The Cremator

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The Cremator

based on novel or book zoo crematorium insanity exterminator funeral director nazi collaborationism czech new wave family killed child killing czech resistance human zoo exhibit black comedy

The Cremator

Release Date: March 14, 1969

Year    :   1969
Slogan    :   «NO ONE WILL SUFFER»
Genres    :   Comedy, Horror, Drama
Production Companies    :   Filmové studio Barrandov
Director    :   Juraj Herz
Producers    :   Ladislav Hanuš, Jaromír Lukáš, Jiří Šebor, Radomír Hubáček, Anna Proboštová
Writers    :   Juraj Herz, Vladimír Bor, Ladislav Fuks, Ladislav Fuks
RunTime    :   100 mins.

Mr. Kopfrkingl enjoys his job at a crematorium in Czechoslovakia in the late 1930s. He likes reading the Tibetan book of the dead, and espouses the view that cremation relieves earthly suffering. There may be another idealogy that fits snugly with his existing worldview.

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