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Jan Sverák

Jan Sverak spent his studies at FAMU Documentary Department and graduated in 1988. Sverak's talent first attracted attention through his short films Space Odyssey II. and Oil Gobblers above all - documentary fiction dealing with "newly discovered species" received the American Academy's Student Oscar (1988). Director's first feature film Elementary... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 36 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

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Kolya Director
Dark Blue World
Dark Blue World Director
Accumulator 1
Accumulator 1 Director
Kooky Director


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 2010 Kooky
 2007 Empties
 2004 Daddy (Video documentary)
 1996 Kolya
 1994 The Ride
 1994 Accumulator 1
 1988 Oil Gobblers (Short)
 1987 Vesmirna Odysea II (Documentary short)
 1985 Vsak su vinar
 1984 Sbohem, nadrazicko (Short)
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J. Sverák | Jan Svìrák

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[on Dark Blue World (2001)] This film is something of an antidote to many American war films where History is sacrificed on the special effects alter, without the least respect for events or, most especially, for the protagonists.


He refused offers to direct Good Will Hunting (1997), The Cider House Rules (1999), Birthday Girl (2001) and Sweet November (2001). See more »

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