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2020, Czech Film History, TOP 5 -

Although there are very few and most of them are weaker horror movies, Czech cinema can still offer some scary movies. To this day, I remember seeing the movie The Cremator/Spalovac for the first time. The Cremator with its gloomy atmosphere and the incredible acting performance of Mr. Hrusinsky, gave me the creeps. I don't remember when a movie gave me the shivers like this one, even though almost nothing scary or disturbing happened there. Hrusinsky's mere presence made me afraid whenever he appeared in a shot. The highlight is a scene of a funeral speech at the approaching conclusion....

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We regret to inform you that Oscar-winning director Jiri Menzel dies at age 82. The sad news was published on Sunday evening by his wife Olga Menzlova. The winner of the prestigious Oscar film award for the film Closely Watched Trains went to the film heaven on Saturday evening. Jiri Menzel was born in 1938 in Prague as a son of famous writer and screenwriter Josef Menzel. In 1962 he finished his studies in directing with Otakar Vavra at FAMU (Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague). In the 1960s, he was a co-founder of...

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"Musical of the Totalitarian Age" is the subtitle of the film KOUR, which was based on the director Tomas Vorel’s second legendary school film IING. (1985), which has undergone many changes. In fact, only the storyline remained: a young engineer arrives with the intention of working, but this turns out to be a shocking fad in the bizarre circumstances of recent years of the totalitarian era. Mirek's unusually normal attitude sets the course of "local" history into action, and so social evil (personified by incompetent bosses) is currently overthrown by a justly indignant crowd, and new orders are set up,...

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Case for a Rookie Hangman / Pripad pro zacinajiciho kata is an original mix of absurdity, black humor, symbolism, satire, irony a grotesque. Lemuel Gulliver gets to the mysterious country Balnibarbi. Its capital city Laputa is flying in the air, but citizens of the country are not aware of it. Gulliver found his way to Laputa through a long chimney and returns to Balnibarbi to show them the truth. But his revelation is stealing people’s ideals. They don’t want to know the truth. They are not able to bear the fact that they are living in lies, in the submission...

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A fantastic horror film The Arrival from the Darkness and an action drama The Poisoned Light belong to the most significant works of the Czech silent film cinematography. Both films are excellent examples of contemporary film techniques and adaptations, which were popular in European and Hollywood production. Prichozi z temnot/Redivivus/The Arrival from the Darkness (unofficial title) It is an incredibly interesting work, which deserves your attention for many different reasons. Today's audience has of course completely different point of view than the audience from the beginning of 20th century. For today’s viewer this film must give an impression of funny and naive,...

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