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Svěrák, Jan

Works: 79 works in 341 publications in 9 languages and 2,057 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  War films  Fiction  Road films  Humor  Motion pictures  Fantasy films  Dark comedy films  Buddy films 
Roles: Director, Producer, Author, Performer, Author of screenplay, Author of dialog, Other, Author of introduction, Dedicatee
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Jan Svěrák
Kolya by Jan Svěrák( Visual )

110 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 1,301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The perfect grouch is about to meet his match - a five-year-old kid named ... Kolya. Louka is a middle-aged Czech who loves women, hates the idea of commitment and owes money than he can earn playing the cello in a funeral orchestra. When a friend suggests that he make a little 'easy money' by entering into an arranged marriage, with a Russian woman seeking citizenship, Louka reluctantly agrees. But it's a decision that will throw his life into chaos ... and change it forever
Dark blue world = Tmavomodrý svet by Jan Svěrák( Visual )

36 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Liang ming wan ru sheng si zhi jiao de jie ke fei xing yuan yin wei ai shang tong yi ge nu ren, you qing mian lin kao yan.ta men zai ying guo fen li di kang xi te le, mu di zhi shi xi wang neng zhong fan jia yuan, wu nai ta men de jia xiang yi jing bei gong chan dang tong zhi, bing qie jue ding yao jiang zhe pi cong zhan chang fan xiang de zhan shi men luo zhi ru yu, zhong shen jian jin
Empties = Vratné lahve by Jan Svěrák( Visual )

24 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een vervroegd gepensioneerde leraar gaat werken bij het flessenloket van een supermarkt
Kooky by Jan Svěrák( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in Undetermined and Dutch and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De weggegooide knuffel Kooky komt plotseling tot leven en rent van schrik een mysterieus bos in. Hij beleeft de meest fantastische avonturen op zijn weg terug naar huis
Obecná škola = The elementary school by Jan Svěrák( Visual )

32 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in post-war Czechoslovakia, this film explores the lives of pre-adolescent boys in a series of vignettes
Volkskrant Cinekid( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in Dutch and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vijf films voor jonge kinderen
Jízda( Visual )

12 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in Czech and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two young men customize a secondhand car and go on a tour of the southern Czech Republic, picking up a hitchhiker named Anna along the way
Akumulátor 1( Visual )

11 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Olda is strangely fatigued, his energy is dwindling. This is happening to people all over. The culprit it turns out is television. The natural healer Fišárek teaches Olda to combat this terror
Vratné lahve Leergut( Visual )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in German and Czech and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Josef hat die Kids von heute satt und macht Schluss mit dem Lehrerdasein. Aber immer nur daheim bei seiner besseren Hälfte Trübsal blasen - das geht nicht. Noch träumt der rüstige Graubart von jungen Dingern in Strapsen. Und einer Aufgabe. So landet er an der Leergutannahme eines Supermarkts. Dort fängt er an, sich sachte kuppelnd für das Glück seiner Mitmenschen zu interessieren - und zuletzt sogar das seiner Frau, die sein Treiben mit dem gebotenen Argwohn verfolgt ... (Quelle: Umschlagtext)
Empties by Jan Svěrák( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Empties is the last in a trilogy from director Jan Svĕrák and his father, screenwriter/actor Zdeněk Svĕrák. The trilogy began with the Academy Award-nominated Elementary school, exploring childhood, continued into adulthood with the Academy Award-winning Kolya, and now comes to completion with Empties, a comic love story about a man facing old age. Joseph teaches literature in a secondary school in Prague. One day he is forced into retirement but he refuses to take it lying down. He finds work at the bottle-return counter in a supermarket and discovers a new community who begin to rely on him. Once more his life has meaning, but Joseph neglects his wife, who feels she's losing him
Kuky se vrací by Jan Svěrák( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in Czech and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Akumulátor I : román by Jan Slovák( Book )

4 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in German and Czech and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ropáci by Jan Svěrák( Visual )

4 editions published between 1988 and 2000 in Czech and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Humorous mockumentary on the hunt for the elusive animal which feeds on plastic and oil
Výchova dívek v Čechách = Bringing up girls in Bohemia( Visual )

2 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in Czech and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on novel by Michal Viewegh it reflects numerous autobiographical situations. It is the story of Oscar, a teacher who is trying to write and turns himself into a character in his novel
Kolya : original motion picture soundtrack by Ondřej Soukup( Recording )

5 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in Undetermined and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jízda : 25.července - 13.srpna 1994 by Jan Svěrák( Book )

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

Sueños de juventud Alice Adams( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El profesor jubilado Josef acepta un modesto trabajo, recogiendo envases retornables en un supermercado, para huir de la monotonía en la que vive con su mujer Eliska. Allí, pronto se convierte en un celestino, que empareja a sus solitarios colegas con clientas solteras y viceversa. Mientras Josef intenta arreglar una nueva relación, Eliska se pregunta por qué su marido no pasa más tiempo con ella
Kuky se vraci = Kooky( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in Czech and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young Ondra has asthma and when his Mom throws away his favorite toy, a musty old stuffed bear named Kooky, Ondra dreams Kooky is trying to find his way back home from the dump
Tajnosti( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in Czech and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Julie, a professional translator, quietly buckles beneath the weight of a routine, unsatisfying marriage to businessman Harold. In low-key desperation, she slips into a gentle mid-life crisis, catalyzed by her discovery that one of her favorite vocalists, blues legend Nina Simone, just passed away. Julie responds by deciding on the spur of the moment to purchase a piano for the family's spacious living room, which sends her on a colorful journey through the streets of Prague. En route to find the piano, Julie experiences a series of adventures that include breaking up with an extramarital lover, theater director Karel; befriending an eccentric music shop proprietor named Ivan; and spending a pleasant period of time with her carefree adolescent daughter
Accumulator 1( )

1 edition published in 1993 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Audience level: 0.37 (from 0.27 for Kolya / ... to 0.96 for Sueños de ...)

Alternative Names
Jan Svěrák Český filmový režisér, herec a scenárista

Jan Svěrák cseh színész, forgatókönyvíró, filmrendező

Jan Svěrák Czech film director, actor and screenwriter

Jan Svěrák czeski reżyser filmowy

Jan Svěrák director de cine checo

Jan Svěrák filmregisseur uit Tsjechië

Jan Svěrák réalisateur tchèque

Jan Svěrák regista ceco

Jan Svěrák tschechischer Filmregisseur, Schauspieler und Drehbuchautor

Sverák, Jan

Sverak, Jan 1965-

Ян Сверак

Ян Шверак

Յան Սվերակ

یان اسویراک

스베락, 얀 1965-