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Menzel, Jiří

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Most widely held works by Jiří Menzel
Ostře sledované vlaky = Closely watched trains by Jiří Menzel( Visual )

76 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comedy-drama about a young trainmaster's struggle with him imminent manhood during WW II. His psychiatrist tells him to find an experienced woman to teach him the art of love
Obsluhoval jsem anglického krále = I served the king of England by Jiří Menzel( Visual )

41 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ambitious Czech dreams of becoming a millionaire and his marriage to a Hitler-loving fräulein provides him with a golden opportunity
Closely watched trains by Bohumil Hrabal( Book )

20 editions published between 1966 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Milos Hrma, a bumbling dispatcher's apprentice at a village railway station in occupied Czechoslovakia, longs to liberate himself from his virginity. Oblivious to the war and the resistance that surrounds him, he embarks on a journey of sexual awakening and self-discovery, encountering a universe of frustration, eroticism, and adventure within his sleepy backwater depot. Milos 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
Rozmarné léto = Capricious summer by Jiří Menzel( Visual )

30 editions published between 1968 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Žert: A man is expelled form the Communist Party due to a joke. After he is released from working the mines and prison, he plots revenge against the person who betrayed him
Perličky na dně = Pearls of the deep by Bohumil Hrabal( Visual )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in Czech and Swedish and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romance: Focuses on a flirtation between a handsome young Czechoslovakian plumber and a Gypsy teenager
Skřivánci na niti = Larks on a string by Jiří Menzel( Visual )

32 editions published between 1969 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mitte der 50er Jahre. Der Schrottplatz eines Hüttenkombinats bei Kladno dient als Umerziehungslager für "bourgeoise Elemente" und Feinde des Systems. Die einstigen Werte - vom Christus am Kreuz bis zur Schreibmaschine - werden zu Maschinen für den sozialistischen Aufbau umgeschmolzen. [...] Ein zwischen poetischer Gestaltung, überzeugender humaner Parteinahme und folkloristischen Momenten angelegtes filmisches Meisterwerk, das mit subtil-subversivem Humor die Fassaden von Politik und Ideologie durchlöchert. Virtuos verbinden sich bissige politische Kommentare mit warmherziger Sympathie für die Menschen." [film-dienst.de]
Návrat ztraceného syna = Return of the prodigal son( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in Czech and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A psychological drama about a family man, who is an engineer unable to adjust to the world around him after his suicide attempt
Pearls of the Czech new wave( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and Czech and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With a wicked sense of humor and a healthy streak of surrealism, a group of Czech directors began to speak out about Communism's hypocrisy and absurdity. These six titles are express their thoughts from a remarkable time and place
Vesničko má středisková / My sweet little village / Circle Films ; [presented by] Ben Barenholtz ; Československý Filmexport ; directed by Jiří Menzel ; written by Zdeněk Svěrák ; script editor, Václav Sašek( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in Czech and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dumptruck driver who's fed up with his simpleton partner, the wise town doctor who regularly wrecks his car, and an adulterous wife with a violently jealous husband are some of the characters in this comedy of rural Czech village life. Celebrates village life with gentle observations of commonplace events
The cremator by Juraj Herz( Visual )

5 editions published between 1968 and 2017 in Czech and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Karl Kopfrkingl is a crematorium operator at the beginning of the Second World War who simply adores his work--and his increasingly deranged tendencies are a perfect, if perfectly horrible, fit with those of the Third Reich
Világszám! : Dodö es Naftalin = Colossal sensation( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in Hungarian and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A deft blend of comedy and pathos, Colossal Sensation balances the tumultuous lives of twin circus clowns against watershed moments in 20th century Hungarian history
Vesničko má středisková by Jiří Menzel( Visual )

27 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dump truck driver who's fed up with his simpleton partner, the wise town doctor who regularly wrecks his car, and an adulterous wife with a violently jealous husband are some of the characters in this comedy of rural Czech village life
Ostře sledované vlaky = Closely observed trains by Jiří Menzel( Visual )

