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The last six months of the life of Jan Palach, who self-immolated to protest against the invasion of Czechoslovakia to crush of Prague Spring.

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Robert Sedlácek

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Eva Kanturková
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Cast

Credited cast:
Maëlane Auffray Maëlane Auffray
Michael Balcar ... Jirí Palach
Denisa Baresová
Jessica Bechynová Jessica Bechynová
Dominick Benedikt Dominick Benedikt
Lukás Bertram Lukás Bertram
Filip Biro Filip Biro ... (as Filip Biró)
Evzen Bockor Evzen Bockor
Jirí Brnula Jirí Brnula
Klaudia Bukovenská Klaudia Bukovenská
Jakub Burýsek Jakub Burýsek
Zuzana Bydzovská
Josef Bánovec Josef Bánovec
Gabriel Cohen Gabriel Cohen
Mikulás Danda Mikulás Danda
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The last six months of the life of Jan Palach, who self-immolated to protest against the invasion of Czechoslovakia to crush of Prague Spring.

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30 August 2018 (Czech Republic) See more »

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A fine movie
5 February 2019 | by skinaxSee all my reviews

I'm an Indian residing in Prague for 6 years. I was aware of Jan Palach in the very first week of landing in Prague. I took a walking tour of Prague old town square where the tour guide mentioned his story. Then again I was aware of Jan Palach day which happens in January. This is my first Czech movie since they screened with English subtitles. I'm A1 level in Czech language so still not very comfortable otherwise to watch without the help of subtitles. Hence avoided all these years. I must say I thoroughly enjoyed the movie. Even though the overall story was known I was keen to understand what drove him, the context, the background and also his personality. I think the director has done a fantastic job to narrate the story whilst keeping the movie at a good pace, with nice subtle humour, beautiful photography especially the period costumes and cityscape. The lead actor has played the role very well. I'd highly recommend this movie to anyone who would ofcourse want to know of Jan Palach final days and more importantly the Czechoslovakia student movement during the Soviet occupation.


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