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Polívka, Boleslav

Works: 69 works in 185 publications in 7 languages and 950 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  War films  History  Children's films  Biography  Humor  Juvenile works  Documentary films  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Actor, Author, Performer, Author of screenplay, Director, Singer, Other, Narrator
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Boleslav Polívka
Musíme si pomáhat by Jan Hřebejk( Visual )

34 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jan Hrebejk's Divided we fall, the Czech nominee for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2001 Academy Awards, tells the moving tale of a Czech couple attempting desperately to preserve their humanity while the Nazis take over their country and wage war on the rest of Europe. Bolek Polivka stars as Josef, a humble man helping the Jews pack up and leave before the Nazi invasion. He and his wife, Marie (the marvelous Anna Siskova), are in danger of drifting apart because they are unable to have children. Once the war begins and the Jews are shepherded out of their town and to Theresienstadt, Marie and Josef must obey the Gestapo's rules or else end up being arrested. They are visited almost daily by Horst (Jaroslav Ducek), who is quite taken with Marie while trying to lure Josef into collaborating the Nazis; to show his support for the new regime, Horst has even trimmed his mustache and combed his hair so that he closely resembles Hitler. When an escaped Jew (whose father Josef and Horst used to work for) shows up needing help, Josef and Marie are unable to say no, even though they understand that they will be killed if they are caught harbouring a fugitive. Hrebejk's film, featuring powerful music and stunning camerawork--including emotional scenes shot in virtual slow motion with frames cut out and a grainy texture--is an important document of a horrific time in which people were forced to make basic human decisions about themselves and their neighbors that could lead to the death and devastation of entire communities
Pupendo( Visual )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in Czech and Chuvash and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 1980s, two families (one father is a scultpure) in Prague try to make lives for themselves
Wir müssen zusammenhalten( Visual )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in German and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tragikomödie um das Paar Josef und Marie, das im Jahre 1943 in einer tschechischen Kleinstadt einen jüdischen Flüchtling versteckt
Šašek a královna( Visual )

6 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Czech caretaker of an historic castle imagines himself as a medieval court jester. The story shifts between the present day, and his imaginings of the medieval court and the increasingly sadistic Queen
Kytice( Visual )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in Czech and Undetermined and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven stories based on Czech ballads from the 19th century told through beautiful cinematography and limited dialogue. Spanning over 80 years from spring to winter, the tales speak of human love, passion, obsession and selfishness
Kalamita( Visual )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in Czech and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The hero, Honza Dostál, experiences many small calamities in life. After higher education, he wants to experience something completely different. He becomes a train engineer, like his forefathers. But he drives straight into an avalanche
Dědictví aneb kurvahošigutntag by Věra Chytilová( Visual )

6 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in Czech and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comedy about a poor man who inherits a million dollars and a lot of valuable property in the big city, and how he discovers who his friends really are
Fen dao bu yang biao = Divided we fall = Wir miissen zusammenhalten by Jan Hřebejk( Visual )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Er ci da zhan, jie ke de yue se fu he ma li fu qi jie hun duo nian, reng wei sheng yu, xiao lia kou chang chang kao zhu qin na cui de you ren huo si te jie ji, er huo si te dui ma li ji yu yi jiu.mou ri, yue se fu de jiu shi lin ju da wei cong ji zhong ying li tao chu, xiang zhe dui xiao fu qi xun qiu bang zhu.yi ri, huo si te jing xiang ma li qiu ai, ma li huang cheng huai you shen yun wei you ju jue, fu qi lia zai qiu zhu wu men de qing kuang xia, zhi sheng wei yi de sheng lu---qing da wei rang ma li huai yun
Commedia dell'arte Divadla na provázku (1974-1985) : analýza, rekonstrukce, dokumentace inscenace režiséra Petra Scherhaufera & Harlekýna Boleslava Polívky by Petr Oslzlý( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in Czech and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Durch diese Nacht sehe ich keinen einzigen Stern( Visual )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in German and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drei Briefentwürfe, die die tschechische Dichterin Bozena Nemcová am 21. November 1861 an ihren Verleger schrieb, bilden des Handlungsgerüst des Films, der das Leben einer emanzipierten Frau entfaltet, aber auch ihren Sturz ins Bodenlose beschreibt. Minimalistisch und in expressiver Manier inszeniert, liefert er keine Nahaufnahmen seiner Protagonisten, sondern erschließt ihr Wesen durch eine Voice-Over-Erzählung und Detailaufnahmen von alltäglichen Utensilien. [film-dienst]
Zapomenuté světlo( Visual )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in Czech and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 1980s in a small Czech village, a priest struggles with the Communist and church bureaucracies as he tries to raise money for a new church roof
Předběžný portrét by Boleslav Polívka( Book )

