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1. 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 Arroz, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Mark Long, Rudolf Hrusínský
3. 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 »
4. 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.
5. 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.
7. 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 »
11. 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 »
12. The Cremator (1969)
95 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
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 »
13. 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. Pearls of the Deep (1966)
105 min | Comedy
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
18. 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.
19. 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.
20. 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 »
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 »
32. 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.
33. 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 »
41. Obzalovany (1964)
Managers at the construction of a big hydro plant are accused of having embezzled money. They have paid the workers generously in return for some of the money.
44. Revenge (1995)
The dramatic story of a successful, egotistic man whose family life is wrecked practically overnight, is set in present-day Prague. A disappointed, deserted man, after his divorce, is alone... See full summary »
49. Run, He Is Coming! (1987)
A comedy about happiness, Indian magic and adultery. One day Mr and Mrs Sysel happen to solve the problem of lacking enough room in their tiny flat. They break through the wall into their ... See full summary »
50. When Grandpa Loved Rita Hayworth (2000)
90 min | Comedy
1969, the first winter after the violent end of the Spring of Prague: 13-year-old Hannah and her crazy young parents land as though on a completely different planet in the German economic wonderland.