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The Witch Hunt

Horror movie by Otakar Vávra from 1969.
 

The Witch Hunt

Czech Republic, 1969, 103min
Director: Otakar Vávra

Vladimír Šmeral, Elo Romančík, Josef Kemr, Soňa Valentová, Blanka Waleská, Lola Skrbková, Jiřina Štěpničková, Marie Nademlejnská, Miriam Kantorková, Eduard

A very popular movie on the medieval persecution of witches (inquisition).

Witchhammer (Czech: Kladivo na čarodějnice) is a 1970 Czechoslovak drama film directed by Otakar Vávra and starring Elo Romančík. Based on the novel Kladivo na čarodějnice by Václav Kaplický, Witchhammer relates the story of the Northern Moravia witch trials of the 1670s, focusing on the priest Kryštof Lautner, played by Romančík, who falls victim to the witchhunt after opposing the trials. The film contains possible allegory about Communism in Czechoslovakia.

Genre: Horror History Drama

Imdb.com CZ The Witch Hunt on Wikipedia

Rating by horrory.cz: 88 %
Rating by imdb.com: 81 %

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