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Films

The Cremator

Director(s)
Juraj Herz
Country
Czech Republic
Year
1969
Duration
95 minutes
Language
Czech
Hebrew Subtitles in English
Format
DCP

*Presented in collaboration with Panorama-Cinéma as part of our October series “L’Halloween au Moderne”*

Czechoslovak New Wave iconoclast Juraj Herz’s terrifying, darkly comic vision of the horrors of the Nazi racial ideology stars a supremely chilling Rudolf Hrušínský as the pathologically morbid Karel Kopfrkingl, a crematorium director in 1930s Prague who believes fervently that death offers the only true relief from human suffering. When he is recruited by the Nazis, Kopfrkingl’s increasingly deranged worldview drives him to formulate his own shocking Final Solution. Blending the blackest of black gallows humor with disorienting expressionistic flourishes—queasy point-of-view shots, distorting lenses, jarring quick cuts—Herz’s controversial, long-banned masterpiece stands as one of cinema’s most trenchant and disturbing portraits of the banality of evil. – Janus Films

 

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Director(s)
Juraj Herz
Country
Czech Republic
Year
1969
Duration
95 minutes
Language
Czech
Hebrew Subtitles in English
Format
DCP
As part of:
L’Halloween au Moderne

October 1 to 31