Murdering the Devil

Lonely Jiřina Bohdalová longs for a wedding. Will Vladimír Menšík be the one?

Vražda Ing. Čerta
Czechoslovakia 1970
  • English
72 min.
  • This film is available in the following territories: Czechia, Slovakia.

She (Jirina Bohdalová) is approximately forty-years old, intelligent and attractive, but, unfortunately, lonesome as one could be. She handles her life quite well, but whenever nostalgia falls upon her, she begins to long for a man. Thus she is happy when an engineer named Bohous Cert [Devil] (Vladimír Mensík), a friend from her youth, whom she still recalls being as slim as a maiden, rings her up and talks to her in a coaxing voice. She invites him to dinner, which she prepares with the greatest care, and also pays a lot of attention to her looks. But, after all those years, Engineer Cert when he arrives is far from slim, and is even rather dilapidated. He gulps his food with constant smacking and slurping, and eats everything out of the fridge. His behavior is rude, even arrogant – but, see, this is a Man and She gladly forgives him everything.

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Director: Ester Krumbachová
Screenplay: Ester Krumbachová, Jan Němec
Cinematography: Jiří Macák
Music: Angelo Michajlov
Sound: František Fabián
Editing: Miroslav Hájek
Production Design: Boris Moravec, Ester Krumbachová
Producer: Jaromír Kallista
Costumes: Ester Krumbachová
Cast: Jiřina Bohdalová, Vladimír Menšík, Ljuba Hermanová, Helena Růžičková, Jana Hana Duffková
  • This film is available in the following territories: Czechia, Slovakia.