Shots in Marienbad

Ivo Toman, 1973

Film at Filmový přehled


This 1973 crime drama from director Ivo Toman and screenwriter Václav Gajer was inspired by real-life events. The story, set after the end of the Second World War, sees a group of crime investigators dust down a murder case file from 23 years ago – the unsolved shooting of a German anti-fascist, professor Lessing. But insufficient evidence exists to charge the suspected killer, Eckert. And so the investigators must undertake considerable footwork, travelling from the town of Mariánské Lázně to the Prague archives in search of evidence. The criminal drama unveils the details behind a politically-motivated murder, set against the attractive backdrop of the west Bohemian spa town. A co-production with East Germany’s DEFA, the film stars Václav Neužil in the lead role as inspector Šedý, and Josef Abrhám as assistant Hanousek. Karel Hlušička plays the accused Eckert.
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About a film

Production year 1973
Countries Czechoslovakia, German Democratic Republic
Categories film
Genres drama, historical
Form feature
Duration 88 min
Director Ivo Toman
Cast Václav Neužil, Josef Abrhám, Karel Hlušička, Bohuslav Ličman, Jaroslav Pospíšil, Karel Hábl
Director of photography Jiří Tarantík
Screenplay Jiří Cirkl, Ivo Toman, Karel Cop
Editor Miroslav Hájek
Production designer Přemek Longa, Joachim Otto, Artur Stenzel
Music Jiří Šust
Sound designer Dobroslav Šrámek