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The Cremator


Rudolf Hrušínský, Vlasta Chramostová, Jana Stehnová, Miloš Vogni? View All


Juraj Herz (Screenplay), Juraj Herz (Director), Ladislav Fuks (Screenplay) View All

Release: Mar. 14th, 1969
Runtime: 1 hour, 40 minutes
Mr. 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. There may be another idealogy that fits snugly with his existing worldview.
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So long as Mr Koprfkingl keeps to his daily routine hes quite harmless, then later, when he starts to adhere to the ideologies of Nazi movement that he easily reconciles with Buddhist philosophy, hes immediately becoming aggressive killing his wife, children in order to save their souls.