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The Cremator

Spalovač mrtvol

Directed by Juraj Herz
Czechoslovakia, 1969
Drama, Horror


This brilliantly chilling film is set in Prague during the Nazi occupation. It tells the story of Karl Kopfrkingl, a professional cremator, for whom the political climate allows free rein to his increasingly deranged impulses for the ‘salvation of the world’.

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The Cremator Directed by Juraj Herz

Awards & Festivals

Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival

1972 | 3 wins including: Best Film (Medalla Sitges en Plata de Ley)

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