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Ivan Passer is a Director, Scriptwriter and Assistant Director Tchecoslovaque born on 10 july 1933 at Prague (Republique tcheque)

Ivan Passer

Ivan Passer
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Nationality Tchecoslovaquie
Birth 10 july 1933 at Prague (Republique tcheque)
Death 9 january 2020 (at 86 years)

Ivan Passer, né le 10 juillet 1933 à Prague, est un réalisateur tchèque.


Figure importante de la nouvelle vague tchécoslovaque, Ivan Passer travaille en étroite collaboration avec Miloš Forman sur plusieurs films. Il réalise son premier long métrage en 1965 : Éclairage intime (Intimni osvetleni). Après la répression du Printemps de Prague en 1968, Ivan Passer quitte son pays. Depuis, il vit et travaille aux États-Unis.

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Filmography of Ivan Passer (19 films)

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Nomad: The Warrior, 1h47
Directed by Ivan Passer, Sergueï Bodrov, Sergei Bodrov, Jr., Talgat Temenov
Origin Kazakhstan
Genres Drama, War, Biography, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Historical
Actors Jay Hernández, Kuno Becker, Marc Dacascos, Ayanat Ksenbai, Jason Scott Lee, Archie Kao
Rating57% 2.89612.89612.89612.89612.8961
Nomad is an historical epic set in 18th-century Kazakhstan. The film is a fictionalized account of the youth and coming-of-age of Ablai Khan, a descendant of Genghis Khan, as he grows and fights to defend the fortress at Hazrat-e Turkestan from Dzungar invaders.
The Wishing Tree, 1h37
Directed by Ivan Passer
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy
Actors Alfre Woodard, Helen Shaver, Mary Alice, Blair Underwood, Leslie Carlson
Rating62% 3.1485953.1485953.1485953.1485953.148595
Originaire de Savannah, Clara dirige un important cabinet d'avocats à Atlanta. De retour dans sa ville natale pour enterrer sa mère Mattie, célèbre conteuse de la région, elle est accueillie par Wallis, son amie d'enfance, et le père de celle-ci. Après les funérailles, les Brooks, un couple de voisins, évoquent l'une des histoires de Mattie, celle de l'arbre à souhaits qui raconte comment une jeune esclave noire échappa jadis à son maître et à sa condition, grâce au voeu exaucé par un arbre auprès duquel elle avait trouvé refuge. Dès le lendemain, Jamie, le fils de Wallis, et son amie Alexa, captivés par le récit, partent à la recherche de l'arbre magique.
Kidnapped (1995)
, 2h55
Directed by Ivan Passer
Genres Action, Adventure
Actors Armand Assante, Brian McCardie, Michael Kitchen, Brian Blessed, Patrick Malahide, Brendan Gleeson
Rating65% 3.2919853.2919853.2919853.2919853.291985
Allan Breck Stewart (Armand Assante) returns to his home village, which is already menaced by the highland clearances. His foster father James Stewart of the Glen (Brian McGrath) issues the taxpayers' money for the exiled House of Stuart to him and beseeches him to meet King George's factor, the "Red Fox" Colin Roy Campbell of Glenure (Brendan Gleeson). Allan Stewart only grudgingly complies, because he regards the “Red Fox” as a traitor, for at the Battle of Culloden he had to fight against Loudon's Highlanders, a regiment of Highlanders led by Campbells.
Stalin (1992)
, 2h46
Directed by Ivan Passer
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Historical
Themes Political films
Actors Robert Duvall, Julia Ormond, Maximilian Schell, Joan Plowright, Jeroen Krabbé, Jim Carter
Rating69% 3.4896553.4896553.4896553.4896553.489655
The film portrays the political career and personal life of the former leader of the Soviet Union, Georgian-born Ioseb Jughashvili, who later adopted the name Joseph Stalin demonstrating his rule and how he was able to bring the Soviet Union to a place of great power on the world stage, but at a consequence: in this case, the destruction of his family as well as the mass murder of millions of his own Revolutionary partners. The focus is on the behaviour of Stalin and the after effects. The story is as narrated by Stalin's daughter, who defected to the United States in 1967.
Haunted Summer, 1h46
