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106 Ratings

The Devil's Trap

Ďáblova past

Directed by František Vláčil
Czechoslovakia, 1962
Drama

Synopsis

While the farmers struggle with the summertime drought, the local miller, using his knowledge of the land and the rudiments of science, has discovered and tapped an underground aquifer, and enjoys prosperity. His success is the object of envy in the village.

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The Devil's Trap Directed by František Vláčil

Critics reviews

A fine introduction to my viewing (someday) of MARKETA LAZAROVA, this being another moody medieval yarn – only shorter and less epic – with muscular visuals (note the opening shot), a very distinctive score with choral and even atonal passages, and a script that makes, say, THE DEVILS (or even “The Crucible”) look a little silly, the priest in this case slow to accuse and never hysterical.
August 22, 2015
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