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Menzel, Jiří

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Most widely held works by Jiří Menzel
Ostře sledované vlaky = Closely watched trains by Jiří Menzel( Visual )

66 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At a village railway station in occupied Czechoslovakia, a bumbling dispatcher's apprentice longs to liberate himself from his virginity. Oblivious to the war and the resistance that surrounds him, this young man embarks on a journey of sexual awakening and self-discovery, encountering a universe of frustration, eroticism, and adventure within his sleepy backwater depot. Wry and tender, Academy Award-winning Closely Watched Trains is a masterpiece of human observation and one of the best-loved films of the Czech New Wave."--Website
Obsluhoval jsem anglického krále = I served the king of England by Jiří Menzel( Visual )

43 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ambitious Czech dreams of becoming a millionaire and his marriage to a Hitler-loving fräulein provides him with a golden opportunity
Closely watched trains by Bohumil Hrabal( Book )

12 editions published between 1966 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of Milos Hrma, a young railway junior dispatcher and signalman returning to work at a minor but strategically important Czech railway station. Milos has been away for three months, recuperating from a suicide attempt, and is warmly welcomed back by Station Master Lansky and Dispatcher Hubicka. The year is 1945, the Germans have lost command of the air-space over the town, but it remains an important rail hub for them and certain key transport trains are nominated by the German high command for "close surveillance" to ensure that they are not delayed by signals failures or problems on the lines
Rozmarné léto = Capricious summer by Jiří Menzel( Visual )

29 editions published between 1968 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 293 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
Perličky na dně = Pearls of the deep by Bohumil Hrabal( Visual )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in Czech and Swedish and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romance: Focuses on a flirtation between a handsome young Czechoslovakian plumber and a Gypsy teenager
Skřivánci na niti = Larks on a string( Visual )

25 editions published between 1969 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mitte der 50er Jahre. Der Schrottplatz eines Hüttenkombinats bei Kladno dient als Umerziehungslager für "bourgeoise Elemente" und Feinde des Systems. Die einstigen Werte - vom Christus am Kreuz bis zur Schreibmaschine - werden zu Maschinen für den sozialistischen Aufbau umgeschmolzen. ... Ein zwischen poetischer Gestaltung, überzeugender humaner Parteinahme und folkloristischen Momenten angelegtes filmisches Meisterwerk, das mit subtil-subversivem Humor die Fassaden von Politik und Ideologie durchlöchert. Virtuos verbinden sich bissige politische Kommentare mit warmherziger Sympathie für die Menschen." [film-dienst.de]
Návrat ztraceného syna = Return of the prodigal son( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in Czech and held by 143 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
Closely observed trains : a film by Jiri Menzel and Bohumil Hrabal by Bohumil Hrabal( Book )

2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pearls of the Czech new wave( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in Czech and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perličky na dně: These five eccentric tales take the viewer on a journey from a motorcycle race to a rain-soaked wedding party to an unexpected cross-cultural romance. -- Sedmikrasky: "Two teenage girls decide that since the world is spoiled they will be spoiled as well; accordingly they embark on a series of destructive pranks in which they consume and destroy the world about them."--O slavnosti a hostech: "A pleasant picnic grows sinister when a cabal of mysterious men emerges from the forest and takes control."--Návrat ztraceného syna: "A successful, seemingly happily married man cannot find his place in the world following his unexplained his suicide attempt." -- Rozmarné léto: "The arrival of a circus performer and his gorgeous young assistant disturbs the tranquility of three middle-aged friends." -- Žert: "During the Stalinist era in Czechoslovakia, a student is sent away for a brutal 're-education' over a simple misunderstanding, then years later exacts his revenge"--Container
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 )

2 editions published between 1995 and 2019 in Czech and held by 71 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
The cremator by Juraj Herz( Visual )

