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1970s Czech-language Movies

Public list by WPS with 72 movies or TV shows/series

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Three Wishes for Cinderella(1973)

3.8/5 (with 139 votes)

Popelka, a resourceful and independent young girl, is a servant in her stepmother's house and confides her closest friend the owl. When she comes across three magical acorns, she's granted a single wish for each one of them.

Valerie and Her Week of Wonders(1970)

1h 13min | Fantasy, Adventure, Drama
3.5/5 (with 96 votes)

Valerie, a Czechoslovakian teenager living with her grandmother, is blossoming into womanhood, but that transformation proves secondary to the effects she experiences when she puts on a pair of magic earrings. Now seeing the world around her in a different light, Valerie must endure her sexual awakening while attempting to discern reality from fantasy as she encounters lecherous priest Gracian, a vampire-like stranger and otherworldly carnival folk.

Morgiana(1972)

1h 37min | Drama, Horror
3.7/5 (with 19 votes)

Jealous of her vapidly "good" sister's popularity, poisonous Viktoria doses pretty Klara's tea with a slow-acting fatal substance. As the latter grows hysterically weak, the former finds success increasingly compromised by guilt, blackmail, and the pesky need to kill others lest she be exposed.

Prince and the Evening Star(1979)

3.0/5 (with 9 votes)

A wonderful fairytale about looking for love, defeating evil and learning some valuable moral lessons on the way. The story begins with the young Prince Velen , who is left in charge of the castle and his three sisters. During the night he has a visitation and before he knows it, all his sisters are married off and gone away, and himself falls in love with beautiful Večernice.Now he is faced with the King's wraths and charged with a quest. The journey, however, hides obstacles and danger; not only treacherous merchants and robbers, but also a evil wizard Mrakomor...

Adele Hasn't Had Her Dinner Yet(1978)

3.8/5 (with 24 votes)

When famous detective Nick Carter visits Prague, he becomes involved in strange case of a missing dog and even stranger carnivorous plant. He becomes convinced that he is standing against his greatest enemy, the Gardener, who supposedly died years ago in a swamp...

The Little Mermaid(1976)

3.5/5 (with 19 votes)

The little mermaid rescues a prince from drowning and falls in love with him. To be with him, she makes a deal with the evil sorceress: her beautiful voice against a life on land. It seems to work at first, the prince is enchanted with her lovely appearance. But the memory of a foreign princess still haunts him: The one who found him on the beach where the mermaid had left him, and whom he (of course) believes to be his saviour. To resolve this mistake is too much for the mute little mermaid, and not even her father, king of all seas, can help her in the impending catastrophe.

Fruit of Paradise(1970)

1h 39min | Drama, Fantasy
3.2/5 (with 18 votes)

An experimental retelling of the story of Adam and Eve which then progresses into an allegorical depiction of the loss of innocence.

Directed by Věra Chytilová - With Jan Schmid, Karel Novák, Jan Schmid, Luděk Sobota, Jaromír Vomáčka, Josef Somr, ...

Joachim, Put It in the Machine(1974)

1h 35min | Comedy
3.7/5 (with 13 votes)

A sincere provincial young man, Frantisek Koudelka leaves to work in Prague. For the trip he buys a computer made horoscope with biorhythms charts, marked according to his date of birth, there are trappy, precarious, unsuccessful and even critical days and few successful days. The clumsy luckless person Frantisek has finally a guidance for his life.

Witchhammer(1970)

1h 43min | Drama, Thriller
3.8/5 (with 25 votes)

A ruthless inquisitor spins the superstitions of local peasants into religious heresy, finding cause to accuse dozens of innocent men and women of witchcraft. The inquisitor targets nobles and merchants, whose property and goods are then confiscated. After suffering an array of medieval tortures, most of the accused confess—only to be burned alive at the stake as helpless villagers watch. With its bold and striking cinematography, the film captures scenes of both daring nudity and brutal torture.

