The Cremator

The Cremator

  • Director: Juraj Herz
  • Writer: Ladislav Fuks,Juraj Herz
  • Countries of origin: Czechoslovakia
  • Language: Czech, Hebrew
  • Release date: March 14, 1969
  • Runtime: 1 hour 35 minutes
  • Sound mix: Mono
  • Aspect ratio: 1.66 : 1
  • Also known as: Cremator
  • "The Cremator" is a crime film directed by Juraj Herz and starring Rudolf Hrusínskýst and Vrasta Hramostova.
    The film tells the story of a crematorium manager who prepares to murder his wife and son, who is also impure.


    • Release date March 14, 1969
    • Filming locations Pardubice, Czech Republic
    • Production companies Filmové studio Barrandov, Sebor

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    • By Leonard 2022-12-26 14:06:58

      become god


      To a certain extent, this can be said to be a film about "how mortals practice the delirium of 'becoming a god'".
      The director of the crematorium wants to save (burn) all mankind. He does not regard himself as an accomplice of the Nazis, but as a god. After killing his own relatives and attempting to kill him, he saw his avatar lama standing at a low place looking up at him and calling him to become a god, which on the...

    • By Fay 2022-12-24 03:21:33

      Movie diary

      Convex mirror used to turn the road in the zoo - the so-called happy family; the flashing reflection of the family photo, convincing his wife to look down at Carl in the camera when he hangs himself, the portraits shown in the mirror are all distorted and weird, and the protagonist's expression has not changed. , revealing wretchedness in his calmness, self-sustaining elegant demeanor, but concealing the vulgar nature, often speaking of death in a high-sounding manner, and whitewashing his...

    • By Reed 2022-12-01 19:16:01

      Middle point black queen

      Nothing is certain in life except death. ——The actor's lines
      The first time I knew that the Czechs had the contradiction between Germanic blood and Slavic blood was after watching "I served the King of England". However, the male protagonist in "Burner" is not contradictory, he is just hypocritical. What kind of identity is beneficial to him, choose what kind of identity. For the proud Czech identity he can part with friends, and for the German identity he can kill his wife and...

    • By Arely 2022-11-15 16:09:57


      The quick cuts and scene cuts are fantastic, the soundtrack is appropriate, the nauseating close-ups, the gloomy and paranoid eyes of the male protagonist are reminiscent of Underwood in House of Cards, and the creepiest thing is that the procedure of killing the daughter is the same as that of the son, All the details are like a foreshadowing of a repeating tragedy, reminding the audience how terrifying the frenzy of error can be. Arrogance is the greatest original sin of mankind. The...

    • By Maxwell 2022-11-12 00:40:12

      Birth of a Nazi

      It can be called an old movie, it has been forty years since then.
      The use of the camera lens in the film is very unique, there is no change in the scene switching, and most of them are close-ups of the task's face, in order to highlight the horror atmosphere.
      This is also a black and white film, which further deepens the horror atmosphere of the film.
      Overall, the ambience is well created.
      The appearance of the male protagonist is also very distinctive, but how does he...

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    • By Christiana 2023-01-04 22:55:26


    • By Olen 2023-01-02 15:54:28

      Nazi montage theory, for academic use in film history. Forget about the other...

    • By Valentin 2022-12-25 06:03:29

      Evil beliefs can defeat everything, even killing their supposedly impure sons with their own...

    • By Rozella 2022-12-19 22:02:51

      Fromm said Hitler was a necrophile. This Carl is really solemn and dignified. The morbid worship of a small person in the face of death is...

    • By Janice 2022-12-01 03:59:53

      The male protagonist's "professional" and morbid smile and demeanor made me chill, such a terrible death worship, and I was completely speechless at the end...

    Movie quotes

    • Kopfrkingl: My dear children... do not fear cremation.

    • [last lines]

      Kopfrkingl: I'll save them all... the whole world.

    • Kopfrkingl: The flames, my sweet, will not hurt you.