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2. Closely Watched Trains (1966)
Not Rated | 93 min | Comedy, Drama, War
An apprentice train dispatcher at a village station seeks his first sexual encounter and becomes despondent when he is unable to perform.
3. The Cremator (1969)
95 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Kopfrkingl enjoys his job at a crematorium in Czechoslovakia in the late 1930s. He likes reading the Tibetan book of the dead, and espouses the view that cremation relieves earthly ... See full summary »
7. Ten Minutes Older: The Cello (2002)
146 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
Collection of short films the summaries of which include; a foreign man moving to Italy, getting married and having a child; a four split scene short involving plot-less images of old ... See full summary »
Writers: Bernardo Bertolucci, Mike Figgis, Claire Denis, E. Max Frye, Jirí Menzel, Anne-Marie Miéville, Michael Radford, István Szabó, Augustinus | Directors: Bernardo Bertolucci, Claire Denis, Mike Figgis, Jean-Luc Godard, Jirí Menzel, Michael Radford, Volker Schlöndorff, István Szabó | Stars: Amit Rayani, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Mark Long, Rudolf Hrusínský
8. The Elementary School (1991)
100 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
The time is 1945-46. 10 year old Eda and his friend Tonda live in a small village outside Prague. In school, their class is so wild and indisciplined that their teacher quits and is ... See full summary »
9. The 40th Annual Academy Awards (1968 TV Special)
Writers: I.A.L. Diamond, Gig Henry, Hal Kanter, Mort Lachman, Bill Larkin, Charles Lee, John Rapp, Norman Sullivan, Daniel Taradash, Lester A. White | Director: Richard Dunlap | Stars: Bob Hope, Julie Andrews, Louis Armstrong, Hal Ashby
10. Capricious Summer (1968)
Unrated | 74 min | Comedy
Middle-aged Antonin and his friends, the major, now retired, and the canon, are in the river, swimming and philosophizing. Then it starts to rain. It just seems to be that sort of summer. ... See full summary »
11. My Sweet Little Village (1985)
98 min | Comedy
Comedy about the people who inhabit a small town. For years the overbearing Pavek has endured Otik, the "town idiot," sharing his meals and the front seat of their dump truck. But Otik is ... See full summary »
12. Pearls of the Deep (1966)
105 min | Comedy
Set against the backdrop of a repressed Czechoslovakia, five non-related vignettes are presented, each showcasing the need and want for human connection. In "Mr. Baltazar's Death", a middle... See full summary »
Writers: Vera Chytilová, Bohumil Hrabal, Jaromil Jires, Jirí Menzel, Jan Nemec, Evald Schorm | Directors: Vera Chytilová, Jaromil Jires, Jirí Menzel, Jan Nemec, Evald Schorm | Stars: Pavla Marsálková, Ferdinand Kruta, Alois Vachek, Emil Iserle
13. All My Loved Ones (1999)
91 min | Drama, Music, War
Told from the perspective of man reflecting on his childhood in Prauge in the early years of World War 2 and the eventual destruction of his family as the Nazis rise to power.
14. Shortcuts (1981)
93 min | Comedy
An evocation of the childhood memories of Bohumil Hrabal in his provincial town of Nymburk, dominated by the local brewery.
15. The Wolf from Royal Vineyard Street (2016)
The film tells the life story of its director, Jan Nemec, one of the most known and important filmmakers of Czech New Wave.
16. Larks on a String (1990)
94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Set in the late 1940s, the film concerns the treatment of suspect "bourgeois elements", a professor, a saxophonist, and a milkman, who are put to work in a junkyard for rehabilitation.
17. Ferat Vampire (1982)
90 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
A doctor (Marek) is shocked when his beloved nurse (Mima) signs a contract with foreign car manufacturer Ferat, in order to work for them as a rally-driver. A fellow doctor makes him ... See full summary »
18. Secluded, Near Woods (1976)
92 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
The Lavicka's, a Czech family from the city, rents a house in the country with the option to buy. However, old Mr Komarek seems reluctant to sell the house as they agreed.
20. The Little Apocalypse (1993)
110 min | Comedy
An unknown Polish writer can't publish his novels, so his ex-wife decides to help him and get some of the profit for herself. She finally finds a publisher, but there's a strange single condition that could cost the writer his life.
21. The Beggar's Opera (1991)
94 min | Comedy, Drama
Screen version of the play written in 1728 of the same name, portrays the underworld of Mafia-like gangsters and the rivalry and animosity between the various different gangs.
22. The Return of the Prodigal Son (1967)
103 min | Drama
Engineer Jan Sebek (Jan Kacer) is undergoing treatment in a mental home after his unsuccessful attempt to commit suicide. His therapist, via discussions both with the patient and with ... See full summary »
23. Rokonok (2006)
110 min | Drama
Young honest public official is sworn in after his predecessor had to leave due to a corruption scandal. Soon, the young idealist discovers just how far-reaching the corruption is in his town and how easy it is to become corrupt yourself.
24. The Don Juans (2013)
102 min | Comedy
An opera troupe in a small town decides to perform Mozart's Don Giovanni. The view behind the scenes uncovers the world of opera without the glitter. A tale of love and disappointment, ... See full summary »
26. Something Different (1963)
85 min | Drama
Two stories are simultaneously told. One dutiful mother progressively becomes a frustrated woman who is the only one assuming the family responsibilities of working at home and looking ... See full summary »
106 min | Comedy, Romance, War
Set in a small Ukrainian village during the outbreak of war with Germany in 1941 Private Chonkin, not overly endowed with intelligence, is left to guard a downed military aircraft. The ... See full summary »
30. The Apple Game (1977)
100 min | Comedy, Drama
Doctor John, who works in a Prague maternity hospital while still living at home with his mother, is a self-assured philanderer who seduces a young nurse, Anna, and makes her pregnant. All ... See full summary »
32. Konec starych casu (1989)
97 min | Comedy
Czechoslovakia 1918. The newly formed National Assembly has made Stoklasa the administrator of the Kratochvile Castle. Although with no aristocratic background, he is a man of fortune and ... See full summary »
38. Courage for Every Day (1964)
85 min | Drama
Jarda Lukás (Jan Kacer), a worker from a big machine-tool plant, enjoyed a rather decent career after the Communist putsch in February 1948. As one of the pioneers of the youth-movement of ... See full summary »
40. Signál (2012)
113 min | Comedy, Drama
Two young technicians, Filos (Vojtech Dyk) and Kája (Krystof Hádek), come to a small village that is a bit cut off from the rest of the world in order to find the best place to install a ... See full summary »
45. If a Thousand Clarinets (1965)
136 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical
A military base. An awkward soldier. A statue of Bach. And suddenly all guns in the area change into music instruments. Great mystery is immediately found by TV station. And soon the military base becomes a stage for huge TV show.
49. Dita Saxová (1968)
98 min | Drama
A beautiful, underachieving, 18 year old orphan considers various suitors, ponders philosophy, and takes a young girl under her wing.