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The sad news aired into the actor's world on Saturday, 26th January 2019: Ludek Munzar dies at age 85. He was a great actor and husband of another legend, Jana Hlavacova (80). The last farewell to Ludek Munzar will be held by the National Theater on Friday. There will be certainly present many colleagues of his and grateful TV and film audience.  Ludek Munzar was born on 20th March 1933. He was a husband of actress Jana Hlavacova and a father of actress Barbora Munzarova. Munzar spent his childhood in Smirice near Hradec Kralove. He graduated from Higher Agricultural School...

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He is considered one of the greatest actors of the Czech cinema. Oldrich Novy appreciated gentility, elegance and perfect look. He always insisted that everything is perfect, yet he had so much positive energy.  Oldrich Novy was a Czech actor, singer and director. In his film roles, he created an archetype of elegant man. Perhaps best known is his legendary sentence from the film Kristián: "Close your eyes, I’m leaving ...".Oldrich Novy fell in love with acting in his childhood. He was encouraged to act mainly by his father Antonín, who as a Prague chief fireman provided a fire patrol in...

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The film follows Czech student of history and political economy Jan Palach in the last couple of months of his life, before he decided to immolate himself in protest of the Soviet Union invasion in 19. January 1969. It shows Jan Palach on the basis of available factual sources, and forces us to think about the young man’s thoughts and actions. Jan Palach didn’t tell anybody about his decision in advance. Nor did he suggest that he was capable of such a thing. In the film, we can see him in a relationship with his girlfriend, Helenka, his relationship with...

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During Christmas, great Czech actress Jana Stepankova, born in 1934, passed away. She was a great-granddaughter of the Czech poet Vitezslav Halek and a sister of actors Petr and Martin Stepanek. Her career began as an amateur actress alongside her father. After studying at DAMU she began her career as a theater actress on the stage of Pardubice Theater. Between 1952 and 1972 she played at the Prague Liben Theater of S. K. Neumann. From 1972 to 2000, she played in Vinohrady Theater. In 2000, she hosted in the Mladá Boleslav Theater. Her husband was television director Jaroslav Dudek. The...

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It is really over. All fans of The First Republic series can feel blue, because there will be no more episodes. The television series premiered in 2014. THE FIRST REPUBLIC It focuses on fates of Valenta family, which got rich on war profiteering and moved from the countryside to Podolí, Prague. In this part of the town are only meadows, few old factory chimneys and omnipresent poorness of the after-war period. The presence of Valenta family changed everything. However, not everything was so easy and definitely not without effort. In their own family is a strong rivalry between brothers. There...

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