7 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in Czech and Undetermined and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roming( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in Czech and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jura is a well-dressed student who places his education above all else. One day, seemingly out of the blue, Jura's mustachioed, fedora-wearing father, Roman, invites his son to jump into a ramshackle truck and join him on a trip from Northern Bohemia to Slovakia. But there's a catch: when Jura was just a child, Roman and his best friend, Stano, arranged the boy to be married to a specific woman when he was old enough to wed. Now that day has come, and the three load up the truck and start down the road that will lead to Jura's destiny. But it's not going to be an easy ride, because there's plenty that can go wrong on the road to Slovakia, and Stano's penchant for attracting trouble is well known by both of his traveling companions"--AllRovi WWW site, May 18, 2012
Tian mi de yong yuan by Jan Hřebejk( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in Chinese and Czech and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zhai yao: 1967 nian dong tian, sheng dan jie yao dao lai de qian ji tian, jia jia hu hu du zai zhun bei ying jie jie ri de dao lai shi, 16 sui de mi xiu an lian zhu ji shi tong xue you shi lin ju de jin de ruo, dan mei li de jin de ruo xin zhong yi you suo shu . mi xiu he jin de ruo zhu zai bu la ge yi chu de tong dong bie shu li, ta men liang ren de fu qin yin li chang dui li er shi you ju yu . mi xiu yan li de fu qin zong shi bu gu qing mian di guan jiao ta, jia shang he jin de ruo de gan qing bu shun sui, mi xiu yi zhi men men bu le . yi nian, jin de ruo de mu qin yin bing guo shi, jin de ruo fei chang shang xin, dan ta de ting zhu bei shang zhao gu fu qin, mi xiu ye tou tou de an wei ta . bu jiu, jin de ruo fu qin yi wai di ai shang le mi xiu de a yi, liang jia gan qing que yin wei zhe duan yin yuan er chong xiu jiu hao . mi xiu chen ji xiang jin de ruo biao da ai yi, jin de ruo reng yi qin qi bu neng tong hun li you wan ju . jin de ruo fu qin xiang ju jia dao lun dun du mi yue, bing tan shi jiu wei mou mian de di di, shun dao zai lun dun zhu shang yi duan shi ri
Sedím na konári a je mi dobre( Visual )

2 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in Slovak and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surreal conedy set amidst the chaos and confusion at the end of World War II, a soldier on his way home and a circus performer released from a concentration camp join up and reopen an abandoned village bakery. Both fall in love with a lovely mute they mistake for Esther, the former baker's daughter, who is killed by bandits after bearing a daughter. The two men become the child's devoted fathers until they're betrayed and sent to prison for stealing gold
Musí́me si pomahat=Wir müssen zusammenhalten( Visual )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in Czech and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During World War II and the Nazi occupation of Czechoslavakia, a couple, Josef and Marie, decide to hide a young Jewish neighbor in their small apartment. They keep getting a visit from their neighbor, Horst, who is a German sympathizer and has his eye on Marie. When she rejects his advances he seeks revenge by trying to move a Nazi clerk into their home, forcing the couple to tell a lie that will change their lives forever
Something like happiness by Bohdan Sláma( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in Czech and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three friends residing in an urban Czech housing project find that happiness can come from the place where you least expect it. As the shadow of the country's largest chemical factory looms large over their bleak industrial suburb, Monika (Tatiana Vilhelmová), Toník (Pavel Liška), and Dáša (Aňa Geislerová) hold out hope for a brighter future in another place
Le Bouffon de la reine by Boleslav Polívka( )

3 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in Undetermined and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bolkoviny by Boleslav Polívka( Recording )

3 editions published in 1998 in Czech and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Domácí péče( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in Czech and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dedicated home care nurse Vlasta lives for her husband Lada, her daughter, and her patients. But then one day things change and Vlasta comes to realize that she might need some care too.--Imdb
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Alternative Names
Bolek Polívka

Bolek Polívka acteur, mime, réalisateur, scénariste

Bolek Polívka acteur uit Tsjechië

Bolek Polívka aktor czeski

Bolek Polívka český herec, mím, dramatik a scenárista

Bolek Polívka Czech actor, comedian and scriptwriter

Bolek Polívka tjeckisk skådespelare

Bolek Polívka tjekkisk skuespiller

Bolek Polívka tschechischer Schauspieler, Dramaturg und Bühnenbildner

Bolek Polívka tsjekkisk skodespelar

Bolek Polívka tsjekkisk skuespiller

Boleslav Polívka

Polívka, Bolek.

Polívka, Bolek 1949-

Polívka, Boles

Polívka, Boleslav

Polívka, Boleslav 1949-

Polívkam, Boleslav.

Polívku, Boleslava

Болек Поливка

بولک پولیوکا بازیگر اهل جمهوری چک



Czech (94)

German (13)

Chinese (6)

English (4)

Slovak (2)

Chuvash (2)

Spanish (2)