Burning Bush (2014)

Burning Bush was released on DVD on September 16, 2014
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Acclaimed director Agnieszka Holland (Europa, Europa) returns to a pivotal time in modern Czech history: the shocking act of a student of the Charles University’s Faculty of Arts, who in protest of the Soviet occupation, set himself on fire in Prague’s Wenceslas Square on the 16th of January 1969, and died four days later.

Through the story of the brave defense attorney Dagmar Buresova, who defended Palach’s legacy in a doomed lawsuit, the film examines the transformations taking place in Czechoslovak society after the invasion of the armies of the Warsaw Pact in August of 1968. It depicts the beginnings of Czech and Slovak resistance against the occupation, which reached its apex with the mass protests during Palach’s funeral. It also shows the nation’s gradual resignation under the pressure of fear and harsher persecution.

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US DVD Release Date September 16, 2014
UK DVD Release Date UK - Not announced
Australia DVD Release Date AU - Not announced

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Complete Movie Details

Run time 234 minutes
DVD and Blu-ray Release Date September 16, 2014
Actors Tatiana Pauhofova, Ivan Trojan, Jan Budar, Jaroslava Pokorna, Petr Stach, Vojtech Kotek, Patrik Dergel
Directed by Agnieszka Holland
Studio Kino International
MPAA Not-Rated
Gross $12,049
Genre(s) Drama, TV Miniseries
Where to Rent
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