Juraj Herz
(Slovakia)

Juraj Herz (*1934, Kežmarok) studied at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague to complete his studies in direction and acting at the Department of Puppetry in 1958. Since then he has lived in Czech Republic. He is among the legends of Czechoslovak cinematography. He entered the world of film over half a century ago as a talented and original film-maker who moves with equal confidence and grace across genres, from psychological drama, through comedy and tragic grotesque, to compelling story with mysterious atmosphere. As assistant director he worked on the Oscar-winning film The Shop on the Main Street, in which is also acted. In 1987 he emigrated to Germany where he made films and series for German, Austrian, French and American television companies. His cult films include The Cremator (1968), Sweet Amusements of Past Summer (1969) and Oil Lamps (1971). Is works earned him innumerable domestic and international awards, including festival prices at Karlovy Vary, Monte Carlo and Chicago.

Filmography
Sběrné surovosti
1965
Znamení Raka
1966
Spalovač mrtvol
1968
Kulhavý ďábel
1968
Sladké hry minulého léta
1969
Noční můry
1970
Petrolejové lampy
1971
Pekař Vilém a sličná Naďa
1972
Morgiana
1972
Dotek motýla
1972
Toulavý Engelbert
1973
Holky z porcelánu
1974
Holka na zabití
1975
Den pro mou lásku
1976
Panna a netvor
1978
Deváté srdce
1978
Křehké vztahy
1979
Upír z Feratu
1981
Buldoci a třešně
1981
Straka v hrsti
1983
Sladké starosti
1984
Zastihla mě noc
1985
Přezůvky štěstí
1986
Gagman
1987
Liebe ist stärker als der Tod
1988
August '39
1988
Žabí princ
1991
Wolfgang A. Mozart
1991
Maigret
1991
Die Drahtseilbahn
1991
Hloupá Augustina
1993
Císařovy nové šaty
1993
Vision 2000
1993
Lara - Meine Jahre mit Boris Pasternak
1994
Pasáž
1996
Maigret klade past
1996
Maigret a hlava muže
1996
Sperling und das schlafende Mädchen
1998
Politik a herečka
2001
Experiment
2001
Černí andělé
2001
Blboun
2001
Tajné sny
2004
Černí baroni
2004
Miluj bližního svého
2005
Dívka a kouzelník
2008
T.M.A.
2009
Habermannův mlýn
2010
Slovensko 2.0
2014

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