Call number: DVD-5247


VÁVRA, Otakar
Kladivo na čarodějnice [Witchhammer] [Witches’ Hammer]

Filmové Studio Barrrandov, 1969
Producer: Jaroslav Solnička
Screenplay: Otakar Vávra, Ester Krumbachová, based on the novel by Václav Kaplický and on court records from witch trials, 1678-1695
Photography: Josef Illík
Production design: Ester Krumbachová, Karel Skvor
Music: Jiří Srnka
Editor: Antonín Zelenka
Sound: František Strangmüller
Costume design: Jarmila Konecná

Kryštof Alois Lautner	                    Elo Romančík	 	
Jindřich František Boblig of Edelstadt      Vladimír Šmeral	 	
Zuzana Voglicková	                    Soňa Valentová	 	
Ignác		                            Josef Kemr	 	
Maryna	                                    Lola Skrbková	 	
Dorota Groerová                             Jiřina Štěpničková	
Davidka	                                    Marie Nademlejnská	 	
Tobiásová	                            Miriam Kantorková	 	
Sattler	                                    Lubor Tokoš	 	
Sattlerová	                            Blazěna Holišová	 	
Líza		                            Jaroslava Obermaierová	 	
Parish Priest König	                    Jiří Holý	 	
Hutter		                            Rudolf Krátký 	
Winkler	                                    Čestmír Řanda	 	
Countess de Galle                	    Blanka Waleská	 	
Bishop		                            Martin Růžek	 	
Count Sternberg	                            Josef Bláha	 	
Parish Priest Schmidt                       Eduard Cupák	 	
Reeve		                            Ilja Prachař	 	
Secretary	                            Gustav Opočenský	 	
Monk		                            Václav Lohniský	 	
Vinarský	                            Štěpán Zemánek	 	
Jakl		                            František Holar	 	
Zeidler	                                    Zdeněk Kryzánek	 	
Dr Mayer	                            Miloš Willig	 	
Florian	                                    Josef Mixa	 	
Hetman	                                    Josef Elsner
103 minutes
In Czech with optional English subtitles

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VÁVRA, Otakar
Světlo proniká tmou [The Light Penetrates the Dark]

1931
Photography: František Pilát

4 minutes 35 seconds
Czech titles without subtitles

DVD
Region code 0
Aspect ratio 2.35:1
Languages Optional English subtitles
Features Presented from a new HD re-master and transfer from original materials held by the Czech National Film Archive
'The Womb of Woman is the Gateway to Hell', an appreciation by Kat Ellinger, 2017, produced by Michael Brooke, 21 minutes 28 seconds, in English
Světlo proniká tmou (The Light Penetrates the Dark), 1931, directed by Otakar Vávra (for details see above)
16-page booklet featuring a new essay on the film by Samm Deighan and director Otakar Vávra on Witchhammer
Source Second Run, No. 119

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