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Liška, Zdeněk 1922-1983

Works: 81 works in 143 publications in 5 languages and 1,543 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  War films  History  Historical films  New wave films  Horror films  Comedy films  Fiction  Action and adventure films 
Roles: Composer, Musician, Author, Performer, Arranger, Conductor, Illustrator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Zdeněk Liška
Obchod na korze by Jan Kadar( Visual )

9 editions published between 1965 and 2010 in Czech and held by 747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of the friendship that develops between an elderly, hard-of-hearing Jewish widow and the carpenter appointed by the Nazis as her Aryan controller. The carpenter is finally forced to choose between protecting his helpless friend and saving himself
Marketa Lazarová by František Vláčil( Visual )

10 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in Czech and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This stirring and poetic depiction of a feud between two rival medieval clans is a fierce, epic, and meticulously designed evocation of the clashes between Christianity and Pagansim, humankind and nature, and love and violence
Holubice = The white dove( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in Czech and held by 112 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
The valley of the bees = Udoli vcel( Visual )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in Czech and held by 84 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
Adelheid( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in Czech and held by 69 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
Spalovač mrtvol = The cremator by Juraj Herz( Visual )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in Czech and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Karl Kopfrkingl works at a stately crematorium in Prague. Obsessed with his duties, he believes he is liberating the souls of the departed. With Nazi forces gathering at the Czech border, Karl descends into a mania that allows him to wholly enact his disturbed beliefs
Ovoce stromu rajskych jime Les fruits du paradis by Věra Chytilová( Visual )

3 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in Czech and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vaut-il mieux vivre dans une heureuse ignorance ou faut-il choisir la vérité et subir les conséquences de la connaissance ? Les époux Eva et Josef se trouvent dans une pension de famille. Eva, intriguée par Robert, un mystérieux étranger, visite sa chambre en cachette. Elle comprend qu'il s'agit de l'assassin de femmes recherché par la police. Josef ne veut pas y croire...Film métaphor(ique sur l'histoire biblique d'Adam et Eve, vision philosophique de la socièté contemporaine, ambitieuse parabole sur la vie des femmes dans un monde d'hommes...Un film avant-gardiste
The fabulous world of Jules Verne( Visual )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An evil millionaire named Artigas plans to use a super-explosive device to conquer the world from his headquarters inside an enormous volcano. Live-action, animation, puppets, engravings and larger-than-life performances enhance this ... film."--Container
Ikarie XB 1( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in Multiple languages and Czech and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Polák's pioneering feature Ikarie XB 1 is one of the cornerstones of contemporary sci-fi cinema. It predates Star Trek and Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey and was clearly an influence on both, as well as on almost every other science-fiction work that followed. Adapted from a novel by Stanisław lem, the film is set in 2163 and follows a mission deep into space in search of alien life. During their perilous journey the crew confront the effects of a malignant dark star, the destructive legacy of the 20th century and, ultimately, the limits of their own sanity. With outstanding design and cinematography, Ikarie XB 1 is imbued with a seriousness and intelligence rarely seen in science-fiction cinema of the period."--Container
Katia et le crocodile by Vera Simokova( Visual )

2 editions published between 1966 and 2005 in French and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The shop on Main Street : original sound track recording by Zdeněk Liška( Recording )

2 editions published in 1966 and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Baron Prášil( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in Czech and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1961, Karel Zeman made the finest film adaptation of the outlandish tales of Baron Munchausen, made famous in the 1786 book by Gottfried August Bürger. The incredible adventures of the bragging Baron come to life in a film celebrating the courage and imagination of dreamers and poets. Zeman took inspiration from the engravings in the 1862 edition, the work of one of the greatest illustrators of the 19th century Gustave Doré. The director achieved a visually captivating style by color-tinting the original black and white footage. In the movie, Munchausen's humorous narrative contrasts with the romantic tale of a modern fantasist Tony, who becomes the good Baron's rival in love."--Container
Das höhere Prinzip( Visual )

4 editions published in 2012 in German and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ein tschechischer Lateinprofessor, der an das höhere Prinzip der Sittlichkeit glaubt, sieht sich getäuscht und stellt sich öffentlich gegen die Machthaber. Der eindringlich inszenierte Film spielt vor dem Hintergrund der Vergeltungsmaßnahmen der SS nach dem Attentat auf Gestapo-Chef Reinhard Heydrich 1942 in Prag." []
Cesta do pravěku( Visual )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in Czech and German and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der auf dem Mond heimisch gewordene Baron Münchhausen und ein Kosmonaut besuchen gemeinsam die Erde; beide wandeln auf den Pfaden der Liebe und des menschlichen Erfindungsgeistes. Fantasievolle Mischung aus Real- und Trickszenen: Ein Loblied auf die Fantasie, beeindruckend inszeniert und mit leisem Humor erzählt. [film-dienst]
Das Haus in der Karpfengasse bewegender 3-teiliger Schicksalsfilm im Nazi besetzten Prag( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in German and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Nazi-occupied Prague. It shows how individuals in Karpfengasse Nummer 115 dealt with the catastrophe presented to them all when the Nazis swept through their lives
Der Leichenverbrenner( Visual )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in Czech and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Prague during the Nazi occupation, this film follows Karl Kopfrkingl, a man who works in a crematorium. Kopfrkingl is obsessed with his work, and believes that death is a release from suffering, and that by incinerating corpses he is in fact liberating their souls. The coming of the Nazis pushes his eccentricity into madness, perverting his already twisted ambitions and offering him the opportunity to live out his fantasies in horrifying fashion. Kopfrkingl takes to the Nazi ideal with frightening ease, perverting his own beliefs as he comes to view himself as a saviour of mankind, at great cost to those around him, particularly his family
Baron Prášil = The adventures of Baron Munchausen( Visual )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A modern day astronaut is injured on the moon and meets Baron Munchausen and other mythical visitors to the moon. Munchausen returns him to Earth via a ship of the seas pulled by white, winged horses. There, the astronaut finds a world unlike the one he left - filled with magical creatures and mystical kingdoms."--Container
The Angel Levine (1970) by Jan Kadar( Visual )

2 editions published between 1990 and 2002 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A touching, humorous film about Morris Mishkin, an elderly Jew whose life experiences have left him an embittered agnostic. Into Mishkin's life floats Alexander Levine, a black Jewish angel, who must convince the old man that life has value else Levine will never earn his wings
Rudolf Hrušínský jako Spalovač Mrtvol ve filmu podle stejnojmenné novely Ladislava Fukse = Der Leichenverbrenner( Visual )

1 edition published in 1968 in Czech and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Geschäft in der Hauptstraße( Visual )

1 edition published in 1965 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Obchod na korze
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Liška, Zdeněk 1922-1983

Zdeněk Liška componist uit Tsjechië (1922-1983)

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Zdeněk Liška czech composer

Zdeněk Liška tschechoslowakischer Komponist

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