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Forgotten Light (1996)
105 min | Drama

Father Holy, a village priest, battles against the state and religious bureaucracies of 1980s Czechoslovakia in his fight to raise money for a new church roof. Permeated by his love for the villagers, his encounters are marked by his good ...See moreFather Holy, a village priest, battles against the state and religious bureaucracies of 1980s Czechoslovakia in his fight to raise money for a new church roof. Permeated by his love for the villagers, his encounters are marked by his good humor. In his losing battle against Church and State, Holy is ordered to be transferred away from his parish and his allies. The Czech-American, Milena Jelinek, adapted this moving story from the the novel The Forgotten Light, by the 1930s Czech writer/poet and Catholic priest Jakub Deml. (1934) Written by Anonymous See less
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Jakub Deml (book "Zapomenuté svetlo") | Milena Jelínek
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Updated Dec 19, 1996

Release date
Dec 19, 1996 (Czechia)

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12 cast members
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Bolek Polívka
Vicar Holý Vicar Holý   See fewer
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Veronika Zilková
Marjánka Marjánka   See fewer
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Petr Kavan
Francek Francek   See fewer
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Jirí Pecha
Klíma Klíma   See fewer
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Antonín Kinský
Count Kinský Count Kinský   See fewer
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Jirí Lábus
Vicar Kubista Vicar Kubista   See fewer
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Richard Metznarowski
Chapter's Vicar Chapter's Vicar   See fewer
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Miroslav Knoz
Archbishop Archbishop   See fewer
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Agáta Pracharová
Eliska (as Agáta Hanychová) Eliska (as Agáta Hanychová)   See fewer
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Michal Prikryl
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7.2 / 10 | 266 votes