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1.
The Joke (1969)
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In the 1950's, Ludvik Jahn was expelled from the Communist Party and the University by his fellow students... (80 mins.)
Director: Jaromil Jires
 
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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.)
 
3.
A Report on the Party and the Guests (1966)
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A small group of adult bourgeois friends are on a day outing in the country, that outing which includes having a picnic... (71 mins.)
Director: Jan Nemec
 
4.
Daisies (1966)
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Two girls try to understand the meaning of the world and their life. (74 mins.)
Director: Vera Chytilová
 
5.
Valley of the Bees (1968)
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Ondrej, a young boy who loves bees and bats, is introduced to his new mother, a woman much younger than his father... (97 mins.)
 
6.
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
 
7.
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
 
8.
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
 
9.
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
 
10.
Larks on a String (1990)
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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. (94 mins.)
Director: Jirí Menzel
 
11.
All My Compatriots (1969)
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Various scenes in the life of a tight-knit community in Czechoslovakia exploring the human spirit in the backdrop of the political changes that they experience. (120 mins.)
Director: Vojtech Jasný
 
12.
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.)
 
13.
Intimate Lighting (1965)
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One of the most important images of the Czech New Wave 60s, which was ranked among the top ten domestic films of all time... (71 mins.)
Director: Ivan Passer
 
14.
Witchhammer (1970)
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A very popular movie on the medieval persecution of witches (inquisition). (103 mins.)
Director: Otakar Vávra
 
15.
Black Peter (1964)
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Reality movie of a few days in the life of a Czechoslovak teenager when he starts work. (85 mins.)
Director: Milos Forman
 
16.
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
 
17.
Birds, Orphans and Fools (1969)
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Three adolescent war orphans seclude themselves in an anarchic and playful existence of denial and juvenile joy. (78 mins.)
Director: Juraj Jakubisko
 
18.
The Organ (1965)
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A young Polish deserter and gifted organist finds shelter from the fascists in a Slovak Franciscan monastery. He gets into a conflict with the local organist and choir leader, a man limited in his world views and spiritual values. (99 mins.)
Director: Stefan Uher
 
19.
Adelheid (1970)
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In the aftermath of World War II, a former Czech soldier takes charge of a manor formerly owned by a German family... (99 mins.)
 
20.
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
 
21.
The Deserter and the Nomads (1968)
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Three war stories ranging from World War I to a post-apocalyptic nuclear holocaust treat death and the fragility of the humankind through different approaches. (103 mins.)
Director: Juraj Jakubisko
 
22.
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
 
23.
Fruit of Paradise (1970)
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An experimental retelling of the story of Adam and Eve which then progresses into an allegorical depiction of loss of innocence. (99 mins.)
Director: Vera Chytilová
 
24.
Courage for Every Day (1964)
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Jarda Lukás (Jan Kacer), a worker from a big machine-tool plant, enjoyed a rather decent career after the Communist putsch in February 1948... (85 mins.)
Director: Evald Schorm
 
25.
Lemonade Joe (1964)
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Straight shooting Lemonade Joe cleans up Stetson City, in this musical parody of early Westerns, after shooting the pants off villain Old Pistol... (95 mins.)
Director: Oldrich Lipský
 
26.
322 (1969)
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A psychological drama of the illness of an individual and the illness of the society. (95 mins.)
Director: Dusan Hanák
 
27.
Hop Pickers (1964)
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LOVE HARVESTS IN SUMMER seems to anticipate 4 years the wrongful intrusion of the soviet tanks. And with the style of WEST SIDE STORY... (90 mins.)
 
28.
When the Cat Comes (1963)
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Some people with a strange cat arrive in a small village. The cat wears glasses, and when someone takes them off... (91 mins.)
Director: Vojtech Jasný
 
29.
Krik (1964)
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TV mechanic Slávek (Josef Abrhám) takes his wife Ivana (Eva Límanová) to the maternity hospital... (80 mins.)
Director: Jaromil Jires
 
30.
Kristove roky (1967)
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(95 mins.)
Director: Juraj Jakubisko
 
31.
Pearls of the Deep (1965)
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Set against the backdrop of a repressed Czechoslovakia, five non-related vignettes are presented, each... (105 mins.)
 
32.
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