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Burning Bush 

Horící ker (original title)
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Based on real characters and events, this drama focuses on the personal sacrifice of a Prague history student, Jan Palach, who set himself on fire in protest against the Soviet occupation ... See full summary »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Tatiana Pauhofová ...  Dagmar Buresová 3 episodes, 2013
Jaroslava Pokorná ...  Libuse Palachová 3 episodes, 2013
Petr Stach ...  Jirí Palach 3 episodes, 2013
Vojtech Kotek ...  Ondrej Trávnícek 3 episodes, 2013
Patrik Dergel ...  Pavel Janda 3 episodes, 2013
Martin Huba ...  Vilém Nový 3 episodes, 2013
Igor Bares ...  mjr. Docekal 3 episodes, 2013
Adrian Jastraban Adrian Jastraban ...  Vladimír Charouz 3 episodes, 2013
Jan Budar ...  Radim Bures 3 episodes, 2013
Ivan Trojan ...  mjr. Jires 3 episodes, 2013
Denny Ratajský Denny Ratajský ...  por. Bocek 3 episodes, 2013
Jenovéfa Boková ...  Vladka Charouzová 3 episodes, 2013
David Novotný ...  JUDr. Sýkora / ... 3 episodes, 2013
Emma Smetana ...  Hana Cízková 3 episodes, 2013
Tatjana Medvecká ...  MUDr. Ziková 3 episodes, 2013
Ivana Uhlírová Ivana Uhlírová ...  JUDr Reznícková / ... 3 episodes, 2013
Stanislav Zindulka ...  JUDr. Sládecek 3 episodes, 2013
Michaela Procházková Michaela Procházková ...  Zuzanka Buresová 3 episodes, 2013
Tereza Korejsová Tereza Korejsová ...  Lucinka Buresová 3 episodes, 2013
Alois Svehlík ...  nácelník Horyna 3 episodes, 2013
Miroslav Krobot ...  Pruvodcí Jiricka / ... 3 episodes, 2013
Ondrej Malý ...  JUDr. Knapp 3 episodes, 2013
Tomás Dianiska 3 episodes, 2013
Jirí Bábek 3 episodes, 2013
Hana Marie Marousková Hana Marie Marousková 3 episodes, 2013
Lukás Cernoch Lukás Cernoch 3 episodes, 2013
Pavel Cisovský Pavel Cisovský 3 episodes, 2013
Sebastian Jacques Sebastian Jacques 3 episodes, 2013
Zuzana Truplová Zuzana Truplová ...  Studentka FFUK 3 episodes, 2013
Marian Roden 3 episodes, 2013
Jana Pidrmanová 3 episodes, 2013
Lukás Príkazský 3 episodes, 2013
Filip Capka 3 episodes, 2013
Martin Sitta Martin Sitta 3 episodes, 2013
Lenka Loubalová Lenka Loubalová 3 episodes, 2013
Václav Marhold Václav Marhold 3 episodes, 2013
Ivan Rezác 3 episodes, 2013
Ivan G'Vera 3 episodes, 2013
Borík Procházka Borík Procházka 3 episodes, 2013
Ivo Kubecka Ivo Kubecka 3 episodes, 2013
Jaroslav Pulda Jaroslav Pulda 3 episodes, 2013
Josef Hervert Josef Hervert 3 episodes, 2013
Claudia Vaseková 3 episodes, 2013
Anne-Francoise Josephová Anne-Francoise Josephová 3 episodes, 2013
Alena Dlouhá Alena Dlouhá 3 episodes, 2013
Lambert Slezák Lambert Slezák 3 episodes, 2013
Jirí Kohout Jirí Kohout 3 episodes, 2013
Hynek Chmelar Hynek Chmelar 3 episodes, 2013
Lubos Veselý 3 episodes, 2013
Slávek Bilský Slávek Bilský 3 episodes, 2013
Roman Slovák Roman Slovák 3 episodes, 2013
Karel Gult Karel Gult 3 episodes, 2013
Ctirad Götz Ctirad Götz 3 episodes, 2013
Miroslav Sabadin Miroslav Sabadin 3 episodes, 2013
Nadezda Husáková Nadezda Husáková 3 episodes, 2013
Ludek Nesleha Ludek Nesleha 3 episodes, 2013
Marta Vítu Marta Vítu 3 episodes, 2013
Pavla Gajdosíková Pavla Gajdosíková 3 episodes, 2013
Petr Franek Petr Franek 3 episodes, 2013
Lukás Kristán Lukás Kristán 3 episodes, 2013
Karel Wiencek Karel Wiencek 3 episodes, 2013
Milan Encev Milan Encev 3 episodes, 2013
Rostislav Novák Jr. 3 episodes, 2013
Vladimír Kulhavý Vladimír Kulhavý 3 episodes, 2013
Milena Sajdkova Milena Sajdkova 3 episodes, 2013
Milan Senki Milan Senki 3 episodes, 2013
Veronika Janku Veronika Janku 3 episodes, 2013
Jirí Vobecký Jirí Vobecký 3 episodes, 2013
Klára Hanusová Klára Hanusová 3 episodes, 2013
David Noll David Noll 3 episodes, 2013
Filip Benesovský Filip Benesovský 3 episodes, 2013
Petr Krejcí Petr Krejcí 3 episodes, 2013
Ivan Nemec Ivan Nemec 3 episodes, 2013
Jakub Zindulka Jakub Zindulka 3 episodes, 2013
Diana Soltýsová Diana Soltýsová 3 episodes, 2013
Pavlína Skruzná Pavlína Skruzná 3 episodes, 2013
Vít Levinský Vít Levinský 3 episodes, 2013
Petr Vancura 3 episodes, 2013
Jirí Tichý Jirí Tichý 3 episodes, 2013
Hana Strnadová Hana Strnadová 3 episodes, 2013
Petr Sedlácek Petr Sedlácek 3 episodes, 2013
Jacob Erftemeijer 3 episodes, 2013
Samuel Spisák Samuel Spisák 3 episodes, 2013
Jan Battek Jan Battek 3 episodes, 2013
Zdenek Faktor Zdenek Faktor 3 episodes, 2013
Jan Ekl Jan Ekl 3 episodes, 2013
Libor Kovár Libor Kovár 3 episodes, 2013
Jaroslava Kopecká Jaroslava Kopecká 3 episodes, 2013
Marie Nevrlá Marie Nevrlá 3 episodes, 2013
Matej Sámal Matej Sámal 3 episodes, 2013
Bohdan Tuma Bohdan Tuma 3 episodes, 2013
Jaroslav Achab Haidler Jaroslav Achab Haidler 3 episodes, 2013
Josef Platz Josef Platz 3 episodes, 2013
Petr Buchácek Petr Buchácek 3 episodes, 2013
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Storyline

