Jan Sverák

Jan Sverák – Akumulator 1 (1994)

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In this movie, TV sets are full of life. If a person is in TV (e.g. because it was filmed on the street) it has a double that’s right in the TV set. This double needs energy from the true character to survive. Each time, the real human watches TV, his Double will pull life energy from him. So there’s a mysterious Death-serial. Many persons die in front of their TV set and nobody knows why. Olda, the main character, is one of the persons, that get more and more weak. He is near death, till Fisarek, the natural healer appears.He teaches Olda how he can resist this magic force and how he can fight it. Read More »

Jan Sverák – Ropáci AKA Oil Gobblers (1988)

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Jan Sverak’s student film Ropaci (Oil Gobblers) became during the 90’s sort of cult movie, some say due to its “ecological message”, but that is just one interpretation. Sverak received a student Oscar for this school film. Read More »

Jan Sverák – Kolja AKA Kolya (1996)

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Synopsis:

Franta Louka is a concert cellist in Soviet-occupied Czechoslovakia, a confirmed bachelor and a lady’s man. Having lost his place in the state orchestra, he must make ends meet by playing at funerals and painting tombstones. But he has run up a large debt, and when his friend, the grave-digger Mr. Broz, suggests a scheme for making a lot of money by marrying a Russian woman so that she can get her Czech papers, he reluctantly agrees. She takes advantage of the situation to emigrate to West Germany, to her lover; and leaves her five-year-old son with his grandmother; when the grandmother dies, Kolya must come and live with his stepfather – Louka. Read More »