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Rasin, The Man Who Made Czechoslovakia Happen


This two-part dramatic story from the period of the collapse of the Austro-Hungarian Empire captures the key events leading up to the creation of an independent Czechoslovak state in October 1918. Its main protagonists are Alois Rašín and Karel Kramář, who played a fundamental role in realising this long-time dream of the Czechs and Slovaks. They organised a secret conspiratorial network and provided the exile government with much-needed information about the monarchy. They experienced first-hand the fact that patriotism includes the willingness to sacrifice oneself for one's country when they were sentenced to death for treason. In the first government of the newly created republic, however, one of them became Minister of Finance, and the other even Prime Minister.

Rasin, The Man Who Made Czechoslovakia Happen

videotape-hdtv | 70´, 79´ | © 2018

director(s): Jiří Svoboda
producer(s): Czech Television
scriptwriter(s): Jiří Svoboda
director of photography: Marek Janda

cast: Ondřej Vetchý, Miroslav Donutil, Zuzana Stivínová, Lenka Vlasáková, Viktor Preiss, Petr Štěpán, Jaroslav Plesl, Tomáš Töpfer and other

rights available: TV, Video, Internet
original language: Czech
subtitles available: English (parts 1, 2)

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