Based on real characters and events, this drama focuses on the personal sacrifice of a Prague history student, Jan Palach, who set himself on fire in protest against the Soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia in 1969. Dagmar Buresová, a young female lawyer, became part of his legacy by defending Jan's family in a trial against the communist government, a regime which tried to dishonor Palach's sacrifice, a heroic action for the freedom of Czechoslovakia. Written by HBO Europe

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Biography | Drama

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Country:

Czech Republic

Language:

Czech

Release Date:

27 January 2013 (Czech Republic) See more »

Also Known As:

Burning Bush See more »

Filming Locations:

Prague, Czech Republic

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$16,731

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$80,943
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Trivia

Karel Roden was considered for the part of Vladimír Charouz, eventually played by Adrian Jastraban. See more »

Connections

Referenced in DVTV: Agnieszka Holland (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Morituri te salutant
Music by Karel Kryl
Lyrics by Karel Kryl
Performed by Petr Sedlácek, Emma Smetana
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I am still reeling....
28 October 2013 | by UrbanRattSee all my reviews

I just viewed this at the Philadelphia Film Festival, and I am still reeling. This movie packs a wallop, I was on the edge of my seat for the whole viewing. The four-plus hours (including two well-timed intermissions) flew by. The Burning Bush is well worth your time.

The story has multiple characters, is complicated and intricate. In light of the current attention given to bullying, this is a primer of institutional and political bullying against private citizens by an occupying force, and of how that poison spread to local government officials. The depth of emotions, the short-sightedness of those in control, and the long-term fallout of decisions are all explored in depth.

Holland's deft hand at keeping these many balls in the air, of not going overboard with personalities, and in maintaining the viewer's interest, is the sign of a true master. The cinematography, pacing, and acting are superb. This exploration of the power of martyrdom, or, better stated, the making of a martyr, is most powerful because it presents various points of view and subsequent decisions made, radiating outwards from Jan Palach's desperate act of defiance.

If you have the chance to see this, make the time.


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