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Petr
Stach

Actor 

Petr Stach comes from Jablonec and Nisou, and graduated from the department of alternative theater at DAMU in 2001. Since 1999, Stach has performed in productions of the Minor Theater. In addition, he appears in cabaret, pantomime and alternative theater projects. At the Rudolfinum, he starred in the melodrama The One Who Survived the Warsaw, (Ten, který přežil Varšavu) featuring the music of Arnold Schoenberg. Miloš Forman chose him as one of the interpreters of the role of Uli in a new production of A Walk Worthwhile (Dobře placená procházka.) He made his film debut as private Dubálek in Václav Marhoul’s war drama Tobruk. He appeared in the TV series Pool, (Bazén,) District Championship (Okresní přebor) and CSI: Angel (Kriminálka Anděl,) the TV film (Rytmus v patách) and the movie (Lidice.)

In the drama, Burning Bush Petr portrays Jiří Palach, Jan Palach's brother.

Faithful
I remain
The testimonies of people who were there.

The Faithful I Remain website captures authentic and unique testimonies from witnesses of Palach’s sacrifice and presents fascinating stories from people who were inescapably affected by political trials, Soviet occupation and the subsequent “normalization”.

We invited publicly known figures to share their recollections of an historic and challenging time, resulting in a series of interviews full of intimate memories, experiences and impressions that illustrate critical turning points in the period of Communist rule.

The website was created by 2FRESH for HBO Europe s. r. o. to support the Burning Bush, a three-part drama from world-renowned Polish director Agnieszka Holland.The project was completed with assistance from the Prague City Council and Mayor of Prague MUDr. Bohuslav Svoboda.

Burning
bush

HBO Europe's three-part drama Burning Bush, directed by world-renowned Polish filmmaker Agnieszka Holland, premiered on the HBO film channel on 27th January 2013.

Both the most extensive and ambitious project in the history of HBO Europe, the film recalls a period of Czech modern history which had been ignored in Czech cinema until now.

The film begins with the reconstruction of the shocking act of Jan Palach, who set himself on fire on 16 January 1969 in protest against the Soviet occupation

The story follows the young lawyer who represents Jan Palach’s mother against an influential Communist official and serves to describe the transformation of the Czechoslovak society at the time – from the silent protest culminating at Palach’s burial to growing resignation and the upcoming period of “normalization.”

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