Directed by Ivan Passer
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Laura Dern, Alex Winter, Eric Stoltz, Peter Berling, Philip Anglim, Alice Krige
Rating58% 2.9013052.9013052.9013052.9013052.901305
Like the 1986 film Gothic, Haunted Summer is set in 1816. Authors Lord Byron, Mary Shelley (née Godwin) and Percy Shelley get together for some philosophical discussions, but the situation soon deteriorates into mind games, drugs, and sex. It is a fictionalization of the summer that Lord Byron and the Shelleys, together with Lord Byron's ex-lover and his doctor, John Polidori, spent in the isolated Villa Diodati by Lake Geneva. It is there they devise a contest to adduce the best horror story to kill the dullness of summer. It is also there that one of the world's most famous books was given life—Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.
Creator (1985)
, 1h44
Directed by Ivan Passer
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Romance
Themes Comedy science fiction films
Actors Peter O'Toole, Vincent Spano, Virginia Madsen, Mariel Hemingway, David Ogden Stiers, John Dehner
Rating61% 3.0509753.0509753.0509753.0509753.050975
Dr. Harry Wolper is an eccentric medical professor teaching at a small southern California college who is obsessed with making a clone of his wife Lucy who died in childbirth 30 years earlier. Harry hires Boris Lafkin, a struggling pre-med student as his personal assistant to help him with his experiments by obtaining lab equipment and working in his backyard shed in exchange for which Harry gives Boris love life advice in courting an attractive coed named Barbara whom slowly becomes smitten with Boris. To continue his research into cloning, Harry meets and employes a young woman, named Meli, who practically moves in with him on an agreement to contribute her ovary sample as part of the cloning progress. Meli slowly falls for the much older Harry whom begins to question his ethics and vision of true love. Meanwhile, a rival of Harry's, fellow medical professor Dr. Sid Kuhlenbeck, tries to investigate and hinder Harry's cloning plans as part of a ploy to remove Harry from the university to take over Harry's lab for himself.
Cutter's Way, 1h45
Directed by Ivan Passer
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Jeff Bridges, John Heard, Lisa Eichhorn, Ann Dusenberry, Stephen Elliott, Nina, Baroness van Pallandt
Rating67% 3.395843.395843.395843.395843.39584
One rainy night, Richard Bone's (Bridges) car breaks down in an alleyway. He spots a large, mysterious car in the distance. A man dumps something into a garbage can. At first, Bone thinks nothing of it and proceeds to meet his friend, Alex Cutter (Heard). The next day, a young girl is found brutally murdered in the same alleyway where Bone abandoned his car. He becomes a suspect. When Bone spots the man he thinks is the murderer in a parade later that day – local tycoon J.J. Cord (Stephen Elliott) – Cutter begins to take an interest in the mystery that unfolds. His interest soon becomes a conspiracy theory that develops into a troublesome investigation with his skeptical friend and the dead girl's sister (Ann Dusenberry) along for the ride.
Silver Bears, 1h53
Directed by Ivan Passer
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Crime
Themes Films about sexuality
Actors Michael Caine, Cybill Shepherd, Louis Jourdan, Stéphane Audran, Joss Ackland, Martin Balsam
Rating59% 2.999832.999832.999832.999832.99983
Financial wizard "Doc" Fletcher (Michael Caine) persuades his boss, American mobster Joe Fiore (Martin Balsam), to buy up a Swiss bank in order to more easily launder their ill-gotten gains. The impoverished Italian Prince Gianfranco di Siracusa (Louis Jourdan) agrees to act as chairman of the board in order to give it an air of respectability. "Doc" goes to Lugano, a major center of banking activity, along with the Don's wayward son Albert (Jay Leno), only to find that the best bank that the Prince could get consists of some shabby offices above a pizza restaurant with assets of $900.
Law and Disorder
Directed by Ivan Passer
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama, Crime
