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Defenestration 1618

Defenestrace 1618

A docudrama recounting the famous Prague event that sparked the Thirty Years’ War. Three people thrown out of a window at Prague Castle. So began the bloodiest conflict Europe had then seen. Strange events took place on 23 May 1618 at the seat of Czech kings, Prague Castle: representatives of the Czech Protestant estates, who had come to the offices of the Czech chancellor (representing the Catholic king), attacked two of the king’s top officials and flung them out of a castle window. It was a religious dispute with political consequences. All of the participants adhered to the classic principal “whose realm, his religion”. However, they all understood it differently. This incident sparked the Thirty Years’ War, the largest military conflict in history until the major wars of the 20th century.

Defenestration 1618

videotape-hdtv | 85´ | © 2018

director(s): Zdeněk Jiráský
producer(s): Czech Television, ARTE, ORF
scriptwriter(s): Pavel Kosatík, Zdeněk Jiráský
director of photography: Michal Černý

cast: Karel Dobrý, Tereza Hofová, Štěpán Kozub, Sára Sandeva, Ondřej Malý, Eva Josefíková, Hynek Chmelař, Jiří Maryško, Tobiáš Heartl, Robert Mikluš, Adrian Jastraban, Pavel Tesař, Marek Pospíchal, Ondřej Bauer and others

rights available: TV, Video, Internet (excluding France, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Austria inc. South Tyrol)
original language: Czech
subtitles available: English

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