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Janosik (1963)
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Janosik (1963)
Original name: Jánošík
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 163 min.
Story: This film is one of the most popular pictures of Slovak cinema and relates the story about the legendary folk hero and brigand Juro Jánošík [1688-1713] and the social situation in Slovakia of the late 17th and early 18th centuries. The first part talks about Jánošík's childhood, studies and return to his native village. In the second part Jánošík leaves for the hills, where he organizes his band of brigands and starts an anti-feudal resistance. The film concludes with Jánošík's execution.
Plot: bandit, execution, heroes, mountain, death, legendary hero
Time: 16th century
Place: slovakia

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Genre: Drama, History
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Duration: 73 min.
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History
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Duration: 128 min.
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Genre: Drama, History
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Duration: 95 min.
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