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Vávra, Otakar

Overview
Works: 62 works in 137 publications in 6 languages and 347 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Fiction  Biography  Film adaptations  Historical films  Biographical films  War films  Interviews  Romantic comedy films 
Roles: Director, Author, Author of screenplay, Other, Librettist, Scenarist
Classifications: PG5038.C3, 891.8635
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Kladivo na čarodějnice = witches' hammer( Visual )

13 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in Czech and Undetermined and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Jan Hus. Film-libretto by Miloš V Kratochvíl( Book )

12 editions published in 1957 in German and Czech and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jan Amos Comenius : father of modern education( Visual )

5 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Driven from his homeland because of his faith, this 17th century Christian hero is a testimony of the persistence of Christian courage. Comenius, commonly hailed as the 'Father of Modern Education', was stripped of everything but hope, and a vision for the kingdom of God. This major dramatic feature was filmed in Comenius' native land, Czechoslovakia. A Columbus Film Festival award winner"--Container insert
Třikrát před kamerou by Miloš V Kratochvíl( Book )

5 editions published in 1986 in Czech and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Huss : a screen play by Miloš V Kratochvíl( Book )

2 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jan Hus by Theodore K Rabb( Visual )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in Czech and Undetermined and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 15th century, Jan Hus preaches against the sale of forgiveness by the Pope. Jan Hus and his followers in Prague are persecuted by the religious authorities. First part of a trilogy that includes the films Jan Žižka and Proti všem
Jan Žižka( Visual )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in Czech and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the 15th century, the king of Bohemia returns his country to the Catholic Church, but the people of Prague, followers of the martyred Jan Hus, rebel. Jan Žižka, formerly head of the royal guards, puts himself at the head of the people's movement, as the country plunges into civil war. The second part of a trilogy that includes the films Jan Hus and Proti všem
Romance pro křídlovku( Visual )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in Czech and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hexenjagd by Arthur Miller( Visual )

5 editions published between 1969 and 2002 in German and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fesselnde Neuverfilmung von Arthur Millers zeitlosem Theaterstück über kollektive Schuld und persönliche Integrität
Krakatit( Visual )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in Czech and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Škola otců: A teacher fights a battle against hypocrisy masked by ideological correctness
Proti všem( Visual )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in Czech and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Third part of a trilogy about the Hussite revolution during the 15th century in Bohemia that includes the films Jan Hus and Jan Žižka. The alderman's widowed daughter Zdena flees with other Hussites to the fortified town of Tábor. Military conflicts and a love triangle finally lead to a tragic death for Zdena
Paměti, aneb, Moje filmové 100letí by Otakar Vávra( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in Czech and Undetermined and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Němá barikáda film věnovaný hrdinům Pražského povstání 1945( Visual )

2 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in Undetermined and Czech and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Krakatit( Visual )

1 edition published in 2017 in Czech and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fantasy exploring the misuse of power and futility of war, based on the novel by Karel Capek
Zamyšlení režiséra by Otakar Vávra( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in Undetermined and Czech and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cech panen kutnohorských( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in Czech and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Period drama. In 1590, the Bohemian village of Kutna Hora is wealthy and influential thanks to its silver mines. However, it attracts many Germans who come there to get rich through cunning and trickery. When a couple of the inhabitants rebel against this foreign invasion they are prosecuted for witchcraft and sentenced to death. However, the emperor Rudolph II intervenes in the nick of time"--BFI website
Dívka v modrém( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in Czech and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Turbina: Set in Prague the early 20th century, shows how a burgher family which owns a mill is affected by the social and economic changes of the times
Podivný život režiséra : obrazy vzpomínek by Otakar Vávra( Book )

3 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in Czech and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Století Otakara Vávry by Otakar Vávra( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in Czech and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Krakatit by Karel Čapek( Book )

2 editions published between 1947 and 2011 in Polish and Czech and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reprint of the 1925 ed. published by G. Bles, London
 
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Alternative Names
Otakar Vávra Czech film director, director, scriptwriter and university educator

Otakar Vávra regista, sceneggiatore e insegnante ceco

Otakar Vávra tschechischer Filmregisseur, Dramaturg und Pädagoge

Otakar Vávra Tsjechisch filmregisseur

Otokar Vavra

Vávra, Ot.

Vávra, Otakar 1911-2011

Vavra, Otokar

Οτάκαρ Βάβρα

Отакар Вавра

Отакар Вавра чеський кінорежисер, сценарист, педагог

Օտակար Վավրա

وتاكار ۆاۆرا

オタカル・ヴァーヴラ

Languages
Czech (62)

German (16)

English (8)

Russian (2)

French (1)

Polish (1)