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1.

Baron Prášil

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"In 1961, Karel Zeman made the finest film adaptation of the outlandish tales of Baron Munchausen, made famous in the 1786 book by Gottfried August Bürger. The incredible adventures of the bragging Baron come to life in a film celebrating the courage and imagination of dreamers and poets. Zeman took inspiration from the engravings in the 1862 edition, the work of one of the greatest illustrators of the 19th century Gustave Doré. The director achieved a visually captivating style by color-tinting the original black and white footage. In the movie, Munchausen's humorous narrative contrasts with the romantic tale of a modern fantasist Tony, who becomes the good Baron's rival in love."--Container.
DVD
2013
Clemons (Stacks)
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A Pozdravuji Vlastovky: Give My Love to the Swallows

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Tells the true story of Maruska Kuderikova, a courageous, young Moravian girl who was part of the Czech Resistance during World War II. Maruska was arrested by the Nazis for her resistance work, an experience she chronicled in a makeshift diary.
DVD
2005; 1971
Clemons (Stacks)
3.

Kladivo Na Čarodějnice: Witches' Hammer

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Tells the true story of the last of the notorious witch hunts in Czechoslovakia in the 1600's. 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 merchants, whose goods and properties are then confiscated. After suffering an array of medieval tortures, most confess and are then burned alive as witches.
DVD
2004; 1969
Clemons (Stacks)
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Černý Peter: Black Peter

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A delightful coming-of-age comedy, Black Peter finds its humor in the keenly observed details of youthful romance, teenage dissatisfaction, and the small moments of life.
DVD
2004; 1964
Clemons (Stacks)
5.

Žert: The Joke

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Set in Stalinist Czechoslovakia during the 1950s, this tragicomedy revolves around the consequences of a single joke: a young man is expelled from university and the Communist party and sentenced to six years hard labor for an irreverent postcard he sends to a lady friend. This leaves him cynical, bitter, and out for revenge.
DVD
2001; 1968
Clemons (Stacks)
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Ostře Sledované Vlaky: Closely Watched Trains

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Comedy-drama about a young trainmaster employed in a tiny station during World War II. He becomes involved in a plot to blow up a German ammunition train, but when the plan backfires, he is forced to commit the ultimate act of courage.
DVD
2001
Clemons (Stacks)
7.

Faust

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An everyman lured off the streets of Prague finds himself becoming Faust and entering a world of mind-boggling magic and strange encounters. He summons up Mephisto, makes his awful pact and is plunged into a world of laughing devils, dreams and nightmares. Live action is merged with stop-motion and claymation animation.
VHS
1996; 1994
Ivy (By Request)
8.

Adelheid

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"In the aftermath of WWII, a Czech airman returns home from his tour of duty with the British RAF, intending to claim a German factory located in the Sudetenland along the Czech-German border. There he meets the beautiful Adelheid, the daughter of a war criminal who once lived in the estate but is now reduced to servitude. The Czech airman falls in love with Adelheid, but lingering resentment over the war and bitter political strife stand in the way of their happiness" -- Container.
BookDVD
2006; 1969
Clemons (Stacks)
9.

Toys in the Attic

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A visual feast combining multiple forms of animation into an enchanting and fantastic adventure for the entire family. When the lovely Buttercup is kidnapped and held prisoner by The Head, it is up to her friends--a teddy bear, a mechanical mouse and a marionette puppet--to cross the international boundary and attempt their daring rescue.
DVD
2012; 2009
Clemons (Stacks)
10.

Osudy Dobrého Vojáka Švejka

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Based on the novel by Czech humorist Jaroslav Hasek, The Good Soldier Schweik mixes slapstick and satire to stand alongside Catch 22 and M*A*S*H as a riotous commentary on the absurdity of war. Acclaimed Czech actor Rudolf Hrusinsky stars as the cheerful Schweik, a good-natured buffoon with a story for every occasion. After getting drafted into the Czech army during WWI, Schweik becomes an assistant to high-ranking military officials, and unwittingly wreaks havoc on the leaders of the 91st infantry.
DVD
2005; 1956
Clemons (Stacks)
11.

