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The Butcher of Prague (2011)

Lidice (original title)
The burning of the village of Lidice by Nazi Germany is the only official genocide during the war. The film tells three interconnected stories that all have to do with burning down and the ... See full summary »

Director:

Petr Nikolaev

Writers:

Zdenek Mahler (novel), Zdenek Mahler (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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3 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Karel Roden ... Frantisek Síma
Zuzana Fialová ... Marie Vanková
Zuzana Bydzovská ... Anezka Símová
Roman Luknár ... Vlcek
Marek Adamczyk ... Václav Fiala
Jan Budar ... Safebreaker Petiska
Ondrej Novák ... Karel Síma
Adam Kubista Adam Kubista ... Eda Síma
Veronika Kubarová ... Anicka
Detlef Bothe ... Reinhard Heydrich
Joachim Paul Assböck ... Harald Wiesmann
Borík Procházka Borík Procházka ... Farár
Mariusz Osmelak Mariusz Osmelak ... Kowalski (as Mariusz Jerzy Osmelak)
Sabina Remundová ... Tonicka Farská
Anna Kratochvílová ... Ruzenka
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Storyline

The burning of the village of Lidice by Nazi Germany is the only official genocide during the war. The film tells three interconnected stories that all have to do with burning down and the destruction of Lidice in 1942. The first story is about an unfortunate family where the father accidentally kills his son during a heated discussion, and is sentenced to a prison sentence . The second story is a letter that is the cause of the massacre. The third story is about fear, personal responsibility, and whether survival is a victory when you have to surrender your dignity and honor for it. Written by SuperLuc

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Genres:

Drama | History | War

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Trivia

The assassination scene was shot 6 months after production ended, and was edited into the film in the last moment, only about a month before its premiere. See more »

Goofs

When the SS firing squads are executing the men, there is a very brief close up of a German soldier with his rifle raised and his finger on the trigger. However, the bolt of the rifle is completely open and a cartridge can be seen in the breech not completely seated in the chamber. A bolt action rifle will not fire in such a condition. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Hvezdná párty: Episode #1.2 (2016) See more »

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Worst movie about Lidice
15 March 2020 | by v-56289See all my reviews

The story of Lidice is a very tragic story.. But somehow the movie completely missed the point.. I couldn't get connected with the characters. Somehow it felt like the life during the second world war was just normal.. Lives went on, like no occupation happened.. It got little bit more serious towards the end, but by that I was already so disgusted by the movie, that I didn't really pay full attention... For me this movie was not good at all


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Language:

Czech | German

Release Date:

2 June 2011 (Czech Republic) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

CZK65,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,615,533
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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