Naked Shepherdess

Jaroslav Mach, 1966

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Director Jaroslav Mach shot this 1966 detective comedy in the attractive setting of the Ronov state chateau. The plot of Nahá pastýřka (The Naked Shepherdess) sees the start of a police investigation after art collection custodian Jůzlová is murdered. It becomes clear that this woman is not simply the innocent victim of a heinous crime: her activities included sales abroad of forgeries of acclaimed works of art, created and “legalised” with the help of accomplices. What’s more, Jůzlová was arranging to smuggle out the precious original of Fragonard’s Naked Shepherdess as part of a masterplan that would see her emigrate. Police captain Tronda, played by the experienced actor Vladimír Menšík, examines the alibis and motives of a number of suspects before discovering the complicated conspiracy centred on forgeries. Gradually, he works his way to the perpetrator of the murder. In 1968, Mach delivered a stand-alone sequel of this lighthearted detective story entitled „Rakev ve snu viděti...“ (Seeing a Coffin in a Dream...). The role of the swindler Pacínek is performed in both films by Bohumil Šmída.
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Production year 1966
Countries Czechoslovakia
Categories film
Genres detective
Form feature
Duration 91 min
Director Jaroslav Mach
Cast Karel Höger, Jiřina Petrovická, Bohumil Šmída, Vladimír Menšík, Jan Skopeček
Director of photography Jiří Tarantík
Screenplay Jiří Karásek, František Břetislav Kunc, Jaroslav Mach
Editor Zdeněk Stehlík
Production designer Bohuslav Kulič
Artist Quido Fojtík
Music Štěpán Lucký
Sound designer Roman Hloch