The Cremator, by Juraj Herz
Following the film we will offer a round table with Javier Rueda (Zumzeig programmer), Carlos Benítez (Proyecto Naschy’s webmaster) and Albert Galera (terrorMolins’ Artistic Director).
Original title: Spalovac mrtvol (The Cremator)
Running time: 95 min.
Director: Juraj Herz
Screenwriter: Juraj Herz, Ladislav Fuks (Novel: Ladislav Fuks)
Music: Zdenek Liska
Cinematography: Stanislav Milota (B&W)
Cast: Vlasta Chramostová, Rudolf Hrušínský, Jirí Menzel, Ilja Prachar, Jana Stehnová, Milos Vognic
Producer: Filmové Studio Barrandov / Sebor
Synopsis: Karl works at a crematorium in Prague. Obsessed with his duties, he believes he is not just cremating the dead, but liberating the souls of the departed. With Nazi forces gathering at the Czech border, he descends into a mania that allows him to enact his disturbed beliefs.