Czech Films That I Have Watched

This is just the beginning....I have a long way to go to explore the Czech cinematic art comprehensively.....
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1.
Diamonds of the Night (1964)
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Diamonds in the night is the tense, brutal story of two Jewish boys who escape from a train transporting them from one concentration camp to another... (63 mins.)
Director: Jan Nemec
 
2.
The Shop on Main Street (1965)
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Slovakia during WW2. Tono lives a poor life, but the authorities offer him to take over the Jewish widow Lautman's little shop for sewing material... (128 mins.)
“ This film is in Slovak language and not Czech but it was made in the former Czechoslovakia. ” - Renegade_Blaze
 
3.
The Loves of a Blonde (1965)
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A factory manager in rural Czechoslovakia bargains with the army to send men to the area, to boost the morale of his young female workers... (90 mins.)
Director: Milos Forman
 
4.
Closely Watched Trains (1966)
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An apprentice train dispatcher at a village station seeks his first sexual encounter and becomes despondent when he is unable to perform. (93 mins.)
Director: Jirí Menzel
 
5.
Daisies (1966)
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Two girls try to understand the meaning of the world and their life. (74 mins.)
Director: Vera Chytilová
 
6.
Marketa Lazarová (1967)
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A minor Czech clan falls afoul of the King in medieval times, against the backdrop of Christianity replacing Paganism. (162 mins.)
 
7.
The Firemen's Ball (1967)
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The volunteer fire department in a small town is having a big party when the ex-boss of the department celebrates his 86th birthday... (73 mins.)
Director: Milos Forman
 
8.
Cremator (1969)
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Set in World War II, a demented cremator believes cremation relieves earthly suffering and sets out to save the world. (95 mins.)
Director: Juraj Herz
 
9.
The Ear (1970)
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Husband (senior ministry official) and wife find their house is riddled with listening devices put there by his own ministry... (94 mins.)
Director: Karel Kachyna
 
10.
Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (1970)
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Inspired by fairy-tales such as Alice in Wonderland and Little Red-Riding Hood, "Valerie and her Week of Wonders" is a surreal tale in which love, fear, sex and religion merge into one fantastic world. (77 mins.)
Director: Jaromil Jires
 
11.
Jumping Over Puddles (1971)
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A boy keeps his spiritedness and optimism in spite of polio. (91 mins.)
Director: Karel Kachyna
 
12.
The Pied Piper (1986)
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The story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin with a twist. (53 mins.)
Director: Jirí Barta
 
13.
Alice (1987)
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A surrealistic revision of Alice in Wonderland. (86 mins.)
Director: Jan Svankmajer
 
14.
Lesson Faust (1994)
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A very free adaptation of Marlowe's 'Doctor Faustus', Goethe's 'Faust' and various other treatments... (97 mins.)
Director: Jan Svankmajer
 
15.
Conspirators of Pleasure (1996)
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Six outwardly average individuals have elaborate fetishes they indulge with surreptitious care. A mousy... (85 mins.)
Director: Jan Svankmajer
 
16.
Greedy Guts (2000)
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When a childless couple learn that they cannot have children, it causes great distress. To ease his wife's pain, the man finds a piece of root in the backyard and chops it and varnishes it into the shape of a child. However the woman takes the root as her baby and starts to pretend that it is real. When the root takes life they seem to have gained a child; but its appetite is much greater than a normal child. (132 mins.)
Director: Jan Svankmajer
 
17.
Lunacy (2005)
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A man takes up residence with a mysterious marquis and is soon persuaded to enter into an asylum for preventative therapy. Things are not what they seem, and the marquis may be even more sinister than what the young man may've predicted. (118 mins.)
Director: Jan Svankmajer
 
18.
Surviving Life (Theory and Practice) (2010)
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The film uses a mix of cut-out animation from photographs and live-action segments, and tells the story of a married man who lives a double life in his dreams, where he is married to another woman. (109 mins.)
Director: Jan Svankmajer
 
19.
Hra s kameny (1967 Short Film)
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Stones of different shapes and colors live and die together. (8 mins.)
Director: Jan Svankmajer
 
20.
Byt (1968 Short Film)
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A nondescript man is trapped in a sinister flat, where nothing seems to obey the laws of nature. (13 mins.)
Director: Jan Svankmajer
 
21.
Zvahlav aneb Saticky Slameného Huberta (1971 Short Film)
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Lewis Carroll's poem is read and followed by a free-form animated depiction of images and toys from childhood, repeatedly overturned by a live cat. (14 mins.)
Director: Jan Svankmajer
 
22.
Dimensions of Dialogue (1983 Short Film)
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A three-part depiction of various forms of communication. 'Factual Discussion' depicts three heads (made up of fruit... (12 mins.)
Director: Jan Svankmajer
 
23.
Do pivnice (1983 Short Film)
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A little girl goes down to the basement cellar to fetch some potatoes, and finds all her hidden fears about the cellar depicted in animated form. (15 mins.)
Director: Jan Svankmajer
 
24.
Meat Love (1989 Short Film)
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Two pieces of meat fall in love. (1 mins.)
Director: Jan Svankmajer
 
