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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 »

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Petr Nikolaev

Writers:

Zdenek Mahler (novel), Zdenek Mahler (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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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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Language:

Czech | German

Release Date:

2 June 2011 (Czech Republic) See more »

Also Known As:

The Butcher of Prague See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

CZK 65,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

CZK 5,269,276 (Czech Republic), 5 June 2011, Limited Release
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Production Co:

Movie,Bioscop,Ceská Televize See more »
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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 soldier from the gas truck shoots himself in the head with a Luger, the pistol's action does not cycle, and no spent cartridge is ejected. See more »

Connections

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

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I'll Be Depressed For A Month
16 March 2012 | by suzishuz75See all my reviews

No wonder no one has reviewed this yet; Neither am I. Almost sorry I watched it.

Last few months I've been watching History Chanell; mostly WW2 Documentaries. Familiar with: Battles, Weapons used, Generals on Both sides, etc. etc. Also I've known about this Event since I was very young.

But this- film, excellently photographed, and Dramatized, showed details that are mostly absent in Documentaries.

Anyone 'can Google' Lidice and come up with a TON of stories, videos, etc. But this Dramatazation of the Event, and what came Before it, was too personal for me.

I feel Sick.

If you are interested in History, you may want to watch it.

Grateful it was NOT as Graphic as some Holocost Accounts; stopped watching Movies about: Holocost, Native American Genocide, Viet Nam War, American Slavery, etc.

Now I'm going to get numb.


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