I Know You Are a Murderer...

Petr Schulhoff, 1971

Film at Filmový přehled


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

Production year 1971
Countries Czechoslovakia
Categories film
Genres crime
Form feature
Duration 98 min
Director Petr Schulhoff
Cast Eduard Cupák, Jaroslav Moučka, Marie Málková, Alena Vránová, Radoslav Brzobohatý, Ota Sklenčka
Director of photography Jiří Vojta
Screenplay Petr Schulhoff
Editor Jan Chaloupek
Production designer Jindřich Goetz
Music Pavel Blatný
Sound designer František Fabián