Four in a Circle

Miloš Makovec, 1967



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

film_production_year 1967
film_countries Czechoslovakia
film_genres crime, psychological
film_form feature
film_duration 88 min
film_director Miloš Makovec
film_cast Jan Tříska, Otomar Krejča, Marie Tomášová, Věra Uzelacová, Karel Höger
film_director_of_photography Bedřich Baťka
film_screenplay Miloš Makovec
film_film_editor Josef Dobřichovský
film_production_designer Karel Lier
film_music_composed_by Miloš Vacek
film_sound_designer František Černý