The Last Butterfly

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Wartime, 1944, and Europe is brutalized by the horror of Nazi aggression and inhumanity. In the tiny Czech village of Terezin, the Nazis plan a propaganda coup to reshape international opinion. In order to reassure a Red Cross delegation and to show the caring face of Nazism, Hitler has given the village to Jewish settlers as a place where they can live in freedom. To provide a convincing "show", the Nazis have plucked French mime, Antoine, from his waning career and ordered him to put on the greatest show of his life.
DVD
2005; 1991
Clemons (Stacks)
12.

The Valley of the Bees =: Udoli Vcel

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After being gravely injured by his father for upsetting his new stepmother, young Ondrej is consigned to a harsh religious order where he grows to manhood mentored by Armin, a devout monk. But when a grown Ondrej decides to flee the order and return home to marry his father's young widow, an unforgiving Armin refuses to accept Ondrej's decision.
DVD
2006; 1967
Clemons (Stacks)
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Želary

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During WWII, nurse Eliška is part of a secret resistance movement with her lover, surgeon Richard. When he is discovered, she is forced to leave the hospital in order to hide from the Nazis as well. A sympathetic colleague sends her off with a patient whose life she saved, to the remote Moravian mountain village of Želary, where time has stopped, as he has agreed to hide her as his wife. They live in a modest cabin for two years, waiting for the Nazi occupation to end and begin to form a bond despite their differences.
DVD
2005
Clemons (Stacks)
14.

Černý Peter: Black Peter

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This first feature film by Milos Forman presents Peter, a teenage malcontent, who lands a job in a grocery store, which pleases his pompous father. When, Peter finds the work distasteful and depressing, he seeks relief through a clumsy romance with a young girl. A delightful coming-of-age film that finds its humor in the keenly observed details of youthful romance, teenage dissatisfaction, and the small moments of life.
DVD
2004; 1963
Clemons (Stacks)
15.

Limonádový Joe Aneb Koňská Opera: Lemonade Joe Ala Horse Opera

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In this musical homage and spoof of singing cowboy films, a beautiful temperance crusader in the fictional frontier settlement of Stetson City is threatened by hard-drinking villains of the Trigger Whiskey Saloon. Riding to her rescue is clean-living Lemonade Joe, dressed in white and--as his moniker indicates--doesn't touch the "fire-water."
BookDVD
2006; 1964
Clemons (Stacks)
16.

Ovoce Stromů Rajských Jíme =: Fruit of Paradise

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"In this modern, highly stylized adaptation of the Adam and Eve story, a couple vacationing at a spa is offered the forbidden fruit of Eden. The husband, Robert, refuses to eat the apple, but wife Eva bites into the luscious fruit."--Container.
DVD
2005; 1970
Clemons (Stacks)
17.

Ekstase

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"Eva has just gotten married to an older gentleman, but discovers that he is obsessed with order in his life and doesn't have much room for passion. She becomes despondent and leaves him, returning to her father's house. One day while bathing in the lake she meets a young man and they fall in love. The husband has become grief stricken at the loss of his young bride, and fate brings him together with the young lover that has taken Eva from him." Ed Sutton, www.imdb.com.
DVD
2002; 1932
Clemons (Stacks)
18.

Horem Pádem: Up and Down

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The discovery of an abandoned child by two smugglers kicks into a gear a series of tragi-comic events.
DVD
2005; 2004
Clemons (Stacks)
19.

The Good Soldier Schweik 2: Beg to Report, Sir

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Continues the exploits of Schweik, a good-natured buffoon in the Czech Army during WWI, whose mishaps bring disaster to rigid military situations. Though determined to do his duty, the messes he creates expose the weaknesses of the military as an institution and bring into sharp relief the absurdity of war.
DVD
2005; 1957
Clemons (Stacks)
20.

Old Believers

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Chronicles the descendants of immigrants and exiles in these remote lands. The results are three poetic, intimate documentaries that capture the unique lives and customs of people unknown to most of the world.
DVD
2005
Clemons (Stacks)