Based on real characters and events, this drama focuses on the personal sacrifice of a Prague history student, Jan Palach, who set himself on fire in protest against the Soviet occupation ...
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Six months after Soviet block tanks crushed the Prague Spring (popular uprising against Stalinism), the occupation of Czechoslovakia seems without prospect. History student Jan Palach torches himself...
Eight months after Jan's death, the family and stubborn lawyer Dagmar still refuse to face reality. The Communist authorities have found ways to blackmail or eliminate anyone standing in the way of ...
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This fascinating historical drama looks at the life of "the Czech Schindler," Zdenek Toman, a controversial figure who was an unsavory politician and dubious entrepreneur, but also the savior of hundreds of European Jews.
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The last drop for Jan's resolution is the voluntary death of his father-in-law, whose strength and patience ran dry. Grandma made decisions about Grandpa's life, old age as well as the ... See full summary »
Based on real characters and events, this drama focuses on the personal sacrifice of a Prague history student, Jan Palach, who set himself on fire in protest against the Soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia in 1969. Dagmar Buresová, a young female lawyer, became part of his legacy by defending Jan's family in a trial against the communist government, a regime which tried to dishonor Palach's sacrifice, a heroic action for the freedom of Czechoslovakia.Written by
a special film. a real special film. for the artistic virtues. for the case of Jan Palach, who becomes more than a page of history behind the Iron Curtain. for atmosphere and for the mechanism of political system. and for the rhythm of a story of survive and conscience, courage and fears. it is easy to say than a film by Margarethe von Trotta is , always, a revelation as new perspective about old, known facts. but "Burning Bush" has the science to explain not a case but a reality, the same in the Communist camp, but, in same measure, profound Czechoslovakian . because its virtue is its honesty. to show the pain and fight and idealism of a period. the terror of authorities. the importance of society word. the vulnerability. and pure emotions. more than touching or impressive, it is an useful film. this fact defines it. and transforms it in proof of the basic virtues of humankind.
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