Vladimír Svitácek was born on February 17, 1921 in Strelice (by Brno), Czechoslovakia [now Czech Republic]. He was a director and actor, known for Kinoautomat (1967), If a Thousand Clarinets (1965) and The End of the Fortune-Teller (1957). He died on August 23, 2002 in Prague, Czech Republic.