The Hussite Revolutionary Trilogy is a trilogy of films directed by Otakar Vávra. It was the most expensive Czechoslovak cinematic project with budget of 33 million Czechoslovak crowns.
It was inspired by the works of František Palacký and by Alois Jirásek's works about the Hussite Wars and their interpretation as a class struggle by Communist Minister of Culture Zdeněk Nejedlý
Films of the Trilogy:
This franchise provides examples of:
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- 0% Approval Rating: Sigismund is hated by Czech people.
- Action Girl: Johanka from first and second film.
- Big Bad: Sigismund, Holy Roman Emperor.
- Big Good: Jan Žižka for whole trilogy.
- Foreshadowing: Crusade against Hussites is hinted during first film when it is mentioned that Sigismund threatened his brother with it.
- Hopeless War: Alluded several times that resistance to Sigismund has no chance of winning. It is eventually subverted with battle of Vítkov.
- Spiritual Successor: To 1947 film Warriors of Faith.
- Medieval was presented by its director as a prequel to the Hussite Revolutionary Trilogy.