The Cremator

Film, Comedy

Time Out says

A promising idea for a black comedy about a mild-mannered family man who runs a crematorium, this works well enough for a while as he fusses simultaneously over the details of his trade and matters of personal hygiene, gradually becoming obsessed with the notion that his ovens are a last defence against earthly torments. The trouble is that the time is the late 1930s, and Herz makes such heavy allegorical weather of his tale that one is giving absolutely nothing away by revealing that the hero and his ovens eventually find fulfilment the Nazis.

By: TM


Release details

102 mins

Cast and crew

Juraj Herz
Juraj Herz, Ladislav Fuks
Rudolf Hrusínsky
Vlasta Chramostová
Jana Stehnová
Milos Vognic
Jirí Menzel
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