving in his car through Prague. Heydrich died a few days later and the Nazis set off on a bloody retaliation for his murder.
This is a criminal drama whose main negative character is an unknown serial killer. The body of a young woman is found in the village of Drnovice and inspector Kalas will have to do everything he can in order to catch the murderer.
This is a Czech comedy about a wife who is eager to save her marriage after she accidentally sees her husband kissing another woman. The first step is to take out all the money from the bank and the second to turn herself into a beautiful, attractive and sophisticated woman!
This film with a unique visual style that combines feature film elements with animation, tells the story of five boys who steal a balloon at an exhibition in Prague. This is just the beginning of the boys’ big adventure. After landing on an island that has not yet been put on the map, they meet pirates and captain Nemo, and finally face some other natural forces.
This is a war drama without glorification or the choosing of sides, without war heroes or full- fledged bad guys. When a woman’s husband gets murdered by the Nazis over a stolen bag of cement, the woman swears revenge. An older soldier gets wounded and soon dies and a younger one arrives in the woman’s place.
This is Miloš Forman’s last Czech film. It depicts a retirement party for an old fire chief. At the party we meet other firemen and other people from the town. There is a competition for Miss Fireman even though the candidates don’t have much potential, and the lottery awards keep disappearing.
Plans for the relaxing, quiet summer vacation of a group of middle-aged people (Antonín, his wife Katerina, their friend Hugo and priest Roch) suddenly must change due to the arrival of a circus performer Arnostek (played by Jirí Menzel) and his attractive assistant Anna. Her beauty will ignite Antonín, Hugo and also the priest Roch’s passions, while Katerina will get interested in Arnostek.
This is a parody of spy films, such as those about James Bond. The hero is the secret agent Cyril Juan, known also by his code name “W4C”.