Tag Archives: Zdenek Kryzánek

Jindrich Polák – Hra bez pravidel AKA A Game Without Rules (1967)

The rules are merciless: when a police detective kills a jewelry robber in self-defense, he doesn’t get any awards, but gets fired instead. He then keeps on surviving as a taxi-driver, and yet keeps on investigating in his case, which has not been closed even after many years… The film is an unique attempt at an action film in the Czech context. Read More »

Hynek Bocan – Pasták AKA Reform School AKA Borstal (1968)

Pasták is a Czech drama film. It was made by director Hynek Bočan in 1968 but only released in 1990.
A young teacher is sent to a rural reform school, where he is faced with brutality of the inmates. The story, based on the novel of the same name by Karel Misafi, was banned during the final editing of the film and was only finished and released after the Velvet Revolution. Read More »