The Cremator

Juraj Herz

IndieLisboa 2020 •

Fiction, 1969, 96′

Few films show so well the mentality and the social paranoia that led to Nazism, as this Juraj Herz’s masterpiece, which was banned for two decades in Czechoslovakia after its initial release. At the end of the thirties, we follow the life of Mr Kopfrkingl, a happily married man with two children, who works at the Prague’s crematorium.  The presence of death and the germen of discrimination will contaminate his daily life. Digital restorated copy.