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10 Apr 2006

The Cremator on DVD

This brilliantly chilling film by Juraj Herz, a mix of Dr Strangelove and Repulsion, is set in Prague during the Nazi occupation. It tells the story of Karl Kopfrkingl (Rudolf Hrušínský), a professional cremator, for whom the political climate allows free rein to his increasingly deranged impulses for the 'salvation of the world'.

Juraj Herz's film The Cremator (Spalovač mrtvol) has been described in many ways - as surrealist-inspired horror, as expressionist fantasy, as a dark and disturbing tale of terror.

Director - Juraj Herz
Main Cast and Crew
Karl Kopfrkingl - Rudolf Hrušínský
Lakme - Vlasta Chramostova
Walter Reinke - Ilja Prachar
Zina - Jana Stehnova
Milivoj - Milos Vognic
Dvorak - Jiri Menzel

Screenplay - Ladislav Fuks and Juraj Herz
Based on the book by Ladislav Fuks
Cinematography - Stanislav Milota
Editor - Jaromír Janáček
Music - Zdenek Liska
Production Designer - Zbynek Hloch
Sound - Frantisek Cerny  

Czech Republic / 1968
Main Feature: 95 minutes
Special Feature: 13 minutes
Certificate: 15
Black & White
1.66:1 16x9 Enhanced
Language: Czech
Subtitles: English On/Off
Release Date: 10th April 2006

More information at http://www.secondrundvd.com/release_tc.php

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Second Rund DVD

Date

10 Apr 2006

Organizer:

Second Run DVD


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