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 Dagmar Buresová (3 episodes, 2013)
Jaroslava Pokorná ...
 Libuse Palachová (3 episodes, 2013)
Petr Stach ...
 Jirí Palach (3 episodes, 2013)
Vojtech Kotek ...
 Ondrej Trávnícek (3 episodes, 2013)
Patrik Dergel ...
 Pavel Janda (3 episodes, 2013)
Martin Huba ...
 Vilém Nový (3 episodes, 2013)
Igor Bares ...
 mjr. Docekal (3 episodes, 2013)
Adrian Jastraban ...
 Vladimír Charouz (3 episodes, 2013)
Jan Budar ...
 Radim Bures (3 episodes, 2013)
...
 mjr. Jires (3 episodes, 2013)
Denny Ratajský ...
 por. Bocek (3 episodes, 2013)
Jenovéfa Boková ...
 Vladka Charouzová (3 episodes, 2013)
David Novotný ...
 JUDr. Sýkora / ... (3 episodes, 2013)
Emma Smetana ...
 Hana Cízková (3 episodes, 2013)
Tatjana Medvecká ...
 MUDr. Ziková (3 episodes, 2013)
Ivana Uhlírová ...
 JUDr Reznícková / ... (3 episodes, 2013)
Stanislav Zindulka ...
 JUDr. Sládecek (3 episodes, 2013)
Michaela Procházková ...
 Zuzanka Buresová (3 episodes, 2013)
Tereza Korejsová ...
 Lucinka Buresová (3 episodes, 2013)
Alois Svehlík ...
 nácelník Horyna (3 episodes, 2013)
Miroslav Krobot ...
 Pruvodcí Jiricka / ... (3 episodes, 2013)
...
 JUDr. Knapp (3 episodes, 2013)
Tomás Dianiska
(3 episodes, 2013)
Jirí Bábek
(3 episodes, 2013)
Hana Marie Marousková
(3 episodes, 2013)
Lukás Cernoch
(3 episodes, 2013)
Pavel Cisovský
(3 episodes, 2013)
Sebastian Jacques
(3 episodes, 2013)
Zuzana Truplová
(3 episodes, 2013)
Marian Roden
(3 episodes, 2013)
Jana Pidrmanová
(3 episodes, 2013)
Lukás Príkazský
(3 episodes, 2013)
(3 episodes, 2013)
Martin Sitta
(3 episodes, 2013)
Lenka Loubalová
(3 episodes, 2013)
Václav Marhold
(3 episodes, 2013)
Ivan Rezác
(3 episodes, 2013)
(3 episodes, 2013)
Borík Procházka
(3 episodes, 2013)
Ivo Kubecka
(3 episodes, 2013)
Jaroslav Pulda
(3 episodes, 2013)
Josef Hervert
(3 episodes, 2013)
Claudia Vaseková
(3 episodes, 2013)
Anne-Francoise Josephová
(3 episodes, 2013)
Alena Dlouhá
(3 episodes, 2013)
Lambert Slezák
(3 episodes, 2013)
Jirí Kohout
(3 episodes, 2013)
Hynek Chmelar
(3 episodes, 2013)
Lubos Veselý
(3 episodes, 2013)
Slávek Bilský
(3 episodes, 2013)
Roman Slovák
(3 episodes, 2013)
Karel Gult
(3 episodes, 2013)
Ctirad Götz
(3 episodes, 2013)
Miroslav Sabadin
(3 episodes, 2013)
Nadezda Husáková
(3 episodes, 2013)
Ludek Nesleha
(3 episodes, 2013)
Marta Vítu
(3 episodes, 2013)
Pavla Gajdosíková
(3 episodes, 2013)
Petr Franek
(3 episodes, 2013)
Lukás Kristán
(3 episodes, 2013)
Karel Wiencek
(3 episodes, 2013)
Milan Encev
(3 episodes, 2013)
Rostislav Novák Jr.
(3 episodes, 2013)
Vladimír Kulhavý
(3 episodes, 2013)
Milena Sajdková
(3 episodes, 2013)
Milan Senki
(3 episodes, 2013)
Veronika Janku
(3 episodes, 2013)
Jirí Vobecký
(3 episodes, 2013)
Klára Hanusová
(3 episodes, 2013)
David Noll
(3 episodes, 2013)
Filip Benesovský
(3 episodes, 2013)
Petr Krejcí
(3 episodes, 2013)
Ivan Nemec
(3 episodes, 2013)
Jakub Zindulka
(3 episodes, 2013)
Diana Soltýsová
(3 episodes, 2013)
Pavlína Skruzná
(3 episodes, 2013)
Vít Levinský
(3 episodes, 2013)
Petr Vancura
(3 episodes, 2013)
Jirí Tichý
(3 episodes, 2013)
Hana Strnadová
(3 episodes, 2013)
Petr Sedlácek
(3 episodes, 2013)
Jacob Erftemeijer
(3 episodes, 2013)
Samuel Spisák
(3 episodes, 2013)
Jan Battek
(3 episodes, 2013)
Zdenek Faktor
(3 episodes, 2013)
Jan Ekl
(3 episodes, 2013)
Libor Kovár
(3 episodes, 2013)
Jaroslava Kopecká
(3 episodes, 2013)
Marie Nevrlá
(3 episodes, 2013)
Matej Sámal
(3 episodes, 2013)
Bohdan Tuma
(3 episodes, 2013)
Jaroslav Achab Haidler
(3 episodes, 2013)
Josef Platz
(3 episodes, 2013)
Petr Buchácek
(3 episodes, 2013)
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Based on real characters and events, this drama focuses on the personal sacrifice of a Prague history student, Jan Palach, who set himself on fire in protest against the Soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia in 1969. Dagmar Buresová, a young female lawyer, became part of his legacy by defending Jan's family in a trial against the communist government, a regime which tried to dishonor Palach's sacrifice, a heroic action for the freedom of Czechoslovakia. Written by HBO Europe

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27 January 2013 (Czech Republic)  »

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Burning Bush  »

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$1,049 (USA) (25 July 2014)

Gross:

$12,049 (USA) (25 July 2014)
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Karel Roden was considered for the part of Vladimír Charouz, eventually played by Adrian Jastraban. See more »

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Referenced in Vsechnopárty: Episode dated 29 November 2013 (2013) See more »

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Why Do You Leave Me
Music by Petr Novák
Lyrics by Jirí Smetana
Performed by Matej Nechvátal
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A powerful, angry political epic
10 November 2013 | by (Wallis and Futuna) – See all my reviews

Agnieszka Holland's new historical miniseries, about the 1969 public self-immolation of Prague student Jan Palach and the ensuing fallout, is possibly the biggest triumph of her career.

As with the recent trend of films like Carlos, certain miniseries are being given limited runs in theaters when they were helmed from beginning to end by a well-respected art-house circuit director.

At nearly four hours, Burning Bush is hardly a chore to watch, though. It's a breakneck historical epic, political thriller, and courtroom drama all rolled into one. The result is some sort of cinematic Czech national anthem, but also a reminder to anyone of the limitless potential one act of seemingly-futile protest can have against injustice.

The story is a dazzling juggling act of a large cast of vibrant and fascinating characters. From beginning to end it's consistently powerful without needing to resort to mustache-twirling villains or faultless heroes.


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