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Otakar Vávra

Otakar Vávra

Known For: Directing · Birthday: 1911-02-28 · Deathday: 2011-09-15 (100 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Hradec Králové, Austria-Hungary [now Czech Republic]

56 Movies · 1 TV show

Biography

Otakar Vávra (28 February 1911 – 15 September 2011) was a Czech film director, screenwriter and pedagogue. He was born in Hradec Králové, Austria-Hungary, now part of the Czech Republic.

Movies & TV shows

2018.

1 Movie
CzechMate: In Search of Jiří Menzel

CzechMate: In Search of Jiří Menzel

2018
An epic exploration of the Czechoslovak New Wave cinema of the 1960s and 70s, structured around a series of conversations with one of its most acclaimed exponents - Closely Observed Trains director Ji...

2009.

1 TV show
TV
Golden Sixties

Golden Sixties

2009
Television series Golden Sixties examines new insights into Czech and Slovak cinema of the 1960s and the role of the Czechoslovak New Wave. Each episode focuses on a different filmmaker.

2005.

1 Movie
Searching for Ester

Searching for Ester

2005
Ester Krumbachová - a costume designer, screenwriter, director; one of the boldest personalities of the Czech New Wave. She worked in theatre, she was a writer and an illustrator. She co-created films...

1986.

1 Movie

1985.

1 Movie
Oldrich and Bozena

Oldrich and Bozena

1985
"At the turn of the 10th and 11th centuries Boleslav's kingdom fell apart in the fratricidal war between the Přemyslovci and the other clans the main profiteer of this being the German emperor. At tha...

1981.

1 Movie
Dark Sun

Dark Sun

1981
A remake of Vávra's 1948 atomic age thriller Krakatit.

1977.

1 Movie
A Story of Love and Honor

A Story of Love and Honor

1977
A story of love and honor that takes place during the mid-nineteenth century during revolutions, as well as economic, political, and social hypocrisy. Two extraordinary but lonely artists share a pas...

1975.

1 Movie
The Liberation of Prague

The Liberation of Prague

1975
On 20th of April 1945 the Soviet army launches its attack on Berlin. The end has come for Nazi Germany and Hitler decides to commit suicide. In Prague K.H. Frank (Nazi Secretary of State and Chief of ...

1974.

1 Movie

1973.

1 Movie
Days of Betrayal

Days of Betrayal

1973
Czechoslovakia's submission for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1973

1970.

1 Movie
Witchhammer

Witchhammer

1970
A ruthless inquisitor spins the superstitions of local peasants into religious heresy, finding cause to accuse dozens of innocent men and women of witchcraft. The inquisitor targets nobles and merchan...

1967.

1 Movie
Romance for Bugle

Romance for Bugle

1967
There was no overview that was found.

1965.

1 Movie

1963.

1 Movie

1961.

2 Movies
August Sunday

August Sunday

1961
This lyrical comedy story takes place in two hot days in the small South Bohemian village. On the shore of a small pond, summer guests and local youth meet. As is typical of the works of Hrubín, it is...
The Night Guest

The Night Guest

1961
When a man stops at a motel one evening in 1961, his tormenting behavior drives one of the people present at the motel to remember his experiences in a concentration camp during WWII.

1959.

1 Movie

1957.

1 Movie
Against All

Against All

1957
After the battle of Sudoměř the Hussite teaching spreads through the whole country and people start leaving their homes to help build the fortification of Tábor. Prague citizens request help against t...

1956.

1 Movie
Jan Žižka

Jan Žižka

1956
The second part of the revolutionary Hussite trilogy takes place in the years 1419-1420.

1955.

1 Movie
Jan Hus

Jan Hus

1955
Jan Hus is a Czechoslovak film. The first part of the "Hussite Revolutionary Trilogy" was completed with Jan ika and Proti vem.

1954.

1 Movie
Shoesmachine

Shoesmachine

1954
The happenings in a shoe factory serve as a not very thinly veiled examination of the pros and cons of both socialism and democracy.

1949.

2 Movies
Revoluční rok 1848

Revoluční rok 1848

1949
Year of the Revolution 1848
Silent Barricade

Silent Barricade

1949
A fiction piece centered around the Czech resistance to the Nazis.

1948.

1 Movie
Krakatit

Krakatit

1948
Based on the novel by Karel Capek, the prominent Czech writer of the early 20th century who coined the word robot for his play R.U.R., the story revolves around a discovery of Krakatit - a powerful ex...

1947.

1 Movie
Presentiment

Presentiment

1947
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...

1946.

1 Movie
The Adventurous Bachelor

The Adventurous Bachelor

1946
Shown in Cannes 1946.

1945.

2 Movies
Rozina the Love Child

Rozina the Love Child

1945
Prague, the beginning of the 17th century. Rozina falls in love with Italian glass worker Nikolo, but after returning home, she gets a message that will never come to Prague. She falls for the promi...

1943.

1 Movie
Happy Journey

Happy Journey

1943
Filmed during the Nazi occupation, this panoramic drama set in a Prague department store follows the divergent destinies of four female coworkers, each of whom seeks happiness in a different way.

1942.

2 Movies

1941.

1 Movie

1940.

4 Movies
May Fairy Tale

May Fairy Tale

1940
Ríša, a student of law, neglects his studies in favour of parties and pranks. His angry father refuses to continue helping him out of his debts. Ríša, however, is not entirely beyond hope. He decides ...
The Girl in Blue

The Girl in Blue

1940
A painting of a girl from another time comes to life for it's buyer in this costume comedy.

1939.

2 Movies
The Magic House

The Magic House

1939
When Vilem appears in the road with an unconscious young woman, it disturbs the peaceful life of three generations of the Balvínova family.
Humoreska

Humoreska

1939
Venice Film Festival 1939

1938.

2 Movies
The Merry Wives

The Merry Wives

1938
A morally questionable lord comes to the aid of a working class man who is to be executed for speaking out about thieving rich scoundrels sticking it to the poor.

1937.

5 Movies
Virginity

Virginity

1937
The doomed love of a city girl caught in the vise of poverty is detailed in Vavra’s fluid, romantic work, one of the most elegant creations of the Czech Modernist era... The film lingers over its char...
History of Philosophy

History of Philosophy

1937
A student rebellion precedes revolutionary events in Prague.
Morality Above All Else

Morality Above All Else

1937
Professor Karas is widely known as enthusiastic propagator of the motto "Morality Above All Else". He guides his students as well as his own family to live a morally decent life. One day he has an une...
Camel Through The Eye Of A Needle

Camel Through The Eye Of A Needle

1937
Slightly ironic comedy of wretches, who come to understand the rich and are able to accept charity, and also about how love and work prevail over the factory owner's son.

1936.

4 Movies
A Little Street in Paradise

A Little Street in Paradise

1936
A poor dog catcher in Prague takes up an orphan's boy who finds his favorite bull with him, with himself, until both find a better home, finally, with a rich family. - In antiquated style with put on ...

1935.

5 Movies
Listopad

Listopad

1935
A man and a woman meet on the streetcar. Six years ago, they were close . . .

1934.

1 Movie
We Live in Prague

We Live in Prague

1934
A 13-minute documentary film depicting life in Prague.

1933.

1 Movie

1931.

1 Movie
The Light Penetrates the Dark

The Light Penetrates the Dark

1931
The first public sculpture was created by Zdenek Penek. The film focuses on a sculpture by Zdenek Penek. The beams of light came from the transformer station before it was destroyed in 1939. These sho...
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