Jiří Menzel

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Jiří Menzel (Czech: [ˈjɪr̝iː ˈmɛntsl̩]  (Speaker Icon.svg listen)) (23 February 1938 – 5 September 2020)[1] was a Czech movie director, theatre director, actor, and screenwriter.[2]

He directed the 1966 movie Closely Watched Trains, which won the Academy Award for Best International Feature Film. He was also known for directing Larks on a String and My Sweet Little Village. Menzel was born in Prague.

Menzel died on 5 September 2020 in Prague from problems caused by brain surgery, aged 82.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "V osmdesáti dvou letech zemřel režisér Jiří Menzel". Retrieved 2020-09-06.
  2. "Menzel receives lifetime achievement award". Radio Prague International. 2016-12-11. Retrieved 2020-09-06.

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