Four in a Circle

Miloš Makovec, 1967

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Scriptwriter and director Miloš Makovec came close to the genre of a pure psychological crime picture with his Čtyři v kruhu (Four in a Circle), shot in 1967. The hero of the story, a retired lawyer, arrives at his house in the countryside, inhabited by his two nephews. The older one, scientist Karel, becomes the victim of a faked suicide contrived by his jealous, incompetent brother Michal. A curiosity of the film is the stylish work of cameraman Bedřich Baťka, who in the same year also cooperated on the visually exceptional historical drama of František Vláčil, Marketa Lazarová (Marketa Lazarová, 1967). Popular actor Jan Tříska offers a concentrated dramatic performance in the character of the frustrated, rebellious Michal.
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About a film

Production year 1967
Countries Czechoslovakia
Categories film
Genres crime, psychological
Form feature
Duration 88 min
Director Miloš Makovec
Cast Jan Tříska, Otomar Krejča, Marie Tomášová, Věra Uzelacová, Karel Höger
Director of photography Bedřich Baťka
Screenplay Miloš Makovec
Editor Josef Dobřichovský
Production designer Karel Lier
Music Miloš Vacek
Sound designer František Černý