6 editions published between 1968 and 2017 in Czech and held by 68 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
Pearls of the Czech new wave( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With a wicked sense of humor and a healthy streak of surrealism, a group of Czech directors began to speak out about Communism's hypocrisy and absurdity. These six titles are express their thoughts from a remarkable time and place
Világszám! : Dodö es Naftalin = Colossal sensation( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in Hungarian and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A deft blend of comedy and pathos, Colossal Sensation balances the tumultuous lives of twin circus clowns against watershed moments in 20th century Hungarian history
Closely observed trains by Jiří Menzel( Visual )

29 editions published between 1966 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sexual problems of an apprentice guard at a sleepy rural railway station during World War II are balanced by the exploits of the station guard resolved to do as little work as possible. The authority figure, the station master, is eccentrically ineffectual. Although the Resistance ultimately beckons, this tragic-comic tale with its distinctively wry humour, adapted by the author from his stream-of-consciousness novel, was the culmination of an anti-heroic trend in the 'New Czech cinema' of the sixties. Menzel's film has a clear political sub-text - the placing of the private concerns of the hero ahead of ideology or politics (a colleague has spoken of Menzel's identification with his hero) was itself a political gesture winning the film an Oscar and prohibition after the Soviet invasion in 1968
Vesničko má středisková by Jiří Menzel( Visual )

27 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dump truck 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.--
Ten minutes older( Visual )

8 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With complete creative freedom, the directors [Bernardo Bertolucci, Jiri Menzel, Mike Figgis, Istvan Szabo, Claire Denis, Volker Schlondorff, Michael Radford, Jean-luc Godard] bring their own unique interpretation of 'time' to the screen ... [This programme] takes in all human experience: birth, death, love, sex, the drama of the moment, history and ancient myth; and a great variety of locations from the jungles of South America to the streets of New York. Combined together in a feature film, their individual work gains new meangins and presents an intriguing and exciting experience for all filmgoers"--Container
Sechse kommen durch die Welt( Visual )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in German and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A king discharges his soldiers with a mere pittance and when one soldier protests he winds up in a dungeon. But there he meets Strongman who breaks down the prison gate. As they escape they are joined by 4 companions with marvelous talents: the best sprinter, the musician whose fiddle can make anybody dance, the hunter with an eagle's eye and Crooked Cap, the girl who can make frost. Together, they eventually gain the state's treasures and go off to divide it among the people
Signale aus dem Herzen Europas : Ausgewählte Beiträge zur Gesellschafts- und Wirtschaftspolitik nach der Wende in der Tschechoslowakei by Václav Klaus( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in German and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Postřižiny = Cutting it short by Jiří Menzel( Visual )

15 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in Czech and French and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on events in Bohumil Hrabal's childhood, the story of a brewery director and his family and their life in the brewery
Slavnosti sněženek Rudolf Hrušínský v komedii z Kerska( Visual )

12 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a Bohemian forest community, two rival hunting clubs have to be physically kept apart lest they maul each other with usually harmless, but occasionally fatal tomfoolery. The prize in question is a wild boar. From stories by Bohumil Hrabal
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Ostře sledované vlaky = Closely watched trains
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Obsluhoval jsem anglického krále = I served the king of England
Alternative Names
Jiří Menzel český režisér, herec, scenárista a spisovateľ

Jiří Menzel cseh filmrendező, színházi rendező, színész

Jiří Menzel Czech film director, actor, director, scriptwriter, writer and university educator

Jiří Menzel czeski reżyser filmowy, scenarzysta i aktor

Jiří Menzel regista ceco

Jiří Menzel tschechischer Regisseur und Schauspieler

Jiří Menzel Tsjechisch acteur

Jirži Mencels

Menzel, Jirí

Menzel, Jiří, 1938-

Menzel, Jiry 1938-

Menzelis Jiri

Γίρι Μένζελ

Иржи Менцел чешки режисьор, актьор и сценарист

Иржи Менцель

Їржі Менцель

Јиржи Менцел

جيري مينزل

ییری منتسل بازیگر و کارگردان اهل جمهوری چک

ஜிரி மென்செல்

멘젤, 이리 1938-

이리 멘젤

イジー・メンツェル

伊利·曼佐

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