The Czechoslovak New Wave by Peter Hames

by schneider1765 | created - 23 Aug 2017 | updated - 23 Aug 2017 | Public

A chronological list of every Czechoslovak or Czechoslovak related film from the book The Czechoslovak New Wave by Peter Hames. Based on the index from the book.

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1. The Moravian Land (1977)

105 min | Drama

The year is 1957. Almost all of the farmers in the Moravian village of Kunovice have joined the Unified Farmers' Cooperative. Joza Jagos (Radoslav Brzobohatý), the best farmer in the ... See full summary »

Director: Antonín Kachlík | Stars: Radoslav Brzobohatý, Jaroslava Vyslouzilová, Oldrich Vykypel, Karel Kabícek

Votes: 6

2. Obzalovaný (1964)

90 min | Drama

Managers at the construction of a big hydro plant are accused of having embezzled money. They have paid the workers generously in return for some of the money.

Directors: Ján Kadár, Elmar Klos | Stars: Vlado Müller, Jaroslav Blazek, Miroslav Machácek, Milan Jedlicka

Votes: 73

3. Adelheid (1970)

99 min | Drama

In the aftermath of World War II, a former Czech soldier takes charge of a manor formerly owned by a German family. He falls in love with the daughter, who is now a maid, and is forced to ... See full summary »

Director: Frantisek Vlácil | Stars: Petr Cepek, Emma Cerná, Jan Vostrcil, Jana Krupicková

Votes: 627

4. Adrift (1971)

R | 108 min | Drama

A fisherman saves Anada, a woman adrift, from drowning. He takes her to his home, and protects her. Eventually, she occupies a larger place than was to be expected. He commits adultery with... See full summary »

Directors: Ján Kadár, Elmar Klos | Stars: Rade Markovic, Milena Dravic, Paula Pritchett, Jozef Kroner

Votes: 138

5. Ezop (1970)

98 min | Drama

This film brings us back to show us the life of the famous ancient sage Aesop, who helped people with his wisdom in their struggle for freedom and happiness.

Director: Rangel Vulchanov | Stars: Georgi Kaloyanchev, Dorotea Toncheva, Stoyanka Mutafova, Djoko Rosic

Votes: 30

6. Bezucelná procházka (1930)

9 min | Documentary, Short

A young man sets out for an aimless stroll by tram from the center to the outskirts of Prague.

Director: Alexander Hammid

Votes: 148

7. Accumulator 1 (1994)

102 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

In this movie, TV sets are full of life. If a person is in TV (e.g. because it was filmed on the street) it has a double that's right in the TV set. This double needs energy from the true ... See full summary »

Director: Jan Sverák | Stars: Petr Forman, Edita Brychta, Zdenek Sverák, Bolek Polívka

Votes: 1,303

8. Alice (1988)

Not Rated | 86 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

A surrealistic revision of Alice in Wonderland.

Director: Jan Svankmajer | Stars: Kristýna Kohoutová, Camilla Power

Votes: 10,517

9. All My Compatriots (1969)

120 min | Comedy, Drama

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.

Director: Vojtech Jasný | Stars: Vlastimil Brodský, Radoslav Brzobohatý, Vladimír Mensík, Waldemar Matuska

Votes: 670

12. Amerika (1994)

90 min | Drama, Mystery

Vladimír Michálek chose an unconventional adaptation of Franz Kafka's novel for his feature debut. Artistically reminiscent of the classic films of Karel Zeman, the director reinterpreted ... See full summary »

Director: Vladimír Michálek | Stars: Olga Charvatova, Martin Dejdar, Radim Hladík Sr., Oldrich Kaiser

Votes: 200

13. And Give My Love to the Swallows (1972)

90 min | Biography, Drama, War

Towards the end of 1942 a young prisoner Maruska (Magda Vásáryová) awaits in her cell in prison in Breslau (after war Polish Wroclaw) her execution. After death sentence it was ninety nine ... See full summary »

Director: Jaromil Jires | Stars: Magda Vásáryová, Viera Strnisková, Július Vasek, Václav Helsus

Votes: 130

14. Angel of Mercy (1993)

95 min | Romance, War, Drama

The story about events during the First World War. The wife of an officer of the Austrian army decides to surprise her husband and to visit him in his unit at Christmas time. She is ... See full summary »

Director: Miloslav Luther | Stars: Ingrid Timková, Juraj Simko, Josef Vajnar, Peter Simun

Votes: 43

16. The Apple Game (1977)

100 min | Comedy, Drama

A young gynecologist can't figure out whether to get serious with a young nurse or to stay casual with his married lover. Things get complicated when both women don't want to play his game anymore.

