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The Cremator
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directed by Juraj Herz, 1934-; performed by Rudolf Hrusínský, 1920-1994, Vlasta Chramostová, 1926- and Jana Stehnová, fl. 1967-1969 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1969), 1 hour 36 mins
A Czechoslovakian man who loves working at his crematorium begins to take the advice of an old war buddy concerning the importance of his German heritage and the issue of his half Jewish wife.
directed by Juraj Herz, 1934-; performed by Rudolf Hrusínský, 1920-1994, Vlasta Chramostová, 1926- and Jana Stehnová, fl. 1967-1969 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1969), 1 hour 36 mins
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Ivan the Terrible, Part 1
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directed by Sergei M. Eisenstein, 1898-1948; designed by Leonid Naumov, fl. 1944 and Nadezhda Buzina, fl. 1944; produced by Sergei M. Eisenstein, 1898-1948; performed by Nikolai Cherkasov, 1903-1966, Lyudmila Tselikovskaya, 1919-1992, Serafima Birman, 1890-1976, Mikhail Nazvanov, 1914-1964, Mikhail Zharov, 1899-1981, Amvrosi Buchma, 1891-1957, Mikhail Kuznetsov, 1918-1986 and Pavel Kadochnikov, 1915-1988 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1945), 1 hour 39 mins
Navigating the deadly waters of Stalinist politics, Eisenstein was able to film two parts of his planned trilogy about the troubled sixteenth-century tsar who united Russia. Visually stunning and powerfully acted, Ivan the Terrible charts the rise to power and descent into terror of this veritable dictator. Thoug...
directed by Sergei M. Eisenstein, 1898-1948; designed by Leonid Naumov, fl. 1944 and Nadezhda Buzina, fl. 1944; produced by Sergei M. Eisenstein, 1898-1948; performed by Nikolai Cherkasov, 1903-1966, Lyudmila Tselikovskaya, 1919-1992, Serafima Birman, 1890-1976, Mikhail Nazvanov, 1914-1964, Mikhail Zharov, 1899-1981, Amvrosi Buchma, 1891-1957, Mikhail Kuznetsov, 1918-1986 and Pavel Kadochnikov, 1915-1988 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1945), 1 hour 39 mins
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Kanal
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directed by Andrzej Wajda, 1926-; designed by Jerzy Szeski, 1920-1992; performed by Wienczyslaw Glinski, 1921-2007, Tadeusz Janczar, 1926-1997 and Teresa Izewska, 1933-1982 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1957), 1 hour 37 mins
'Watch them closely, for these are the last hours of their lives,' announces a narrator, foretelling the tragedy that unfolds as a war-ravaged company of Home Army resistance fighters tries to escape the Nazi onslaught through the sewers of Warsaw. Determined to survive, the men and women slog through the hellish...
directed by Andrzej Wajda, 1926-; designed by Jerzy Szeski, 1920-1992; performed by Wienczyslaw Glinski, 1921-2007, Tadeusz Janczar, 1926-1997 and Teresa Izewska, 1933-1982 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1957), 1 hour 37 mins
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Love Affair, or the Case of the Missing Switchboard Operator
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directed by Dušan Makavejev, 1932-; designed by Jelisaveta Gobecki, 1927-2001; performed by Ruzica Sokic, 1934-2013, Slobodan Aligrudic, 1934-1985 and Eva Ras, 1941- (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1967), 1 hour 9 mins
In outline, this is the story of the tragic romance between a young telephonist (Eva Ras) and a middle-aged rodent sanitation specialist (Slobodan Aligrudic) in Belgrade. Yet in Dusan Makavejev’s manic hands, this second feature becomes an endlessly surprising, time-shifting exploration of love and freedom. Feat...
directed by Dušan Makavejev, 1932-; designed by Jelisaveta Gobecki, 1927-2001; performed by Ruzica Sokic, 1934-2013, Slobodan Aligrudic, 1934-1985 and Eva Ras, 1941- (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1967), 1 hour 9 mins
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Marketa Lazarova
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directed by Frantisek Vlácil, 1924-1999; designed by Theodor Pistek, 1932-; produced by Filmové studio Barrandov; performed by Josef Kemr, 1922-1995, Nada Hejna, 1906-1994, Frantisek Velecký, 1934-2003, Ivan Palúch, 1940-, Pavla Polaskova, fl. 1967, Michal Kozuch, 1921-1975, Magda Vásáryová, 1948-, Harry Studt, 1899-1976, Vlastimil Harapes, 1946-, Zdenek Kryzánek, 1920-1975, Zdenek Rehor, 1920-1994, Vladimír Mensík, 1929-1988 and Zdenek Stepánek, 1896-1968 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1967), 2 hours 46 mins
In its native land, František Vláčil’s Marketa Lazarová has been hailed as the greatest Czech film ever made.
directed by Frantisek Vlácil, 1924-1999; designed by Theodor Pistek, 1932-; produced by Filmové studio Barrandov; performed by Josef Kemr, 1922-1995, Nada Hejna, 1906-1994, Frantisek Velecký, 1934-2003, Ivan Palúch, 1940-, Pavla Polaskova, fl. 1967, Michal Kozuch, 1921-1975, Magda Vásáryová, 1948-, Harry Studt, 1899-1976, Vlastimil Harapes, 1946-, Zdenek Kryzánek, 1920-1975, Zdenek Rehor, 1920-1994, Vladimír Mensík, 1929-1988 and Zdenek Stepánek, 1896-1968 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1967), 2 hours 46 mins
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WR: Mysteries of the Organism
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directed by Dušan Makavejev, 1932-; designed by Mirjana Ostojic, 1934-; produced by Svetozar Udovicki, 1926-1996 and Dušan Makavejev, 1932-, Neoplanta Film and Telepool; performed by Zoran Radmilović, 1933-1985, Tuli Kupferberg, 1923-2010, Jagoda Kaloper, 1947-, Ivica Vidović, 1939-2011 and Milena Dravić, 1940- (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1971), 1 hour 25 mins
What does the energy harnessed through orgasm have to do with the state of communist Yugoslavia circa 1971? Only counterculture filmmaker extraordinaire Dušan Makavejev has the answers (or the questions). His surreal documentary-fiction collision WR: Mysteries of the Organism begins as an investigation into the l...