Actors Carroll O'Connor, Ernest Borgnine, Karen Black, Leslie Ackerman, Ann Wedgeworth, Jack Kehoe
Rating61% 3.088183.088183.088183.088183.08818
In the crime-infested New York City of the 1970s, two residents and friends, Willie and Cy, decide to join the Auxiliary wing of the New York City Police
Born to Win, 1h28
Directed by Ivan Passer
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Crime
Actors George Segal, Paula Prentiss, Karen Black, Héctor Elizondo, Robert De Niro, Burt Young
Rating56% 2.8493252.8493252.8493252.8493252.849325
The film follows Jay Jay (Segal), a former hair dresser who has become a drug addict. He lives his new life by doing deals for Vivian (Elizondo) from time to time. One day he meets Parm (Black), a free spirited girl. The two fall in love. Jay Jay's drug habit grows, and he soon resorts to robbery. On the threat of arrest, he works alongside two dirty policemen by becoming a narc, and reports on his former fellow junkies. Yet, as the movie continues, Jay Jay sinks deeper into turmoil with feelings of self-hatred.
Intimate Lighting, 1h13
Directed by Ivan Passer
Origin Tchecoslovaquie
Genres Drama, Comedy, Musical
Rating71% 3.5897253.5897253.5897253.5897253.589725
It follows the adventures of a professional symphony musician, Peter, who comes to a small town to see a friend he has missed, Bambas. He is a teacher and performer at funerals. The two meet again and get involved in some comic exploits, including a possible symphony concert.
Loves of a Blonde, 1h24
Directed by Miloš Forman, Ivan Passer
Origin Tchecoslovaquie
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Actors Vladimír Menšík, Vladimír Pucholt
Rating74% 3.7451053.7451053.7451053.7451053.745105
Andula is a working-class young woman living in a fading Czech factory town, where, due to an oversight in central state planning, women outnumber men 16-1. The film opens with an intimate scene between Andula and her fellow shoe-factory-worker friend as they lie in bed in their dormitory discussing the ring given to Andula by her boyfriend Tonda and gossiping about her mildly flirtatious encounter with a forest ranger, which is shown in flashback.
Black Peter, 1h25
Directed by Miloš Forman, Ivan Passer
Origin Tchecoslovaquie
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Vladimír Pucholt, Josef Abrhám
Rating69% 3.4950453.4950453.4950453.4950453.495045
Dans une ville tchécoslovaque au début des années 1960, Petr Vanek, qui tente d'échapper à un père moralisateur et à une mère possessive, entre dans la vie active en tant qu'employé dans un petit magasin en libre-service. Alors qu'il pensait être engagé comme vendeur, sa mission sera en réalité la surveillance de la clientèle et l'interception des voleurs. Seul homme au milieu de vendeuses n'ayant pas leur langue en poche, il se montre maladroit et inefficace dans sa tâche. Soupçonnant un client de vol, Petr le suit en ville avant de décider de ne pas revenir travailler après une vaine poursuite. Il préfère ensuite aller nager en compagnie de deux jeunes apprentis maçons qui le méprisent. Il rencontre une fille de son âge qu'il courtise tout aussi gauchement et inefficacement qu'il a entamé son entrée dans le monde du travail. Pendant un bal, il découvre ensuite les effets de l'alcool. Petit à petit, il tente de trouver sa place dans cet univers parmi les adultes et leur vie routinière.
When the Cat Comes, 1h31
Directed by Vojtěch Jasný, Ivan Passer
Origin Tchecoslovaquie
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Fantasy
Themes Films about animals, Films about cats, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Emília Vášáryová, Jan Werich, Vlastimil Brodský, Jiří Sovák, Vladimír Menšík, Jiřina Bohdalová
Rating71% 3.592193.592193.592193.592193.59219
Le vieil Oliva observe du haut du clocher les habitants de son village de Tchécoslovaquie. Alors qu'un couple de cigognes vole dans le ciel, le directeur de l'école tire et abat l'une d'elles. Il veut l'empailler pour sa collection pédagogique, contre l'avis du maître d'école, Robert, qui préfère qu'on étudie les animaux vivants.