The Ear(1970)

1h 34min | Thriller, Drama
3.6/5 (with 25 votes)

Senior ministry official Ludvik and his wife Anna come back from an official party only to find their home has been broken into and is riddled with listening devices. A harrowing night follows as the couple becomes more and more paranoid that they’re being targeted by the government.

A Thousand and One Nights(1974)

3.1/5 (with 5 votes)

Five different exploits of Sinbad the sailor where he gets mixed up with the pretty daughters of exotic potentates, with powerful monsters that threaten his existence, and with all sorts of teeming jungle life.

Directed by Karel Zeman

The Girl on the Broomstick(1972)

3.4/5 (with 19 votes)

Dívka na koštěti or The Girl on the Broomstick is a 1972 Czechoslovak fantasy-comedy film directed by Václav Vorlíček. It tells a story of a teenage witch, Saxana (played by Petra Černocká), frozen in time as a punishment for 300 years, who finds herself in a modern world. A sequel was released in 2011 - Saxána a Lexikon Kouzel.

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The Sorcerer's Apprentice(1978)

1h 22min | Animation, Fantasy
3.7/5 (with 19 votes)

Krabat, a beggar boy, is lured to become an apprentice to an evil, one-eyed sorcerer. With a number of other boys, he works at the sorcerer's mill while learning black magic. Every Christmas one of the boys has to face the master in a magical duel, where the boy never stands a chance because the master is the only person who is allowed to use a secret spell: The Koraktor.

Directed by Karel Zeman

Beauty and the Beast(1978)

3.8/5 (with 30 votes)

Julie, the youngest daughter of a bankrupt merchant, sacrifices her life in order to save her father. She goes to an enchanted castle in the woods and meets Netvor, a bird-like monster. As Netvor begins to fall in love with Julie, he must suppress his beastly urge to kill her.

Behold Homolka(1970)

1h 20min | Comedy
3.4/5 (with 8 votes)

This light comedy finds a Czech taxi driver taking his family on a weekend outing in the country. His wife, daughter-in-law, son and two grandchildren are the passengers who disturb the solitude of two young lovers. While the women attend the horse races, the father sits home getting drunk and watching football. The overweight daughter-in-law is upset because she has blown her chances to become a ballerina. All members of the family are caught up in their own individual problems in this realistically portrayed family comedy.

Case for a Rookie Hangman(1970)

1h 42min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
3.3/5 (with 10 votes)

Lemuel Gulliver (Lubomír Kostelka) has had a car accident and continues his journey across the unknown countryside on foot. On the road he finds a dead rabbit dressed like a man and takes a watch from its waistcoat breast pocket. The half-ruined house that he enters reminds Lemuel of his childhood and brings up a painful memory of a dearly loved girl Markéta who was drowned years ago. Gulliver finds himself in Balnibarbi, a country where he doesn't understand the laws and habits and so continually offends against public decency. It is a day when people are ordered to keep their mouths shut and they force their visitor to follow suit. He faces harsh interrogation and finds it difficult to explain that he is not the rabbit Oscar whose watch has been found in his possession.

The Ninth Heart(1979)

1h 28min | Fantasy
3.6/5 (with 3 votes)

Martin, a poor student, volunteers to go on a quest to find a cure for the princess Adriana, who is stricken with a strange illness. Unknown to Martin or anyone else, the princess is actually under the spell of the powerful magician Andlobrandini, who is preparing a rejuvenating elixir made from the blood of nine men's hearts.

Adelheid(1970)

1h 39min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.4/5 (with 9 votes)

In the aftermath of World War II, a soldier takes charge of a manor formerly owned by a German family and falls in love with the daughter, now a maid. Their relationship forces him to confront the tension between his love and his conscience.