25.
Darkness Light Darkness (1989 Short Film)
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A human body gradually reconstructs itself as its various component parts crowd themselves into a small room and eventually... (6 mins.)
Director: Jan Svankmajer
 
26.
Food (1993 Short Film)
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BREAKFAST: After eating breakfast, a man is transformed into an elaborate dumb-waiter-style breakfast dispenser... (17 mins.)
Director: Jan Svankmajer
 
27.
Ecstasy (1933)
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Eva has just gotten married to an older gentleman, but discovers that he is obsessed with order in his life and doesn't have much room for passion... (82 mins.)
Director: Gustav Machatý
“ The film is in German, though it should be considered a Czech film by country of origin. ” - Renegade_Blaze
 
28.
Martyrs of Love (1967)
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A series of loosely connected shorts comprised of three tales representing different aspects of love: temptation, dreams, and adventure. (71 mins.)
Director: Jan Nemec
 
29.
The Proud Princess (1952)
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(94 mins.)
Director: Borivoj Zeman
 
30.
The Sun in a Net (1962)
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Oldrich "Fajolo" Fajták (Marián Bielik), a student who directs quasi-existentialist verbal abuse at his girlfriend Bela Blazejová (Jana Beláková), takes off to a formally volunteer summer work camp at a farm where he meets her grandfather. (90 mins.)
Director: Stefan Uher
“ Slovak mostly... ” - Renegade_Blaze
 
31.
Carriage to Vienna (1966)
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A WW2 story of a young Austrian soldier running from the Russian army and a woman whom he forces to come along in order to save his wounded mate. (78 mins.)
Director: Karel Kachyna
 
32.
Respice finem (1967 Documentary)
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(15 mins.)
Director: Jan Spáta
Stars: Jan Kacer
 
33.
Happy End (1967)
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A dark comedy about a murder and its consequences presented in a backwards manner, where death is actually a rebirth... (71 mins.)
Director: Oldrich Lipský
 
34.
Witchhammer (1970)
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A very popular movie on the medieval persecution of witches (inquisition). (103 mins.)
Director: Otakar Vávra
 
35.
Láska (1973)
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Sixteen-year-old students of a grammar school are supposed to write essays on "Love". The class best... (88 mins.)
Director: Karel Kachyna
 
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37.
Tomorrow I'll Wake Up and Scald Myself with Tea (1977)
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Jan is a decent, boring man, living a decent, boring life as a rocket designer. When his adventurous twin brother dies in a breakfast accident, Jan decides to impersonate him, unwittingly becoming a part of a Nazi time travel conspiracy. (93 mins.)
Director: Jindrich Polák
 
38.
The Mysterious Castle in the Carpathians (1981)
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In 1897, in a castle near the town of Werewolfville in the Carpathians, a slightly deranged Professor Orfanik experiments with his new inventions which include, even at this early date, television and a film camera. (97 mins.)
Director: Oldrich Lipský
 
39.
Proc? (1987)
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(86 mins.)
Director: Karel Smyczek
 
40.
Kolya (1996)
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Franta Louka is a concert cellist in Soviet-occupied Czechoslovakia, a confirmed bachelor and a lady's man... (105 mins.)
Director: Jan Sverák
 
41.
Wild Flowers (2000)
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Seven seemingly unconnected fairy tales - glued together only by folklore, mood, color and light - make up this Czech collection of visual poetry... (81 mins.)
Director: F.A. Brabec
 
42.
Divided We Fall (2000)
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In Nazi occupied Czechoslovakia, a childless couple agree to hide a Jewish friend at great personal risk of discovery and execution. (120 mins.)
Director: Jan Hrebejk
 
43.
Autumn Spring (2001)
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Terminal prankster Frantisek Hána refuses to grow up and take certain responsibilities, despite his wife Emilie's constant badgering to do so... (100 mins.)
 
44.
Zelary (2003)
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A nurse and her surgeon-lover are part of a resistance movement in 1940s Czechoslovakia. When they are discovered... (150 mins.)
Director: Ondrej Trojan
 
45.
Czech Dream (2004 Documentary)
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Two students from the Czech Film Academy commission a leading advertising agency to organize a huge... (90 mins.)
 
46.
I Served the King of England (2006)
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A look at the glamorous life at an old-world Prague hotel. (113 mins.)
Director: Jirí Menzel
 
47.
Pusinky (2007)
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Iska, Karolína, and Vendula are eighteen-year-old girls who have just graduated from high school. Not... (90 mins.)
Director: Karin Babinská
 
48.
Guard No. 47 (2008)
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A WW I veteran still haunted by his time in the trenches settles in a small town to work for the railroad company. His pretty wife attracts the attention of the lonely young gravedigger. (108 mins.)
Director: Filip Renc
 
49.
Jan Saudek: Trapped by His Passions, No Hope for Rescue (2007 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
The film provides a personally truthful yet harsh life story of a hero and dropout. The world-renowned photographer Jan Saudek... (96 mins.)
Director: Adolf Zika
 
50.
Bathory: Countess of Blood (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Bathory is based on the legends surrounding the life and deeds of Countess Elizabeth Bathory known as the greatest murderess in the history of mankind... (141 mins.)
Director: Juraj Jakubisko