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Vladimir_Cech

Vladimír Čech

Czech Republic

Biography

Vladimír Čech (1914–1992) started his film career in the 1930s as an actor in Before the Finals by Vladislav Vančura. As assistant director, he co-operated with E. F. Burian in theatre. During the war, he participated in the communist anti-Nazi resistance and started making short films. In the post-war years, he made the documentary I Do Not Understand about the life stories of children from Lidice, besides Tax Morals and other films, in Short Film Prague. However, he is mostly known as feature film director. In the 1960s, he made successful detective stories featuring Karel Höger as Captain Tůma that are popular until today (A 105 p.c. Alibi, 1959; A Hamis Alibi, 1961; Alibi on the Lake, 1965). He was an active filmmaker during the normalization as well.


Filmography:
1941: Střevíčky slečny Pavlíny
1947: Daňová morálka; Nerozumím
1948: Ve skautském táboře
1949: Divá Bára
1951: Nejlepší tip
1952: Štika v rybníce
1954: Expres z Norimberka
1956: Nezlob, Kristino!
1958: Černý prapor
1959: První a poslední; 105 % alibi
1960: Pochodně
1961: Kde alibi nestačí
1962: Komu tančí Havana
1963: Mezi námi zloději
1965: Alibi na vodě; Úplně vyřízený chlap
1967: Sedm havranů
1968: Bylo čtvrt a bude půl
1970: Svatá hříšnice; Žižkův meč
1971: Klíč
1972: Aféry mé ženy); Svatba bez prstýnku
1973: Vysoká modrá zeď
1974: Příliš zelené jaro; Sedmého dne večer
1975: Akce v Istanbulu
1976: Na šňůrách z hedvábí; Premiéra se odkládá
1977: Pasiáns; Vavřín patří všem
1978: Silnější než strach
1980: Jak napálit advokáta; V hlavní roli Oldřich Nový

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Tax discipline

Daňová morálka (Orig.) / 1947 / Czech Republic / 12 min

Using the hypothetic event of the burning down of an Inland Revenue Office as a starting point, the film responds to the eternal problem of the popular mistrust of the meaningfulness of paying taxes...

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