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The Cremator (Spalovač mrtvol) (1969)

The Cremator
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Rudolf Hrusínský

Rudolf Hrusínský

Kopfrkingl
Vlasta Chramostová

Vlasta Chramostová

Lakmé / Dagmar
Milos Vognic

Milos Vognic

Mili
Zora Bozinová

Zora Bozinová

Reinkeová
Ilja Prachar

Ilja Prachar

Walter Reinke
Eduard Kohout

Eduard Kohout

Bettleheim
Jirí Menzel

Jirí Menzel

Dvorák


Written by
Ladislav Fuks

Ladislav Fuks

novel
Juraj Herz

Juraj Herz

screenplay


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Description: Kopfrkingl enjoys his job at a crematorium in Czechoslovakia in the late 1930s. He likes reading the Tibetan Book of the Dead, and espouses the view that cremation relieves earthly suffering. At a reception, he meets Reineke, with whom he fought for Austria in the first World War. Reineke convinces Kopfrkingl to emphasize his supposed ... (more)
Release date: 14 March 1969
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