Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1920-10-17 · Deathday: 1994-04-13 (73 years old) · Place of Birth: Nová Včelnice, Československo
103 Movies · 6 TV shows
Also Known As: Rudolf Hrusínský ml. · Rudolf Hrusínský st. · Rudolf Hrusínský · Rudolf Hrusinsky
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Rudolf Hrušínský was an acclaimed Czech actor during his country's era of communism. He was born in Nová Včelnice to Hermina Červičková and Rudolf Hrušinský (original name Rudolf Böhm, also took the stage name Otomar Otovalský). He was born, literally, back stage during a showing of the play Taneček panny Marinky. Initially he travelled from place to place, wherever his father could find a gig, but eventually his family settled in Prague. He dropped out of law school to pursue acting. Initially he starred in minor plays, but managed to escalate to famous film roles, many of which won him fame abroad
Movies & TV shows
The Elementary School
The time is 1945-46. 10 year old Eda and his friend Tonda live in a small village outside Prague. In school, their class is so wild and indisciplined that their teacher quits and is replaced by the mi...
The Beggar's Opera
Unlike any other opera, the so-called Beggar's Opera is not just one composition, but a lineage of adapted compositions, beginning with the original hugely successful 1728 political satire written by ...
The End of Old Times
Czechoslovakia 1918. The newly formed National Assembly has made Stoklasa the administrator of the Kratochvile Castle. Although with no aristocratic background, he is a man of fortune and is trying to...
3 Movies · 1 TV show
A narration of episodes from the life of the famous Czech poet, Karel Hynek Mácha. Throughout the film, we witness a deep analysis of Mácha's complex character (his relation to another Czech writer of...
How Poets Are Enjoying Their Lives
Zatímco Kendy se jako pomocný režisér vrací do rodného města natáčet s televizním štábem třináctidílný seriál, Štěpán Šafránek, vybaven po promoci maminčinými radami, nastupuje na své první místo - na...
Leo Popper is a happy family man living in rural Bohemia in the years preceding the Nazi invasion. Out of economic necessity he moves with his family to the big city and becomes an enterprising vacuum...
Ghosts of the Dormers
A tale about a young girl whose grandfather has built a garden of horrors.
Dissolved and Effused
Pražský policejní inspektor Trachta a jeho nezkušený praktikant Hlaváček pátrají po záhadně zmizelém továrníkovi Bierhanzlovi. Jeho továrna se zabývala výrobou vyhlášené masti pro růst vlasů. Pan tová...
A young student of medicine arrives in a small mountain village after being accused of carrying out an illegal abortion. The moral decline of the society is reflected in the film, where stealing in se...
My Sweet Little Village
The movie's main storyline follows the life of Otík, a mentally retarded young man, in a tight-knit village community. The sweet-tempered Otík works as an assistant truck driver with Mr. Pávek, his ol...
2 Movies · 1 TV show
The Physician of a Dying Time
Series about the life of Renaissance anatomist, scholar and politic Johannes Jessenius. Already legendary series today, was produced by Czechoslovak Television Bratislava, directed by Slovak director...
The Snowdrop Festival
This movie is based on texts of Bohumil Hrabal, world-known Czech prosaic. It's a story (in a form of a mosaic of short episodes and pictures) about the sadness and happiness of inhabitants of Kersko ...
The Three Veterans
It is a story of three veterans released from the army. During one night spent camping in the country they one by one wake up and meet three elvish brothers. Each of the veterans is given a magic item...
3 TV shows
Cutting It Short
Francin, manager of a small-town brewery, has a charming wife whose abundant blonde locks are an adornment to the town. Maryska looks ethereal but loves meat and beer, while Francin is an ascetic. The...
Buldoci a třešně
The dreaded Italian mafioso, Marian Labuda, will also be convinced. Mafioso Carmello was guilty of the principles of his organization when he tried to fool the boss and earned a death sentence. The co...
A story about an everyday life of an inflectional department of Prague hospital.
The Mysterious Castle in the Carpathians
In 1897, in a castle near the town of Werewolfville, a slightly deranged Professor Orfanik experiments with his new inventions, which include, even at this early date, television and a film camera. Hi...
A remake of Vávra's 1948 atomic age thriller Krakatit.
A comedy about exchange of 12 apartments , which, its organizer, lawyer Radosta, rightly called Action Ball Lightning. To prepare, organize and execute the exchange of twelve apartments is a work wort...
Those Wonderful Movie Cranks
A magician who owns a circus caravan and his dying colleague whoentrustings his beautiful daughter Aloisie to his care are returning home to the Czech Republic. They all take up their lodgings at the ...
During the Second World War, a father and son traveled from the Czech Republic to the country. The boy became friends with the local fisherman and learned to catch golden eels. After his father and mo...
