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Witchhammer (Kladivo na carodejnice) (1970)

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Elo Romancik Elo Romancik
Josef Kemr Josef Kemr
Blanka Waleská Blanka Waleská
hrabenka de Galle
Jirina Stepnicková Jirina Stepnicková
Dorota Groerová

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Václav Kaplický Václav Kaplický
Otakar Vávra Otakar Vávra
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Description: This disturbing film concerns the witch hunts and inquisition that sent many of the accused to their deaths in Moravia in the latter part of the 17th century. When a Catholic priest sees a woman hide a host, he speaks out against her. An inquisitor is coaxed out of retirement to investigate, and he seizes the opportunity for his own gain. Subsequent hordes of people from all walks of life are accused and their property is confiscated, making the greedy inquisitor rich. The accused naturally confess after being brutally tortured, and their forced "confession" lead to their horrible deaths. After hundreds are burned to d ... (more)
Release date: 23 January 1970
UPC: 736899083229
Tags: Czech (3), Drama (3), Witchcraft (2), Black & White (2), 1960s (2), Medieval (2), 1970s (1), 103 Min. (1), Witch Trial (1), {czech 07} (1), Czechoslovakia (1), 70's (1), Based On Novel (1), 1970 (1), 1970's (1), Religion (1), 70s (1), History (1)
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"March 31st Directed by: Otakar Vávra This almost plays out like a 15th century The Death of Stalin. Czech New Wave films are very sardonic and obviously allegorical for some goings-on in the government of the time, of which I have no idea, but it's really clear in the presentation there's a lot of bile behind the parody. Like most, the focus is very much on the story, and if you haven't seen the film I referenced earlier, the dark comedy comes from powerful figures bumbling through decisions "

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