Smoke on the Potato Fields(1977)

1h 34min | Drama
3.3/5 (with 4 votes)

In this character study by Czech director Frantisek Vlacil, a stout middle-aged physician whose marriage has come apart establishes a practice in a small town. Gradually he's drawn into the lives of his patients—a childless couple, a pregnant girl with a stern mother, the son of a duck farmer—and each relationship reveals a bit more about him and the idyllic but insular community.

Jabberwocky(1971)

3.4/5 (with 14 votes)

In stop-motion animation, a wardrobe moves through the countryside. It arrives in a house, a child's voice recites Lewis Carroll's "Jabberwocky," and various objects, such as toys and dolls, move about, disintegrate, and play out archetypal scenes. Like Carroll's verse, the images are at once familiar and unfamiliar. A child's play suit, hanging in the wardrobe, becomes the adventure's protagonist.

Directed by Jan Švankmajer

The Apple Game(1978)

1h 40min | Comedy, Drama
2.9/5 (with 3 votes)

Sarcastic comedy about the Czechoslovakia of the seventies. A young gynaecologist can't figure out whether to get serious with a young nurse or to stay casual with his married lover. Things get complicated when both women don't want to play his game anymore.

A Night at Karlstein(1974)

1h 23min | Comedy, History, Music
3.9/5 (with 5 votes)

No Woman is allowed into Karlstejn Castle! Yet the enamoured Daniele Kolářová and the equally enamoured Jana Brejchová manage to spend one night in disguise in the Castle despite the strict royal ban.

Long Live Ghosts!(1977)

3.3/5 (with 7 votes)

A trespassing gang of boys encounter a ghost in the ruins of a castle. When they rescue the ghost who is caught in a trapset, they become allies in a fight to prevent ruins from being turned into mushroom farm by the city authorities.

Monkey's Playtime(1978)

1h 27min | Comedy, Fantasy
3.7/5 (with 2 votes)

The fisherman Fuksa fishes in the creek an old bottle and he sells it to innkeeper Merta. When Merta opens it, a genie appears, who can fulfill all his wishes.

Directed by Milan Muchna - With Josef Kemr, Josef Vinklář, Josef Somr, Vladimír Dlouhý, Otakar Brousek Jr, Josef Větrovec, ...

Secluded, Near Woods(1976)

1h 32min | Comedy
3.6/5 (with 15 votes)

The Lavicka's, a Czech family from the city, rents a house in the country with the option to buy. However, old Mr Komarek seems reluctant to sell the house as they agreed.

The Divine Emma(1979)

1h 50min | Drama, History, Music
3.2/5 (with 3 votes)

The opera lady singer Ema Destinnová is in all her splendor at the American stages. But in Europe there rages war and she decides to return home to Bohemia.

Our Gang(1977)

1h 34min | Comedy
4.0/5 (with 2 votes)

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On the Comet(1970)

3.0/5 (with 11 votes)

When a comet passes the Earth very closely, it pulls a small part of North Africa, and a small swathe of humanity, along with it.

Days of Betrayal(1973)

3h 47min | History, Drama
4.0/5 (with 1 vote)

This feature film based on the events of 1938 is a chronicle of the futile efforts of the Czechoslovak president Edvard Benes (Jirí Pleskot), politicians and ordinary citizens, to save the independence and the territorial integrity of the state from the advance of Hitler's Germany. On the 29th of March 1938 the leader of the Sudeten Germans Henlein (Werner Ehrlicher) has a meeting with Hitler (Gunnar Möller). Hitler orders him to intensify pressure on the Czechoslovak government. On the 24th of April in Carlsbad, the Sudetendeutsche Partei (Sudeten German Party) decides upon eight demands that are unacceptable to the Czechoslovak President, since they would ultimately lead to the break-up of the Republic. Benes still shows a certain willingness to negotiate, and Henlein resents this. The Germans are determined to make further negotiations impossible through incidents and violence.

How to Get Daddy to Change(1978)

1h 30min | Comedy, Kids & Family
3.9/5 (with 10 votes)

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