directed by Dušan Makavejev, 1932-; designed by Mirjana Ostojic, 1934-; produced by Svetozar Udovicki, 1926-1996 and Dušan Makavejev, 1932-, Neoplanta Film and Telepool; performed by Zoran Radmilović, 1933-1985, Tuli Kupferberg, 1923-2010, Jagoda Kaloper, 1947-, Ivica Vidović, 1939-2011 and Milena Dravić, 1940- (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1971), 1 hour 25 mins
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Andrei Rublev
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directed by Andrei Tarkovsky, 1932-1986; designed by Evgeniy Chernyaev, 1921-1992; produced by Mosfilm; performed by Ivan Lapikov, 1922-1993, Nikolay Grinko, 1920-1989 and Anatoliy Solonitsyn, 1934-1982 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1966), 3 hours 26 mins
Immediately suppressed by the Soviets in 1966, Andrei Tarkovsky's epic masterpiece is a sweeping medieval tale of Russia's greatest icon painter. Too experimental, too frightening, too violent, and too politically complicated to be released officially, Andrei Rublev has existed only in shortened, censored versions...
directed by Andrei Tarkovsky, 1932-1986; designed by Evgeniy Chernyaev, 1921-1992; produced by Mosfilm; performed by Ivan Lapikov, 1922-1993, Nikolay Grinko, 1920-1989 and Anatoliy Solonitsyn, 1934-1982 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1966), 3 hours 26 mins
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A Generation
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directed by Andrzej Wajda, 1926-; designed by Jerzy Szeski, 1920-1992; produced by Zespól Filmowy "Kadr"; performed by Tadeusz Lomnicki, 1927-1992, Urszula Modrzynska, 1928-2010, Tadeusz Janczar, 1926-1997, Roman Polanski, 1933-, Janusz Paluszkiewicz, 1912-1990 and Ryszard Kotys, 1932- (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1955), 1 hour 27 mins
Stach is a wayward teen living in squalor on the outskirts of Nazi-occupied Warsaw. Guided by an avuncular Communist organizer, he is introduced to the underground resistance — and to the beautiful Dorota. Soon he is engaged in dangerous efforts to fight oppression and indignity, maturing as he assumes responsib...
directed by Andrzej Wajda, 1926-; designed by Jerzy Szeski, 1920-1992; produced by Zespól Filmowy "Kadr"; performed by Tadeusz Lomnicki, 1927-1992, Urszula Modrzynska, 1928-2010, Tadeusz Janczar, 1926-1997, Roman Polanski, 1933-, Janusz Paluszkiewicz, 1912-1990 and Ryszard Kotys, 1932- (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1955), 1 hour 27 mins
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Ivan the Terrible, Part 2
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directed by Sergei M. Eisenstein, 1898-1948; designed by M. Safonova, fl. 1944 and Leonid Naumov, fl. 1944; produced by Sergei M. Eisenstein, 1898-1948; performed by Nikolai Cherkasov, 1903-1966, Serafima Birman, 1890-1976, Mikhail Nazvanov, 1914-1964, Mikhail Zharov, 1899-1981, Amvrosi Buchma, 1891-1957, Mikhail Kuznetsov, 1918-1986, Pavel Kadochnikov, 1915-1988 and Vsevolod Pudovkin, 1893-1953 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1958), 1 hour 26 mins
Navigating the deadly waters of Stalinist politics, Eisenstein was able to film two parts of his planned trilogy about the troubled sixteenth-century tsar who united Russia. Visually stunning and powerfully acted, Ivan the Terrible charts the rise to power and descent into terror of this veritable dictator. Thoug...
directed by Sergei M. Eisenstein, 1898-1948; designed by M. Safonova, fl. 1944 and Leonid Naumov, fl. 1944; produced by Sergei M. Eisenstein, 1898-1948; performed by Nikolai Cherkasov, 1903-1966, Serafima Birman, 1890-1976, Mikhail Nazvanov, 1914-1964, Mikhail Zharov, 1899-1981, Amvrosi Buchma, 1891-1957, Mikhail Kuznetsov, 1918-1986, Pavel Kadochnikov, 1915-1988 and Vsevolod Pudovkin, 1893-1953 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1958), 1 hour 26 mins
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Knife in the Water
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directed by Roman Polanski, 1933-; produced by Stanislaw Zylewicz, 1908-1994; performed by Leon Niemczyk, 1923-2006, Jolanta Umecka, fl. 1962-1967 and Zygmunt Malanowicz, 1938- (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1962), 1 hour 35 mins
Roman Polanski's first feature is a brilliant psychological thriller that many critics still consider among his greatest work. The story is simple, yet the implications of its characters' emotions and actions are profound. When a young hitchhiker joins a couple on a weekend yacht trip, psychological warfare breaks...
directed by Roman Polanski, 1933-; produced by Stanislaw Zylewicz, 1908-1994; performed by Leon Niemczyk, 1923-2006, Jolanta Umecka, fl. 1962-1967 and Zygmunt Malanowicz, 1938- (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1962), 1 hour 35 mins
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