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Němec, Jan 1936-2016

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Most widely held works by Jan Němec
Perličky na dně = Pearls of the deep by Bohumil Hrabal( Visual )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in Czech and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romance: Focuses on a flirtation between a handsome young Czechoslovakian plumber and a Gypsy teenager
Oratorio for Prague( Visual )

9 editions published between 1968 and 2016 in English and Czech and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A film begun as a documentary about the liberalization of Czechoslovakia becomes a record of the entry of Soviet tanks into Prague in 1968
Sedmikrasky = Daisies by Vera Chytilova( Visual )

5 editions published in 2012 in Czech and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sedmikrasky: Two teenage girls decide that since the world is spoiled they will be spoiled as well; accordingly they embark on a series of destructive pranks in which they consume and destroy the world about them
Démanty noci = Diamonds in the night. Sousto = der Bissen( Visual )

20 editions published between 1964 and 2019 in Czech and English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of two Jewish boys who escape from a train which is transporting them from one concentration camp to another
Pearls of the Czech new wave( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in Czech and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perličky na dně: These five eccentric tales take the viewer on a journey from a motorcycle race to a rain-soaked wedding party to an unexpected cross-cultural romance. -- Sedmikrasky: "Two teenage girls decide that since the world is spoiled they will be spoiled as well; accordingly they embark on a series of destructive pranks in which they consume and destroy the world about them."--O slavnosti a hostech: "A pleasant picnic grows sinister when a cabal of mysterious men emerges from the forest and takes control."--Návrat ztraceného syna: "A successful, seemingly happily married man cannot find his place in the world following his unexplained his suicide attempt." -- Rozmarné léto: "The arrival of a circus performer and his gorgeous young assistant disturbs the tranquility of three middle-aged friends." -- Žert: "During the Stalinist era in Czechoslovakia, a student is sent away for a brutal 're-education' over a simple misunderstanding, then years later exacts his revenge"--Container
A report on the party and the guests( Visual )

4 editions published between 1987 and 2000 in Czech and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A political thriller that satirizes unquestionable conformity. A group of happy picnickers run afoul of a bullying sadist who has an unbreakable hold over his followers. After he interrogates one of them, a stranger then invites everyone to an elegant, formal banquet. The affair is bizarre, and ends with the group armed and hunting down a guest who chose not to remain
Die Verwandlung by Jan Nemec( Visual )

10 editions published between 1975 and 2015 in German and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Als der Handlungsreisende Gregor Samsa eines Morgens erwacht, hat er sich in einen Riesenkäfer verwandelt. Die Familie ist schockiert, nimmt aber zunächst Anteil an Gregors Schicksal. Doch als dieser weiter verwahrlost, wird er zur Belastung ... Kafkas weltberühmte Erzählung in einer klassischen und werkgetreuen Verfilmung: Gregors äussere Verwandlung wird nicht gezeigt, lässt sich aber aus dem Entsetzen der Angehörigen ablesen. Ganz im Sinne Kafkas bleibt es der Fantasie des Zuschauers überlassen, sich das Unfassbare vorzustellen. (DVD-Hülle)
Pearls of the Czech new wave( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With a wicked sense of humor and a healthy streak of surrealism, a group of Czech directors began to speak out about Communism's hypocrisy and absurdity. These six titles are express their thoughts from a remarkable time and place
O slavnosti a hostech by Jan Nemec( Visual )

6 editions published between 1966 and 2011 in Czech and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A political thriller that satirizes unquestioned conformity. A group of happy picnickers run afoul of a bullying sadist who has an unbreakable hold over his followers. After he interrogates one of them, a stranger then invites everyone to an elegant, formal banquet in the woods. The affair is bizarre, and ends with the group armed and hunting down a guest who chose not to remain
Nocní hovory s matkou( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in Czech and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This captivating, innovative film diary finds director Jan Nemec unraveling the threads of his difficult relationship with his mother, who has passed away. In an imaginary dialogue with her, Nemec interweaves his personal life with major events
Jméno kódu Rubín = Code name Ruby( Visual )

