Vlastimil Brodský

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Vlastimil Brodský
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Vlastimil Brodský (1975)
Vlastimil Brodský

(1920-12-15)15 December 1920
Died20 April 2002(2002-04-20) (aged 81)
Years active1944-2001
(m. 1964; div. 1980)
Children2, including Tereza Brodská

Vlastimil Brodský (15 December 1920 in Hrušov – 20 April 2002 in Slunečná) was a respected Czech actor. He appeared in more than one hundred films, and is considered a key figure in the postwar development of Czech cinema.[1]

One of his best-known roles was as the title character in Jakob der Lügner for which won the Silver Bear for Best Actor at the 25th Berlin International Film Festival.[2] He also played the king in the hit children's TV series Arabela and as Alois Drchlík in The Visitors.

His final film role was as a pensioner named Frantisek in Autumn Spring. This role earned him his first and only Czech Lion (a prestigious film award), for best actor.

Personal life[edit]

He was married to Jana Brejchová for 16 years before getting a divorce; together they had a daughter, actress Tereza Brodská. Brodský also had a son, actor Marek Brodský.[3] Brodský committed suicide on 20 April 2002.[4]

Selected filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2001 Autumn Spring
1981 The Mysterious Castle in the Carpathians
1977 Tomorrow I'll Wake Up and Scald Myself with Tea
1976 Seclusion Near a Forest
1975 Jacob the Liar
1974 A Night at Karlstein
1969 Larks on a String
End of a Priest
1968 Capricious Summer
All My Compatriots
1966 Closely Watched Trains
People on Wheels
1963 The Cassandra Cat
The King of Kings
1959 When the Woman Butts In
1958 Desire
1958 Today for the Last Time
1957 September Nights
1956 Focus, Please!
1953 The Secret of Blood
Year Title Role Notes
1979 Arabela
1983 Návštěvníci


  1. ^ "Vlastimil BRODSKÝ". FilmReference.com. Retrieved 2007-12-11.
  2. ^ "Berlinale 1975: Prize Winners". berlinale.de. Retrieved 2010-07-10.
  3. ^ Vlastimil Brodský at IMDb
  4. ^ Yurkovsky, Andrew (2002-05-13). "Vlastimil Brodsky: A Dog's Life". World Press Review. Retrieved 2008-01-22.

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