About the film
based on novel or book
The Devil's Trap
Release Date: April 20, 1962
|Production Companies||:||Filmové studio Barrandov|
|Producers||:||Ladislav Novotný, Věra Kadlecová, Karel Škorpík, Miroslav Dousek, Václav Havlík|
|Writers||:||Miloš Václav Kratochvíl, Bedřich Kubala, František A. Dvořák, Alfred Technik|
A small town is one day visited by a priest who is there on a secret mission. He is a member of the Inquisition sent to investigate the activities of a local miller. The miller and his son are the descendants of an old family whose ancestral home burned down a century ago, but was rebuilt from scratch. The miller inherited much of his knowledge about the land, water, and a building's stability from generations of family experience. His reputation for finding water and predicting when a structure might collapse have come to the attention of the Inquisition -surely he must be in league with the Devil.