Burning Bush

(2013)

Overview

Burning Bush is a 2013 three-part mini-series created for HBO by Polish director Agnieszka Holland. Based on real characters and events, this haunting drama focuses on the personal sacrifice of a Prague history student, Jan Palach, who set himself on fire in protest against the Soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia in 1969. Dagmar Burešová, a young female lawyer, became part of his legacy by defending Jan's family in a trial against the communist government, a regime which tried to dishonour Palach’s sacrifice, a heroic action for the freedom of Czechoslovakia. Jan and Dagmar’s story is one of basic human values, truth, honour, justice and courage.

Top Billed Cast

  1. Petr Stach

    Petr Stach

    Jiří Palach

  2. Igor Bareš

    Igor Bareš

    Major Dočekal

  3. Tatiana Pauhofová

    Tatiana Pauhofová

    Dagmar Buresová

  4. Jaroslava Pokorná

    Jaroslava Pokorná

    Libuše Palachová

  5. Martin Huba

    Martin Huba

    Vilém Nový

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Burning Bush

Miniseries

2013 | 3 Episodes

Season 1 of Burning Bush premiered on January 27, 2013.

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Facts

Original Name Hořící keř

Status Ended

Network

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Certification -

Type Miniseries

Original Language Czech

Runtime 77m

Homepage http://www.hbo.cz/series/horici-ker

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