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biography based on true story execution bandit 18th century 17th century national hero


Release Date: August 23, 1963

Year    :   1963
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Genres    :   History, Drama
Production Companies    :   Štúdio hraných filmov Bratislava
Director    :   Paľo Bielik
Producers    :   Vladimír Zimmer, Ladislav Ondreička, Jozef Hacaj, Boris Jurech
Writers    :   Paľo Bielik, Paľo Bielik
RunTime    :   170 mins.

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.

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