Director: Vera Chytilová | Stars: Dagmar Bláhová, Jirí Menzel, Jirí Kodet, Evelyna Steimarová

Votes: 218

17. The Assistant (1997)

116 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

It's the turn of the century and jobs are hard to find. A young man assigns himself the job of a store clerk, without pay... only a place to sleep and eat... after he was manipulated by a ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Petrie | Stars: Gil Bellows, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Joan Plowright, Jaimz Woolvett

Votes: 138

18. Pearls of the Deep (1965)

105 min | Comedy

Set against the backdrop of a repressed Czechoslovakia, five non-related vignettes are presented, each showcasing the need and want for human connection. In "Mr. Baltazar's Death", a middle... See full summary »

Directors: Vera Chytilová, Jaromil Jires, Jirí Menzel, Jan Nemec, Evald Schorm | Stars: Pavla Marsálková, Ferdinand Kruta, Alois Vachek, Emil Iserle

Votes: 530

19. Autumn Spring (2001)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

68 Metascore

Terminal prankster Frantisek Hána refuses to grow up and take certain responsibilities, despite his wife Emilie's constant badgering to do so. Even faced with his own looming death and an ... See full summary »

Director: Vladimír Michálek | Stars: Vlastimil Brodský, Stella Zázvorková, Stanislav Zindulka, Ondrej Vetchý

Votes: 1,673 | Gross: $0.07M

20. A Bag of Fleas (1962)

43 min | Short, Drama

Eva is a new member of a girl's boarding school and textile factory. She looks up to the free-spirited Jana who struggles against conformity and discipline. Jana's conflicts with the staff and other girls have consequences for all.

Director: Vera Chytilová

Votes: 119

21. Ball Lightning (1979)

82 min | Comedy

In the flat of the retired opera singer Bílek there is a meeting of people wishing to exchange their flats. The "duodeca-exchange" is organized by a lawyer Radosta (Rudolf Hrusínský), who ... See full summary »

Directors: Zdenek Podskalský, Ladislav Smoljak | Stars: Rudolf Hrusínský, Karel Kalas, Josef Abrhám, Daniela Kolárová

Votes: 610

23. Battle for Life (2000)

88 min | Documentary

A feature-length documentary based on the mutual experiences of a trio of directors - Miroslav Janek, Roman Vávra, and Vít Janecek - which portrays life in the border village of Bystré ... See full summary »

Directors: Vit Janecek, Miroslav Janek, Roman Vávra

Votes: 15

24. Beauty and the Beast (1978)

91 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

In this gothic rendition of the classic fairy tale, a merchant's youngest daughter is held prisoner by a mysterious winged beast.

Director: Juraj Herz | Stars: Zdena Studenková, Vlastimil Harapes, Václav Voska, Jana Brejchová

Votes: 916

26. The Beggar's Opera (1991)

94 min | Comedy, Drama

Screen version of the play written in 1728 of the same name, portrays the underworld of Mafia-like gangsters and the rivalry and animosity between the various different gangs.

Director: Jirí Menzel | Stars: Josef Abrhám, Marián Labuda, Nina Divísková, Libuse Safránková

Votes: 121

27. The Best Age (1969)

80 min | Comedy, Drama

Three people acting as models for sculpture students in a university atelier.

Director: Jaroslav Papousek | Stars: Hana Brejchová, Jan Stöckl, Josef Sebánek, Vladimír Smeral

Votes: 97

29. Hogo fogo Homolka (1971)

78 min | Comedy

The Homolka family celebrates a great occasion: they were finally able to buy a car. They immediately begin to drive for small trips to Hradcany, to the airport, and plan further trips. ... See full summary »

Director: Jaroslav Papousek | Stars: Marie Motlová, Josef Sebánek, Helena Ruzicková, Frantisek Husák

Votes: 290

30. Birds, Orphans and Fools (1969)

78 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

Three adolescent war orphans seclude themselves in an anarchic and playful existence of denial and juvenile joy.

