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Fair Play
Young Czechoslovakian sprinter Anna is preparing for the Olympics only to find out she's been doped with anabolic steroids to win the gold medal for the communist regime. Anna wants to quit, but her mother sees the steroids as the…
Daisies
Maybe the Czech New Wave's most anarchic entry, Vera Chytilova's absurdist farce follows the misadventures of two brash young women. Believing the world to be "spoiled," they embark on a series of pranks in which nothing--food, clothes, men, war--is taken…
Alice
When Alice follows the White Rabbit into Wonderland, so begins this dream expedition into the astonishing landscape of childhood, through many dangerous adventures, and ultimately to Alice's trial before the King and Queen of Hearts. Czech animator Jan Svankmajer has…
Valerie and Her Week of Wonders
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. VALERIE AND HER WEEK OF WONDERS serves up an endlessly looping, nonlinear fairy tale,…
All Boys - A Look at the Czech Gay Pornography Industry
A look behind the scenes of the Czech gay porn boom. Porn producer Dan Komar, and his ex-lover/star Aaron Hawke, shown what life is like on both sides of the camera.
Attack Force Z
Mel Gibson commands an elite military team dispatched during WW II to locate and rescue the survivors of a shot down plane, stranded on a South Pacific island occupied by the Japanese. One of the castaways, a defecting Japanese official,…
Closely Watched Trains
At a village railway station in occupied Czechoslovakia, a bumbling dispatcher's apprentice (Vaclav Neckar) 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…
A People Uncounted - The Untold Story of the Roma
Journey into the world of the Roma - a people who through the ages have been both romanticized and vilified in popular culture, politics and art, and who have endured centuries of intolerance and persecution. Visiting 11 countries and interviewing…
Something Like Happiness - Stestí
Monika, Tonik and Dasha grew up together in the same housing project on the outskirts of a small industrial city. Now the childhood friends are adults, each struggling with feelings of desire and loneliness, longing and failure. Though none would…
Marketa Lazarová
In its native land, Frantisek Vlacil's film has been hailed as the greatest Czech film ever made; for many U.S. viewers, it will be a revelation. Based on a novel by Vladislav Vancura, this stirring and poetic depiction of a…
The Country Teacher
A gifted young teacher takes a job teaching natural sciences at a grammar school in the country. Here he makes the acquaintance of a woman and her troubled 17-year old son. The teacher has no romantic interest in the woman…
The Victim
Episode 1 of Mamon - Series 1
Using tips provided by Sophie, his anonymous source, journalist Petr Vlcek writes a story exposing bribery within Central Energy, a state-run company. The accusations point directly at Daniel Vlcek, Petr's brother and CE's CEO. Soon Daniel's dead, and Petr wants…
Protektor
1938, Prague. Emil, a radio reporter, is married to the beautiful Hana, an actress whose new film has catapulted her into fame. As the Nazis come to power, however, Hana's Jewish heritage precipitates her fall from stardom to the bottom…
The Cremator
A Czechoslovakian man who loves working at his crematorium begins to take the advice of an old war buddy concerning the importance of his German heritage and the issue of his half Jewish wife.
The Awakening
Episode 2 of Mamon - Series 1
Six months after his brother's suicide, Petr refuses to cover anything to do with Central Energy for his paper. But he's begun his own personal investigation, which leads him to a meeting with the new head of CE. The meeting…
Bach in Auschwitz
The Auschwitz Orchestra had over 40 members, all Jewish women, all escaping death in the gas chambers because of their musical ability. All were deeply traumatised, and five decades later recall their experiences. The leader of the orchestra was Alma…
Skinhead Attitude - A History of the Skinhead Movement
A fascinating road movie tracing history and origin of a subculture of youth that is known as one of the most radical and contradictory of our time.
The Descend
Episode 3 of Mamon - Series 1
Police investigate Petr's involvement with Toman's death, while Petr and Stella push deeper into Central Energy's ties with foreign companies. Marie makes another big break that Max considers suspect. Petr's contacted by a man with information about a secret organization.
The Pact
Episode 4 of Mamon - Series 1
Petr tracks down a new lead who's in fear for his life, while Michal tracks down his father's past. Toman's wife is in fear for her children's safety when a dangerous man demands she hand something over.
The Killing
Episode 5 of Mamon - Series 1
Spevacek gives Eva money to bail Petr out of jail. Stella learns about the Central Energy conspiracy via a similar scam pulled decades ago. Eva receives a video from Michal's kidnappers, and Petr has to take a break from proving…