Czech Mate: the Films of Jaromil Jires

Overview

This two-pack offers a pair of films by Jaromil Jires, one of the great unsung directors of Czech cinema. First up is the filmmaker's 1971 ...And Give My Love to the Swallows - a biopic chronicling the final days of Czech war hero and resistance fighter cum national hero Maruska Kuderikova (Magda Vasaryova), adapted from her diaries. Next up is the bittersweet 1969 tragicomedy The Joke, adapted from Milan Kundera's seminal novel - about a philandering professor who gets sentenced to six years' hard labor for ...
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Overview

This two-pack offers a pair of films by Jaromil Jires, one of the great unsung directors of Czech cinema. First up is the filmmaker's 1971 ...And Give My Love to the Swallows - a biopic chronicling the final days of Czech war hero and resistance fighter cum national hero Maruska Kuderikova (Magda Vasaryova), adapted from her diaries. Next up is the bittersweet 1969 tragicomedy The Joke, adapted from Milan Kundera's seminal novel - about a philandering professor who gets sentenced to six years' hard labor for sending a risqué postcard to his object of seduction.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/31/2011
  • UPC: 736899135621
  • Source: Facets
  • Region Code: 0
  • Time: 2:47:00
  • Format: DVD

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Czech Mate: The Films of Jaromil Jires: ...and Give My Love to the Swallows
1. Opening Credits [2:00]
2. Impressions of the Condemned [9:48]
3. Interrogation [10:35]
4. Resistance [11:25]
5. Memories of Loved Ones [15:46]
6. Exhiliration and Fear [9:02]
7. Preparing for Death [9:21]
8. Petition for Clemency [8:30]
9. Last Days [10:21]
Disc #2 -- Czech Mate: The Films of Jaromil Jires: The Joke
0. Scene Selections
2. Ludvik Jahn Returns to His Hometown [:47]
3. Ludvik Meets Helena Zemanek [3:28]
4. Setting the Plot in Motion for Revenge [4:21]
5. May Day Celebration in Prague, 1949 [2:02]
6. Margaret and Ludvik [1:17]
7. The Postcard [1:00]
8. Ludvik Is Called Before the Students Union [4:59]
9. Ludvik Recalls His Expulsion [8:30]
10. Ludvik Recalls His Service in a Penal Army Unit [18:47]
11. Ludvik Seduces Helena Zemanek [11:59]
12. The King's Procession [2:02]
13. Paul Zemanek Greets Ludvik [4:35]
14. Ludvik, Paul, and Vera Greet Helena [2:01]
15. Ludvik Brushes Off Helena [3:39]
16. Ludvik Plays in the Evening Concert [4:41]
17. The Fight [1:08]
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Disc #1 -- Czech Mate: The Films of Jaromil Jires: ...and Give My Love to the Swallows
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   Scene Selections
Disc #2 -- Czech Mate: The Films of Jaromil Jires: The Joke
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   Special Features
      Biography of Jaromil Jires
      The Films of Jaromil Jires
      Biography of Milan Kundera
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