The End of a Priest

A verger, who likes to dress as a priest, is invited, by one of the villagers, to be the pastor at a vacant church.

Farářův konec
Czechoslovakia 1968
96 min.
  • This film is available in the following territories: Czechia, Slovakia.

In one small mountain village they had no priest. So the grandfather, grandmother and the young mother with a sick child in her arms went down to the town to have the child baptized. In the sacristy of the church they found a chaplain. Almost by force, they had to persuade him to carry out the required tasks. And a miracle happened – the child was relieved. The joy and gratitude of the villagers knew no bounds. There was even an offer for the priest to go with them to the mountains, where he was more needed. Who would have guessed at the time that he was a mere churchman, dressed in a priest's robe, trying out blessing gestures… The idea for a light-hearted comedy with elements of satire and hidden parable originated from the work of Josef Škvorecký.

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Director: Evald Schorm
Based on: Josef Škvorecký
Screenplay: Josef Škvorecký, Evald Schorm
Cinematography: Jaromír Šofr
Music: Jan Klusák
Sound: František Fabián
Editing: Jiřina Lukešová
Production Design: Jindřich Goetz
Producer: Věra Kadlecová
Costumes: Svatava Sophová
Cast: Vlastimil Brodský, Jan Libíček, Jana Brejchová, Zdena Salivarová-Škvorecká, Jaroslav Satoranský, Vladimír Valenta, Helena Růžičková, Josefa Pechlátová
  • This film is available in the following territories: Czechia, Slovakia.