Directed by Otakar Vavra
A riveting and often disturbing dramatization of the
deadly witch hunts that plagued Czechoslovakia in the late 17th century from
acclaimed director Otakar Vavra. A ruthless inquisitor is called out of
retirement by the church to investigate allegations of heresy. Driven by
greed and bloodlust, he finds cause to accuse anyone he wishes of
witchcraft, leading to the brutal torture and deaths of hundreds of people.
Czech with English subtitles. 103 minutes.