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Vávra, Otakar

Overview
Works: 57 works in 118 publications in 6 languages and 297 library holdings
Genres: History  Drama  Film adaptations  Historical films  Educational films  Internet videos  Fiction  Biography  Documentary films  Biographical films 
Roles: Author, Director, Other, Author of screenplay, Scenarist
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Otakar Vávra
 
Most widely held works by Otakar Vávra
Kladivo na čarodějnice witches' hammer( Visual )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in Czech and Undetermined and held by 79 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 )

14 editions published between 1955 and 1957 in 4 languages and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kniha, určená mládeži, vypráví o životě Mistra Jana Husa, o jeho boji s prohnilými církevními poměry, o jeho učení, které se stalo základem sociálního programu husitského revolučního hnutí, o jeho církevním procesu a hrdinné smrti. Zároveň je vykreslen obraz Čech na začátku 15. století, třídní rozvrstvení tehdejší společnosti, její úpadek i zápasy, které jí zmítaly
Jan Amos Comenius father of modern education( Visual )

4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 24 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

Jan Hus( 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
John Huss : a screen play by Miloš V. ue Kratochvil( Book )

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

Romance pro křídlovku( Visual )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in Czech and held by 6 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
Arthur Miller's The crucible by Arthur Miller( Visual )

4 editions published between 1969 and 2002 in German and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of teenage girls meets in the woods at midnight for a secret love-conjuring ceremony. When the ceremony is witnessed by the town minister, the girls are accused of witchcraft. Soon the entire village is consumed by hysteria, and innocent victims are put on trial, leading to a devastating climax
Paměti, aneb, Moje filmové 100letí by Otakar Vávra( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in Czech and held by 3 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

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

Teorie a praxe filmové režie : Určeno pro posl. fak. filmové a televizní. 2 by Otakar Vávra( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in Czech 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

Divka v modrém: A romantic comedy in which a royal from the past walks out of her painted portrait and into the 20th century
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
Panenství( )

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

Podivný život režiséra : obrazy vzpomínek by Otakar Vávra( Book )

2 editions published between 1996 and 1997 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

Vávra, Otakar 1911-2011

Οτάκαρ Βάβρα

Отакар Вавра

Օտակար Վավրա

وتاكار ۆاۆرا

オタカル・ヴァーヴラ

Languages
Czech (52)

German (15)

English (6)

Russian (2)

French (1)

Polish (1)