IMDb > Czechoslovakia 1918-1968 (1969)

Czechoslovakia 1918-1968 (1969) More at IMDbPro »Czechoslovakia 1968 (original title)


Overview

User Rating:
6.6/10   102 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Up 18% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Writers:
Robert M. Fresco (writer)
Denis Sanders (writer)
Plot:
Short documentary about 50 years of history of Czechoslovakia, with archive images. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 1 win See more »
User Reviews:
Particularly fascinating given current events See more (1 total) »

Cast

  (in alphabetical order)
Leonid Brezhnev ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Neville Chamberlain ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Alexander Dubcek ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Adolf Hitler ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Ludvík Svoboda ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert M. Fresco 
Denis Sanders 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Robert M. Fresco  writer
Denis Sanders  writer

Produced by
Robert M. Fresco .... producer
Denis Sanders .... producer
 
Original Music by
Charles Bernstein 
 
Film Editing by
Marvin Walowitz 
 

Production Companies

Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Czechoslovakia 1968" - USA (original title)
See more »
Runtime:
13 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Sound Mix:

FAQ

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Particularly fascinating given current events, 26 March 2014

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

This short won the Academy Award for Documentary Short. There will be mild spoilers ahead:

This is a short composed entirely of archival footage. It begins at the end of World War I and ends in 1968, after covering the Russian invasion of Czechoslovakia. The technique used is showing a slide projector moving through the years and showing images.

The first seven minutes cover most of that time, from 1918 to the end of the "Prague Spring". The transition from the heady days of the "Prague Spring" to tanks in the streets is unsettling.

The editing job done to put this together is excellent. It's a very effective piece which is most pertinent today given what's going on between Russia and the Ukraine. The scenes from 1938, showing Chamberlain, Hitler and the Germans taking over, with Hitler's insistence that he was acting to "protect" Germans living in the Sudetenland rings rather familiar for some reason. The more things change, the more they stay the same.

This short can be seen on the internet and is well worth searching out. Recommended.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (1 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Czechoslovakia 1918-1968 (1969)

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
The Unbearable Lightness of Being Der Prager Frühling History of Jaroslav Sabata The Berlin Airlift: First Battle of the Cold War Jesus Henry Christ
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits News articles
IMDb Documentary section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.