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The Cremator (Spalovač mrtvol) (1969)

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Rudolf Hrusínský Rudolf Hrusínský
Kopfrkingl
Vlasta Chramostová Vlasta Chramostová
Lakmé / Dagmar
Zora Bozinová Zora Bozinová
Reinkeová
Ilja Prachar Ilja Prachar
Walter Reinke
Jirí Menzel Jirí Menzel
Dvorák
Míla Myslíková Míla Myslíková
Hloupá zena
Vladimír Mensík Vladimír Mensík
Manzel hloupé zeny


Written by
Juraj Herz Juraj Herz
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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 supposedly German heritage, including sending his timid son to the German school. Reineke then suggests that Kopfrkingl's half-Jewish wife is holding back his advancement in his job.
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