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DVD 5254

December 08, 2017

Burning Bush (2013)

Plot: Based on real characters and events, this haunting drama focuses on the personal sacrifice of a Prague history student, Jan Palach, who set himself on fire in 1969 in protest against the Soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia in the previous year. Dagmar Burešová, a young female lawyer, became part of his legacy by defending Palach’s family in a trial against the communist government, a regime which tried to dishonour Palach’s sacrifice, a heroic action for the freedom of Czechoslovakia.

Original Title: Hořící keř

Director: Agnieszka Holland

Main Cast: Tatiana Pauhofová, Jaroslava Pokorná, Petr Stach

Genres: Biography, Drama

Country of Origin: Czech Republic

Language: Czech