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The Cremator

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Original title
Spalovac mrtvol (The Cremator)
Year
Running time
95 min.
Country
Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia
Director
Screenwriter
Juraj Herz, Ladislav Fuks (Novel: Ladislav Fuks)
Music
Zdenek Liska
Cinematography
Stanislav Milota (B&W)
Cast
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Producer
Filmové Studio Barrandov / Sebor
Genre
Drama. Horror | Black Comedy. 1930s. Nazism. Surrealism. Psychological Drama. Czechoslovak New Wave. Cult Movie
Synopsis / Plot
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.
Awards
1972: Sitges Fantasy Film Festival: Best Movie, Actor (Rudolf Hrusinsky), Cinematography
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