Juraj Herz (Slovakia)

Juraj Herz (*1934, Kežmarok) studied at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague to complete his studies in direction and acting at the Department of Puppetry in 1958. Since then he has lived in Czech Republic. He is among the legends of Czechoslovak cinematography. He entered the world of film over half a century ago as a talented and original film-maker who moves with equal confidence and grace across genres, from psychological drama, through comedy and tragic grotesque, to compelling story with mysterious atmosphere. As assistant director he worked on the Oscar-winning film The Shop on the Main Street, in which is also acted. In 1987 he emigrated to Germany where he made films and series for German, Austrian, French and American television companies. His cult films include The Cremator (1968), Sweet Amusements of Past Summer (1969) and Oil Lamps (1971). Is works earned him innumerable domestic and international awards, including festival prices at Karlovy Vary, Monte Carlo and Chicago.

Filmography

  • Sběrné surovosti
    1965
  • Znamení Raka
    1966
  • Spalovač mrtvol
    1968
  • Kulhavý ďábel
    1968
  • Sladké hry minulého léta
    1969
  • Noční můry
    1970
  • Petrolejové lampy
    1971
  • Pekař Vilém a sličná Naďa
    1972
  • Morgiana
    1972
  • Dotek motýla
    1972
  • Toulavý Engelbert
    1973
  • Holky z porcelánu
    1974
  • Holka na zabití
    1975
  • Den pro mou lásku
    1976
  • Panna a netvor
    1978
  • Deváté srdce
    1978
  • Křehké vztahy
    1979
  • Upír z Feratu
    1981
  • Buldoci a třešně
    1981
  • Straka v hrsti
    1983
  • Sladké starosti
    1984
  • Zastihla mě noc
    1985
  • Přezůvky štěstí
    1986
  • Gagman
    1987
  • Liebe ist stärker als der Tod
    1988
  • August '39
    1988
  • Žabí princ
    1991
  • Wolfgang A. Mozart
    1991
  • Maigret
    1991
  • Die Drahtseilbahn
    1991
  • Hloupá Augustina
    1993
  • Císařovy nové šaty
    1993
  • Vision 2000
    1993
  • Lara - Meine Jahre mit Boris Pasternak
    1994
  • Pasáž
    1996
  • Maigret klade past
    1996
  • Maigret a hlava muže
    1996
  • Sperling und das schlafende Mädchen
    1998
  • Politik a herečka
    2001
  • Experiment
    2001
  • Černí andělé
    2001
  • Blboun
    2001
  • Tajné sny
    2004
  • Černí baroni
    2004
  • Miluj bližního svého
    2005
  • Dívka a kouzelník
    2008
  • T.M.A.
    2009
  • Habermannův mlýn
    2010
  • Slovensko 2.0
    2014

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