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  1. Fabiha's rating of the film The Cremator

    "The sooner the man returns to dust...the sooner he is set free, transformed."

  2. Renton47's rating of the film The Cremator

    It feels like a great work of anti-corporeal philosophy, Kierkegaard and the Continental ilk who saw in their bodies the manifestation of all uncleanliness. Which obviously links it to purity, cleansing and sterility - a fairly remarkable metaphor. Occupies a self-inflated headspace that visualises as complete loathing. Remarkable cinema but will work better when I'm not trying to catch up with its plot, pace. 3.5

  3. Fabio Osvaldo Carta's rating of the film The Cremator

  4. Nick Schwab's rating of the film The Cremator

    A detailed psychoanalysis of the potential for evil that resides in us all. Every scene adds to the likening of its character's mere bourgeoisie conformity simultaneously harboring a hateful political extremist, making The Cremator's analysis of Nazism's rise as a collective belief pure Freudian. The clinical examination may bleed out its movieness, but this isn't so much a film, but a deeper understanding of life.

  5. r u f o's rating of the film The Cremator

  6. Ozu_Teapot's rating of the film The Cremator

  7. Il secondo maestro del revolver's rating of the film The Cremator

  8. FISCHER's rating of the film The Cremator

    Une extraordinaire interprétation du grand Rudolf Hrusinsky, dans un festival d'humour noir, où le macabre s'allie avec l'outrance, l'humour avec une virulente dénonciation. Sublime et férocement inquiétant ! www.cinefiches.com

  9. Wee Hunk's rating of the film The Cremator

    He seemed nice. Bit of a talker, though. The opening credits were amazing, and the transitions were mind blowing.

  10. InsertOzuReferencehere's rating of the film The Cremator

    Is it a coincidence that possibly the greatest horror film ever made is also one of the most empathetic to its monster? Or one that exposes how easily even the most gentle person is capable of becoming one? Yeah, this film never fails to scare the shit out of me.

  11. ceknklsn's rating of the film The Cremator

    94/100 (This movie not psychological-horror. Thats about racism and nazism)

  12. redux's rating of the film The Cremator

    The real 'Il conformista'. Devastating script, gorgeous cinematography, acting, music and editing.

  13. Onbestendig's rating of the film The Cremator

  14. Leti's rating of the film The Cremator

    "there is nothing certain in this life,except death.."

  15. Christopher M. Jones's rating of the film The Cremator

    starts out as a compelling psychodrama but takes an unwelcome turn into paint-by-numbers allegory with incoherent character development. I get what it's saying, it just doesn't say it in a way that benefits its narrative

  16. Gerdrût's rating of the film The Cremator

    "The flames will not hurt you, my beloved."

  17. El Biffo's rating of the film The Cremator

    A macabre entry from the Golden Age of Psychedelic Czech Cinema.

  18. Mighty Quinn's rating of the film The Cremator

    The masterful direction and incredibly creepy acting by Rudolf Hrusínský make The Cremator one of the most impressive horror movies I've seen. The world around our protagonist is falling to pieces and he sees it as an opportunity to get ahead in his career. His obsession with death is sometimes funny, mostly morbid and the way the movie shows the decaying of his soul as the Nazi's encroach on his country is haunting.

  19. Halil Küçükyıldız's rating of the film The Cremator

    a film about relationship between fascism and spiritual beliefs

  20. the_mentaculus's rating of the film The Cremator

    When you realize that every dutch angle and flash frame is a path into the Cremator's distressed, hollow soul, this nightmare becomes something far more profound. Herz' film exceeds the typical slasher film since Karl does not begin precisely evil: What was once hypocritical self-reflection (who knows a humble bourgeoisie?) and pompous romanticism mutates into mad, homicidal hubris. And we're with him all the way.

  21. ARNMG's rating of the film The Cremator

    felliniesque + kafkaesque

  22. muh.'s rating of the film The Cremator

    a surreal meditation on the impeding horror in 1930's europe and a depiction of a compulsive character easily swayed into nazi dogma. one might even call it chamber horror.

  23. Brotherdeacon's rating of the film The Cremator

    Though I think Juraj Herz's The Cremator is an ingenious film in its narrative and technical accomplishments, I feel that the wacky Kopfrkingl (and by reference, Hitler) was encoded as a delusional, mentally-ill obsessive of death and the after-life. A clownish mensch combing the hair of bloodless charges while ruminating over phantasms

  24. lndah's rating of the film The Cremator

    In a micro sense perhaps dark comedies were meant to make the spectators and directors felt morally superior. Then Herz made superiority-ception to debate that it is the lowest state of all dark comedies experience.

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