Adele Hasn't Had Her Dinner Yet
When famous detective Nick Carter visits Prague, he becomes involved in strange case of a missing dog and even stranger carnivorous plant. He becomes convinced that he is standing against his greatest...
Smoke on the Potato Fields
In this character study by Czech director Frantisek Vlacil, a stout middle-aged physician whose marriage has come apart establishes a practice in a small town. Gradually he's drawn into the lives of h...
1943 is the year that it is. The war in North Africa is raging between the Germans and the Allies. A truck with a Czech crew, Lieutenant Navara and six soldiers, escapes from the Foreign Legion fortre...
The man is named Mr. In the late 1930s, Kopfrkingl enjoyed his job at a crematorium. He likes to read the Tibetan book of the dead, and believes in cremation as a way to relieve earthly suffering.
Larks on a String
Set in the late 1940s, the film concerns the treatment of suspect "bourgeois elements", a professor, a saxophonist, and a milkman, who are put to work in a junkyard for rehabilitation.
3 Movies · 1 TV show
Honor and Glory
This historical film by Hynek Bočan touches upon the indecisiveness of the Czech nation, ready to bend the backbone in face of foreign rule. Situating the story at the close of the Thirty Year War ena...
Sňatky z rozumu
Sňatky z rozumu was a Czechoslovak television programme which was first broadcast in 1968. The programme was directed by František Filip.
Middle-aged Antonin and his friends, the major, now retired, and the canon, are in the river, swimming and philosophizing. Then it starts to rain. It just seems to be that sort of summer. Antonin runs...
Crime in the Night Club
A black comedy set in a Prague cabaret.
Jak se krade milión
As a citizen of a small town, the exemplary accountant Antonn Safrnek lives his orderly life. Eliska desperately tries to get by on her husband's low salary as he brings up their three children. She s...
Murder Czech Style
The protagonist (Rudolf Hrusinsky) is a dull, fat, shy government clerk indulging in voyuerism and ego fantasies. In love with another clerk (Kveta Fiolova), he is urged on in his pursuit by a commise...
The White Lady
This castle has its own ghost - a mysterious White lady. She emerges from the painting on the wall when someone speaks out magic formula. White lady is good ghost, she can make someone's wishes true. ...
Ninety Degrees in the Shade
A woman attempts to cover up the thefts committed by the manager at the shop she works at.
A Great Road Ahead
About the great Czech satirist Jaroslav Hašek, who was captured by the Russians during the First World War. Not wanting to fight for the interests of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy, Hašek enters the Re...
A group of outcasts, including a vagabond and a prostitute, gather at the outskirts of the industrial area of a large Czech city, one of the things that helps some of them survive is alcohol.
U nás v Mechově
When the Woman Butts In
Kam Cert Nemuze by director Zdenek Podskalsky is a routine farce that slowly builds up steam to some rib-tickling slapstick episodes. (Miroslav Hornicek) is a deluded young man who is convinced he is ...
In southern Moravia, in the native village of Velka Samota, a ministry official returns from Prague to lift the declining JZD he helped establish.
During the Nazi occupation of a Czech city civilians are being rounded up on the slightest of pretexts and shot. One day three high school boys who crack jokes about a recently deceased "hero of the R...
School for Fathers
A new teacher with high standards and a strong sense of duty replaces an easy grader. Once bad grades begin to pile up, a product of his predecessor's subservience to the system, the new teacher has ...
The Good Soldier Švejk
Good-natured and garrulous, Švejk becomes the Austrian army's most loyal Czech soldier when he is called up on the outbreak of World War I -- although his bumbling attempts to get to the front serve o...
The Circus Will Be
A few bus-loads of holidaymakers from the agricultural cooperative on a day trip arrive to see the show at the Slavia Circus. But, they have bad luck. It is Monday, the day on which the employees have...
Komedianti is a 1954 Czech film directed by Vladimír Vlcek. It was entered into the 1954 Cannes Film Festival.
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Director: Vaclav Gajer
The happenings in a shoe factory serve as a not very thinly veiled examination of the pros and cons of both socialism and democracy.
A daughter of a celebrity family experiences a holiday adventure with a mysterious young man. Though she is strongly attracted to him, she is also concerned about his sinister, panicky speech, his fie...
Master armourer Tomás has young wife Alena, of whom he is very jealous. One day the ruler of town sees Alena and decides to win her over for himself. To get a free hand for his love affairs, he sends ...
Journey Into the Depth of the Student's Soul
Small stories from a grammar school.Děj je poskládán z celé řady epizod, které během jednoho školního roku prožívají septimáni. Jejich pojítkem je příběh profesora přírodopisu Matulky, starého mládenc...
Venice Film Festival 1939