The new and modern insight into the life of one of the world greatest personalities Jan Hus brings answers to the questions which were muted in the well-known trilogy by Otakar Vávra from in 1954. This films brings reveals circumstances which were unacceptable for the communism regime under which Vávra has to work.
Jan Hus (Czech pronunciation: [ˈjan ˈɦus]; c. 1369 – 6 July 1415), often referred to in English as John Hus or John Huss, was a Czech priest, philosopher, reformer and master at Charles University in Prague. After John Wycliffe, the theorist of ecclesiastical Reformation, Hus is considered the first Church reformer, as he lived before Luther, Calvin and Zwingli. Hus was a key predecessor to the Protestant movement of the sixteenth century, and his teachings had a strong influence on the states of Europe, most immediately in the approval of a reformist Bohemian religious denomination, and, more than a century later, on Martin Luther himself. He was burned at the stake for heresy against the doctrines of the Catholic Church, including those on ecclesiology, the Eucharist, and other theological topics. After his death in 1415, the followers of Hus's religious teachings (known as Hussites) rebelled against their Roman Catholic rulers and defeated five consecutive papal crusades between 1420 and 1431 in what became known as the Hussite Wars. A century later, as many as 90% of inhabitants of the Czech lands were non-Catholic and some still follow the teachings of Hus and his successors.
Script: E. Kantůrková DOP: Kamera V. Smutný. Cast: M. Hádek, M. Kňažko, J. Dolanský, M. Šoposká, P. Špalková, V. Javorský, M. Dlouhý, J. Plouhar, P. Lněnička, T. Dastlík a další.
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