I Know You Are a Murderer...

Petr Schulhoff, 1971



For audiences, Petr Schulhoff became a much-loved director of detective stories via a number of crime dramas featuring the character of Major Kalaš. But this film, which relates the tale of a series of crimes committed by the disturbed character Pavel Zach, is actually a case for famous detective Major Zeman, as played by Eduard Cupák. Assisted by his experienced colleague Suchánek, played by Jaroslav Moučka, the crime investigator fails to conceal his sympathies for the charming but flighty Olga, commandingly played by Marie Málková. But Olga is entangled in the case more than Zeman originally thought. Adapted from the novel Skrze koho podezření (Through Whose Suspicions...) written by actor-writer Alexej Gsöllhofer, Vím, že jsi vrah… (I Know You Are a Murderer..., 1971) is a rare example of an early 1970s film that managed to remain uncontaminated by “normalisation” ideology. However, in the ensuing years, Schulhoff would focus on less challenging comedy projects.
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About a film

film_production_year 1971
film_countries Czechoslovakia
film_genres crime
film_form feature
film_duration 98 min
film_director Petr Schulhoff
film_cast Eduard Cupák, Jaroslav Moučka, Marie Málková, Alena Vránová, Radoslav Brzobohatý, Ota Sklenčka
film_director_of_photography Jiří Vojta
film_screenplay Petr Schulhoff
film_film_editor Jan Chaloupek
film_production_designer Jindřich Goetz
film_music_composed_by Pavel Blatný
film_sound_designer František Fabián