Juraj Herz  

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Juraj Herz (4 September 1934 – 9 April 2018) was a Czech film director, actor, and scenic designer who was born when Kežmarok was a part of Czechoslovakia. He directed for both film and television; and in the latter capacity, he directed episodes of a joint French-Czech television series based on the Maigret novels of Georges Simenon. As a film director, he was self-taught, studied photography at the University of Applied Arts in Bratislava and directing and puppetry at The Theatre Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (DAMU).

He is best-known for his film The Cremator.


Selected filmography





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