6 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two young people in Prague follow the trail for a mystical philosopher's stone. History and future blend as Němec posits questions about the legacy of the past and how it influences the individual's personal freedom and responsibility
Bone metastases of thyroid cancer : biological behaviour and therapeutic possibilities( Book )

4 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toyen( Visual )

2 editions published in 2016 in Multiple languages and Czech and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this essay film, Jan Němec creates a lyrical portrait of Toyen, a key figure in the Czech Surrealist movement. Němec mixes archival footage, re-enactments, and a soundtrack layered with poetry to reveal the inner and outer worlds of Toyen's imagination. -- container
Démanty noc ; Suosto = Diamonds of the night ; der Bissen = A Bite to eat by Arnošt Lusting( Visual )

1 edition published in 1987 in Czech and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diamonds of the night (64 min.) is a study of two Jewish boys who escape from a train which is transporting them from one concentration camp to another. Ultimately they are hunted down by a group of senile home guardists. A Bite to eat (10 min.) is based on the short story on one man's feverish attempt to steal a loaf of bread from a Nazi-guarded train
The party and the guests = O slavnosti a hostech( Visual )

8 editions published between 1966 and 2007 in Czech and English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Distinguished by being "banned forever" in its native Czechoslovakia, Nemec's film is a masterpiece of barbed, darkly sinister wit. As a biting satire of governmental and institutional power and with its astute observations of human nature and conformity, it is a film whose relevance continues to this day. Considered the most politically dangerous film made during the short flowering of the Czech New Wave in the 1960s, this is the first ever release on DVD
Nepodávej ruku číšníkovi by Jan Němec( Book )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2018 in Czech and Italian and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Památné stromy v Čechách, na Moravě, ve Slezsku by Jan Němec( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in Czech and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka( Book )

5 editions published between 1975 and 2007 in German and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel about a man who finds himself transformed into a huge insect, and the effects of this change upon his life. This is a fantastic horror story about a hapless man who is turned into an insect. When Gregor Samsa woke up one morning from unsettling dreams, he found himself changed in his bed into a monstrous vermin. With this startling, bizarre, yet surprisingly funny first sentence, Kafka begins his masterpiece, The Metamorphosis. It is the story of a young man who, transformed overnight into a giant beetlelike insect, becomes an object of disgrace to his family, an outsider in his own home, a quintessentially alienated man. A harrowing -- though absurdly comic -- meditation on human feelings of inadequacy, guilt, and isolation, The Metamorphosis has taken its place as one of the most widely read and influential works of twentieth-century fiction
Les petites perles au fond de l'eau Perlicky na dne by Jiri Menzel( Visual )

4 editions published between 1965 and 2010 in Czech and Undetermined and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Adaptation d'un recueil de nouvelles de Bohumir Hrabal, auteur préféré des cinéastes tchèques de cette période (1965). Le film composé de cinq courts-métrages, part d'une conception créative de l'adaptation littéraire, et non pas illustrative. "La petite perle au fond..." est la petite part de Dieu présente en chaque être humain, selon Hrabal."
Pearls of the deep = Perličky na dně( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in Czech and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five short films by the greatest directors of the Czech New Wave make up this extraordinary anthology ; based on the stories of legendary Czech writer Bohumil Hrabal, the films represent a range of artistic expression and human emotion
 
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Jan Němec český režisér, producent a vysokoškolský pedagóg

Jan Němec cineasta ceco

Jan Němec cseh filmrendező, forgatókönyvíró, egyetemi oktató

Jan Němec Czech director, scriptwriter and university educator

Jan Němec tschechischer Filmemacher

Jan Němec Tsjechisch acteur

Nemeč, Jan 1936-

Nemeč, Jan 1936-2016

Немец, Ян

جان نيميك

یان نیمک فیلمنامه‌نویس، بازیگر، و کارگردان اهل جمهوری چک

ยาน เนเมค

얀 네멕

ヤン・ニェメツ

楊·南曼奇

杨·涅梅茨

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