Director: Juraj Jakubisko | Stars: Philippe Avron, Jirí Sýkora, Magda Vásáryová, Francoise Goldité

Votes: 660

31. Cernobílá Sylva (1961)

27 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

The heroine of a motion picture falls from the screen and into the real world.

Directors: Pavel Jurácek, Jan Schmidt | Stars: Zuzana Stivínová, Václav Sloup, Felix Le Breux, Lubomír Lipský

Votes: 24

32. Black Peter (1964)

85 min | Comedy, Drama

Reality movie of a few days in the life of a Czech teenager when he starts work.

Director: Milos Forman | Stars: Ladislav Jakim, Pavla Martinkova, Jan Vostrcil, Bozena Matuskova

Votes: 2,091

34. A Boring Afternoon (1964)

14 min | Short

An elderly man sits in a pub on a summer Sunday afternoon. At another table, four middle-aged ladies play cards and sing to themselves in a low voice. The publican is scandalized by a young... See full summary »

Director: Ivan Passer | Stars: Kamila Turková, Leopold Smolik, Josef Vanista, Jan Tozicka

Votes: 119

35. Luk královny Dorotky (1971)

76 min | Drama, History

Three short stories. The main characters of the story all gather for a grotesque gloomy funeral. Then their gloom turns into joy again, and the merry party disappears behind a hill.

Director: Jan Schmidt | Stars: Jana Brejchová, Andrea Cunderlíková, Ladislav Chudík, Vladimír Mensík

Votes: 9

37. Buttoners (1997)

102 min | Comedy

Twist of fate and the twists of mind of the characters (mostly couples) combine in just the right twinkled absurd way in the interweaving episodes of this comedy. Each of the characters ... See full summary »

Director: Petr Zelenka | Stars: Pavel Zajicek, Jan Haubert, Seisuke Tsukahara, Motohiro Hosoya

Votes: 1,579

39. Capricious Summer (1968)

Unrated | 74 min | Comedy

Middle-aged Antonin and his friends, the major, now retired, and the canon, are in the river, swimming and philosophizing. Then it starts to rain. It just seems to be that sort of summer. ... See full summary »

Director: Jirí Menzel | Stars: Rudolf Hrusínský, Vlastimil Brodský, Frantisek Rehák, Míla Myslíková

Votes: 1,132

40. Case for a Rookie Hangman (1970)

102 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

Lemuel Gulliver (Lubomír Kostelka) has had a car accident and continues his journey across the unknown countryside on foot. On the road he finds a dead rabbit dressed like a man and takes a... See full summary »

Director: Pavel Jurácek | Stars: Lubomír Kostelka, Klára Jerneková, Milena Zahrynowska, Radovan Lukavský

Votes: 405

41. When the Cat Comes (1963)

91 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Some people with a strange cat arrive in a small village. The cat wears glasses, and when someone takes them off, she can colour people, according to their nature and mood. The grown-ups of... See full summary »

Director: Vojtech Jasný | Stars: Jan Werich, Emília Vásáryová, Vlastimil Brodský, Jirí Sovák

Votes: 748

43. Strop (1962)

42 min | Short, Drama

The young Marta has made a break in her medical education to fully invest in her career as a model. We follow her for a day in her life, almost completely without hearing her voice. It is ... See full summary »

Director: Vera Chytilová | Stars: Marta Kanovská, Julián Chytil, Josef Abrhám, Dagmar Cejnkova

Votes: 96

45. Closely Watched Trains (1966)

Not Rated | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

An apprentice train dispatcher at a village station seeks his first sexual encounter and becomes despondent when he is unable to perform.

Director: Jirí Menzel | Stars: Václav Neckár, Josef Somr, Jitka Scoffin, Vladimír Valenta

Votes: 10,292 | Gross: $3.27M

46. Carriage to Vienna (1966)

78 min | Drama, War

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.

Director: Karel Kachyna | Stars: Iva Janzurová, Jaromír Hanzlík, Ludek Munzar, Vladimír Ptácek

Votes: 585