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Ivan Passer (1933–2020)


Ivan Passer was one of the key authors of the "new wave" of Czech cinema, a group of young people who forged an energetic and transgressive film movement in the 1960s, breaking away from the precepts of hard socialist realism. Passer was not only the author of the scenarios of his own films, but he also worked on the scripts of the first four ... See full bio »

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(age 86) in Reno, Nevada, USA

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(1965)
(1964)
Haunted Summer Director
(1988)
(1976)

Filmography

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 2000 Picnic (TV Movie)
 1995 Kidnapped (TV Movie)
 1994 While Justice Sleeps (TV Movie) (uncredited)
 1992 Stalin (TV Movie)
 1991 Fourth Story (TV Movie)
 1985 Creator
 1983 Faerie Tale Theatre (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Nightingale (1983)
 1981 Cutter's Way
 1977 Silver Bears
 1971 Born to Win
 1964 A Boring Afternoon (Short)
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I. Passer
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[on violence in films] I refused to do violent films. I consider it is dangerous. I have seen real violence during WW2. The violence affects some people who are not able to realize the difference between reality and fantasy. So I take myself out of 80% of the American market. I got offers all the time and I rejected them. I was teaching at Sundance and Robert [actor and Sundance founder Robert ... See more »

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Studied at FAMU, the Prague film academy. See more »

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