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Higher Principle (1960)

Vyssí princip (original title)
The story of High school in Czechoslovakia during occupation by Nazi Germany, where three students are arrested by Gestapo.

Director:

Jirí Krejcík

Writers:

Jan Drda (screenplay), Jan Drda (story) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Frantisek Smolík ... Profesor Malek
Jana Brejchová ... Jana Skálová
Ivan Mistrík ... Vlastik Rysánek
Alexander Postler ... Karel Moucka
Jan Smíd Jan Smíd ... Frantik Havelka
Petr Kostka ... Honza Horák
Bohus Záhorský ... Redítel
Radovan Lukavský ... profesor Vondrácek
Gustav Hilmar Gustav Hilmar ... cestinár Vandas
Václav Lohniský ... Professor Richter
Marie Vásová ... Rysánková
Otomar Krejca ... advokát Dr. Skála
Hannjo Hasse ... vrchní komisar Worlitzek
Frantisek Palka Frantisek Palka ... gestapák Wolf
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Stefan Bulejko Stefan Bulejko ... Dustojník
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The story of High school in Czechoslovakia during occupation by Nazi Germany, where three students are arrested by Gestapo.

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better than average propaganda
4 July 2010 | by didiermustntdieSee all my reviews

a good movie though involving a great amount of communist propaganda.

according to some sources the total casualty of Czechoslovakian civilian in WWII is about 40000. that means even they were all killed by gestapo....it was 22 per day in whole Czechoslovakia.. but in this movie, there are 20 killed every day in just one city.. impossible.right? also,arguably, gestapo killed more people near the end of the war not in the beginning...

personally, i think there were less than 10000 killed by gestapo.. and most of the victims were members of different resistance groups.

BTW that Germany actor was typecast as Nazis, traitors, and various villains in eastern European cinema .. what a tragedy for him..but why he looked so cunning and cruel??


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Country:

Czechoslovakia

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Release Date:

23 November 1960 (Czechoslovakia) See more »

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