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Vávra, Otakar

Overview
Works: 63 works in 120 publications in 5 languages and 312 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Biography  Film adaptations  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Director, Other, Scenarist, Author of screenplay
Classifications: PN1997.K53 2003, 791.4372
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Kladivo na čarodějnice witches' hammer( Visual )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in Czech and Undetermined and held by 77 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 )

11 editions published in 1957 in German and Czech and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Třikrát před kamerou by Miloš V Kratochvíl( Book )

4 editions published in 1986 in Czech and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jan Amos Comenius father of modern education( Visual )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relates the fascinating, tragic life of 17th-century Czech Protestant leader Jan Amos Comenius, including the flight from persecution and the startling educational concepts of the man commonly hailed as the "Father of modern education."
Jan Amos Comenius (1592-1670) "father of modern education"( Visual )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 11 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
Jan Hus( Visual )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in Czech and Undetermined and held by 10 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
John Huss : a screen play( Book )

1 edition published in 1957 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
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
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
Romance pro křídlovku( Visual )

2 editions published in 1995 in Czech and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

Století Otakara Vávry by Otakar Vávra( Book )

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

Jan Hus by Miloš V Kratochvíl( Book )

2 editions published between 1955 and 1957 in Undetermined and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teorie a praxe filmové režie : určeno pro posl. fak. filmové a televizní by Otakar Vávra( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in Czech and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Hexenjagd nach Motiven des Romans von Václav Kaplický und Gerichtsprotokollen aus Hexenprozessen = Kladivo na čarodějnice( Visual )

1 edition published in 1969 in German and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
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

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
 
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Alternative Names
Otakar Vvra Czech film director, director, scriptwriter and university educator

Otakar Vvra regista, sceneggiatore e insegnante ceco

Otakar Vvra tschechischer Filmregisseur, Dramaturg und Pdagoge

Otakar Vvra Tsjechisch filmregisseur

Vvra, Otakar 1911-2011

Отакар Вавра

Օտակար Վավրա

وتاكار ۆاۆرا

Languages
Czech (52)

German (11)

English (6)

Russian (2)

French (1)