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Ústřední půjčovna filmů (Prague, Czech Republic)

Overview
Works: 91 works in 155 publications in 1 language and 3,609 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Historical films  War films  History  New wave films  Fantasy films  Coming-of-age films  Vampire films 
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Ústřední půjčovna filmů (Prague, Czech Republic)
Ostře sledované vlaky = Closely watched trains by Jiří Menzel( Visual )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in Czech and held by 784 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
Sedmikrasky = Daisies by Věra Chytilová( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in Czech and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

O slavnosti a hostech: A group of happy picnickers are accosted by a group of strangers led by a bullying sadist who has an unbreakable hold over his followers. After he interrogates one of them, a stranger then invites everyone to a nonsensical, but elegant and formal banquet outdoors. A political thriller that was 'banned forever' from the Czech Republic due to satirizing unquestioning conformity
Valerie a týden divů = Valerie and her week of wonders by Jaromil Jireš( Visual )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in Czech and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A girl on the verge of womanhood finds herself in a sensual fantasyland of vampires, witchcraft, and other threats in this eerie and mystical movie daydream. Serves up an endlessly looping, nonlinear fairy tale, set in a quasi-medieval landscape. Ravishingly shot, enchantingly scored, and spilling over with surreal fancies
Marketa Lazarová by František Vláčil( Visual )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in Czech and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in medieval times as Christianity is beginning to replace paganism in Eastern Europe, this movie tells the story of a minor Czech pagan clan and their Christian neighbors who attract the attention of the King and must pick sides
Rozmarné léto = Capricious summer by Jiří Menzel( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in Czech and held by 174 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
Žert = The joke by Jaromil Jireš( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in Czech and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Stalinist Czechoslovakia during the 1950s, this tragicomedy revolves around the consequences of a single joke: a young man is expelled from university and the Communist party and sentenced to six years hard labor for an irreverent postcard he sends to a lady friend. This leaves him cynical, bitter, and out for revenge
Labyrinth of darkness by Jiří Barta( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in Czech and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes all eight films of Czech filmmaker Jiri Barta which combine animation of objects and puppets with live-action to fashion gothic worlds of horror and fantasy infused with humor and moral examinations. Principally with sound and music but no dialogue
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
Holubice = The white dove( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in Czech and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A white carrier pigeon loses its way when it tries to fly home to the Baltic coast, where a young girl anxiously awaits it. Lost, tired, and ill, the bird lands in Prague. It is rescued by an artist and then gradually brought back to health by a small, frail boy. People's lives are changed forever by their encounter with the bird
Lásky jedné plavovlásky = Loves of a blond by Miloš Forman( Visual )

in Czech and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of a young woman who like her friends is very concerned with men and love. A reserve army group comes into town and she falls in love with a pianist, who after swearing eternal love leaves for his home
Konec srpna v Hotelu Ozon = The end of August at the Hotel Ozone( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in Czech and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Director Jan Schmidt paints a chilling, bleak picture of the future. Nuclear war has destroyed almost all civilization. A group of women has gone to primal barbarity to survive. They go in search for men to help them have children
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 76 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
Vsichni dobri rodaci = All my good countrymen( Visual )

2 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in Czech and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tracing the lives of some of the people in a village from the summer of 1945 to 1968, a modern Czech folktale evolves. Pressure is put on different villagers to join the local Communist Party. As time passes the leader of the local farmers is finally coerced into becoming a party member
Ovoce stromů rajských jíme = Fruit of paradise by Věra Chytilová( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in Czech and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this modern, highly stylized adaptation of the Adam and Eve story, a couple vacationing at a spa is offered the forbidden fruit of Eden. The husband, Robert, refuses to eat the apple, but wife Eva bites into the luscious fruit."--Container
A pozdravuji vlaštovky( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in Czech and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the true story of Maruska Kuderikova, a courageous, young Moravian girl who was part of the Czech Resistance during World War II. Maruska was arrested by the Nazis for her resistance work, an experience she chronicled in a makeshift diary
Adelheid( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in Czech and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the aftermath of WWII, a Czech airman returns home from his tour of duty with the British RAF, intending to claim a German factory located in the Sudetenland along the Czech-German border. There he meets the beautiful Adelheid, the daughter of a war criminal who once lived in the estate but is now reduced to servitude. The Czech airman falls in love with Adelheid, but lingering resentment over the war and bitter political strife stand in the way of their happiness"--Container
Kladivo na čarodějnice = witches' hammer( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in Czech and held by 67 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
Kdo chce zabít Jessii?( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in Czech and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A scientist discovers how to change peoples dreams with disastrous effects and three comic book characters join in the fun
O slavnosti a hostech( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Czech and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A political thriller that satirizes unquestioned conformity. A group of happy picnickers run afoul of a bullying sadist who has an unbreakable hold over his followers. After he interrogates one of them, a stranger then invites everyone to an elegant, formal banquet in the woods. The affair is bizarre, and ends with the group armed and hunting down a guest who chose not to remain
The valley of the bees = Udoli vcel( Visual )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in Czech and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young son of a lord is sent to study with a Brotherhood and is befriended by a fellow member, who in turn leads him on his path to God. When he returns, he finds his father dead, his land barren, and his people with no hope
 
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Ostře sledované vlaky = Closely watched trains
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Ústřední Pújćovna Filmú-Praha.

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