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Jaromil Jires (1935–2001)

Jaromil Jires was born on December 10, 1935 in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia. He was a director and writer, known for Valerie a týden divu (1970), The Joke (1969) and ...a pozdravuji vlastovky (1972). He died on October 26, 2001 in Prague, Czech Republic. See full bio »

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Valerie a týden divu
The Joke
The Joke Director
Pearls of the Deep


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 1999 Dvojrole
 1995 Ucitel tance
 1994 Helimadoe
 1992 A jsou-li tu andele (TV Movie)
 1992 Hudba a bolest (TV Movie documentary)
 1992 Hudba a víra (TV Movie documentary)
 1992 Rekviem za ty, kteri prezili (Documentary)
 1991 Labyrinth
 1991 F. Murray Abraham (TV Movie documentary)
 1990 Antonín Dvorák (TV Mini-Series)
 1988 Nadeje má hluboké dno (TV Movie)
 1987 Po zarostlem chodnícku (Documentary)
 1987 O Háderunovi a víle Elóre (TV Movie)
 1987 Sidney Lumet: I Love New York (TV Movie documentary)
 1985 Milos Forman - Das Kuckucksei (TV Movie documentary)
 1984 Katapult
 1982 Kouzelná Praha Rudolfa II (TV Movie)
 1980 Bohuslav Martinu (TV Movie)
 1980 Úteky domu
 1979 Zápisník zmizelého (TV Movie)
 1976 Die Insel der Silberreiher (TV Movie)
 1974 Il divino Boemo (Short)
 1974 Kasar (Short)
 1974 Lidé z metra
 1974 Královský gambit (TV Movie)
 1973 Leos Janácek (TV Movie)
 1969 Dedácek (Documentary short)
 1969 Tribunál (Short documentary)
 1969 The Joke
 1968 Don Juan 68 (Short)
 1967 Hra na krále (Short)
 1966 Obcan Karel Havlícek (Short)
 1965 Srub (Short)
 1965 Pearls of the Deep (segment "Romance")
 1964 Krik
 1962 Don Spagát (Short)
 1961 Stopy (Short)
 1960 Sál ztracených kroku (Short)
 1959 Strejda (Short)
 1958 Horecka (Documentary short)
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Director identified with the Czech New Wave in the 1960's, noted for often selecting controversial subject matter and employing non-professional actors. He studied film administration prior to gaining degrees in photography and film direction from the Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (FAMU). Also active in television.

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