20 editions published between 1966 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sexual problems of an apprentice guard at a sleepy rural railway station during World War II are balanced by the exploits of the station guard resolved to do as little work as possible. The authority figure, the station master, is eccentrically ineffectual. Although the Resistance ultimately beckons, this tragic-comic tale with its distinctively wry humour, adapted by the author from his stream-of-consciousness novel, was the culmination of an anti-heroic trend in the 'New Czech cinema' of the sixties. Menzel's film has a clear political sub-text - the placing of the private concerns of the hero ahead of ideology or politics (a colleague has spoken of Menzel's identification with his hero) was itself a political gesture winning the film an Oscar and prohibition after the Soviet invasion in 1968
Ten minutes older by Bei tuo lu qi( Visual )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(Vers Nancy) A young woman tourist and a thoughtful older man discuss 'outsider' status, while travelling by train across France
Sechse kommen durch die Welt( Visual )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in German and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A king discharges his soldiers with a mere pittance and when one soldier protests he winds up in a dungeon. But there he meets Strongman who breaks down the prison gate. As they escape they are joined by 4 companions with marvelous talents: the best sprinter, the musician whose fiddle can make anybody dance, the hunter with an eagle's eye and Crooked Cap, the girl who can make frost. Together, they eventually gain the state's treasures and go off to divide it among the people
Postřižiny = Cutting it short by Jiří Menzel( Visual )

17 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in Czech and French and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on events in Bohumil Hrabal's childhood, the story of a brewery director and his family and their life in the brewery
Signale aus dem Herzen Europas : Ausgewählte Beiträge zur Gesellschafts- und Wirtschaftspolitik nach der Wende in der Tschechoslowakei by Václav Klaus( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in German and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ostre sledované vlaky = s trains étroitement surveillés by Jiří Menzel( Visual )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in Czech and Undetermined and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Milos travaille dans une petite gare tchèque pendant la deuxième guerre mondiale. Tourmenté par sa timidité il n'arrive pas à séduire la jolie contrôleuse qui pourtant s'offre à lui. Devant cet échec et désespéré de pouvoir prouver qu'il est un homme, il tente de se suicider. Une jeune fille va tenter de lui faire surmonter ses craintes." (Source : jaquette)
Slavnosti sněženek Rudolf Hrušínský v komedii z Kerska( Visual )

13 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a Bohemian forest community, two rival hunting clubs have to be physically kept apart lest they maul each other with usually harmless, but occasionally fatal tomfoolery. The prize in question is a wild boar. From stories by Bohumil Hrabal
Ende der alten Zeiten = Konec starých časů( Visual )

14 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in Czech and German and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der neureiche Stoklasa hat sich mit zwei Töchtern und Personal im Schloss Kratochvil eingenistet. Zeit: Nach dem ersten Weltkrieg. Mit allen Mitteln versucht er das Schloss zu kaufen
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Ostře sledované vlaky = Closely watched trains
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Obsluhoval jsem anglického krále = I served the king of England
Alternative Names
Jiří Menzel cseh filmrendező, színházi rendező, színész

Jiří Menzel Czech film director, actor, director, scriptwriter, writer and university educator

Jiří Menzel czeski reżyser filmowy, scenarzysta i aktor

Jiří Menzel regista ceco

Jiří Menzel tschechischer Regisseur und Schauspieler

Jiří Menzel Tsjechisch acteur

Jirži Mencels

Menzel, Jirí

Menzel, Jiří, 1938-

Menzel, Jiry 1938-

Γίρι Μένζελ

Иржи Менцел чешки режисьор, актьор и сценарист

Менцель, Иржи

Їржі Менцель

ییری منتسل بازیگر و کارگردان اهل جمهوری چک

ஜிரி மென்செல்

멘젤, 이리 1938-

이리 멘젤

イジー・メンツェル

伊利·曼佐

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