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Film director Hollý dies

LEADING Slovak film and television director and screenwriter Martin Hollý, who made films in Slovakia and the Czech Republic, died on March 18 at the age of 72.
Born in Košice, he debuted with Havrania cesta in 1962.


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LEADING Slovak film and television director and screenwriter Martin Hollý, who made films in Slovakia and the Czech Republic, died on March 18 at the age of 72.

Born in Košice, he debuted with Havrania cesta in 1962. His most famous films are Signum Laudis and Balada o siedmych obesených (The Ballad of Seven Hanged Men) - the latter gaining him several awards, including the Grand Prize at Monte Carlo in 1968. His other works include Orlie Pierko, Smrť šitá na mieru, Noční jazdci, Soľ nad zlato, Lovec senzácií, Právo na minulosť, and Tichá bolesť.

Compiled by Spectator staff from press reports

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