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We regret to inform you, that on Monday after an unfortunate fall off the Charles Bridge died Jan Tříska. Legendary artist, who lived in California, travelled a lot to Czech Republic, where he shot films and played in theatre. Let's remember him in legendary films such as Obecna skola, Rok Dabla, Jedna ruka netleska, Horem padem, Ukradena vzducholod and others.   The next day, Czech actress Květa Fialová died on Tuesday at the age of 88 after a career of almost seven decades. Born in what is today Slovakia, she was known for her stage, film and television work. Fialová was hired by...

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Finally, here comes 12 times the Czech Lion Award-winning film Masaryk on DVD and Blu Ray. Many has been written about this film. It is identified as a brilliant stroke of Czech cinema. Young Masaryk was long disregarded by filmmakers. Director Julius Sevcik decided to change it and highlighted this crucial stage in life, which in my opinion, was excellent. Masaryk had hard times. First he loses his father. Then as an Ambassador in the UK, he tried to prevent the Munich Agreement. Everything eventually ends in his emigration over a large puddle in America. The atmosphere of the movie...

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Jindřich Plachta, originaly named Jindřich Šolle, was Czech actor and writer. He was very talented, and the audience favorite. Vlasta Burian was the first person to see Plachta's talent and engaged him in his theatre. After a time, Plachta became more and more popular, resulting in many disagreements between him and Burian. The situation was resolved when Plachta left to Voskovec and Werich theater. There Plachta starred in plays like Osel a Stín, Kat a Blázen, but mainly in the revue Rub a Líc. As a film actor, he worked in the silent film era. His first film role was...

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In November 2016 a new DVD came out with a Czech film from archive, the irreplaceable film Tonka of the Gallows. This is without a doubt one of the best Czech creation, and one of the first Czechoslovak fiction feature-length sound film. We have noticed on our Web site, that many of you are interested in this particular film, so it is time to get closer to it. The movie was filmed in 1930 by Karl Anton and first made a mute. Thanks to studios Gaumont in Paris and using Danish technology, the film has been given Czech, German and...

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