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This biopic portrays the last six months in the life of Jan Palach. The philosophy student self-immolated to protest against the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia to crush the Prague Spring. The film opens with a dream-like sequence showing Jan lost in a snowy forest before seguing into the rapid developments of 1968. The "Prague hero's" death got worldwide attention and galvanized the nation with 600,000 people attending his funeral.
DRAMA, 2018 | 124 MIN | RATING TBA | CZECH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
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Viktor Zavadil (Jan Palach), Zuzana Bydžovská, Denisa Barešová, Michal Balcar, Jan Vondráček
H O N O R S / A C C O L A D E S
Best Film – Czech Film Critics Award, 2019