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September 19, 2017

Episode 341: The Cremator (1968)

Guest Co-Host: Samm Deighan

Czechtember continues with a look at Juraj Herz's The Cremator (AKA Spalovac mrtvol). Released in 1968, the year of the Prague Spring, the film stars Rudolf Hrusínský as Karl (or Roman) Kopfrkingl, a man dedicated to the idea of liberating the soul from the body through the practice of cremation.

Samm Deighan joins Mike to discuss collaborators and the madness that gripped the world in the 1930s and '40s.

Update: Second Run is putting out The Cremator on Blu-Ray which features commentary by Kat Ellinger, an essay by Daniel Bird, and this episode of The Projection Booth.

Listen/Download Now:

Buy The Cremator on Blu-Ray (includes this episode as a bonus feature)
Buy The Cremator by Ladislav Fuks
Watch This Way to the Cooling Chambers: Making The Cremator
Keep up with Samm Dieghan at Diabolique Magazine

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