Evidence Given by Dead Eyes

Otakar Fuka, 1971

Film at Filmový přehled


This feature-film debut from director Otakar Fuka represents the start of his career-long interest in crime genre films. Fuka would later return to this sphere with Zlaté rybky (The Gold Fish, 1977), Příliš velká šance (Too Big a Chance, 1984) and Černá punčocha (Black Stocking, 1986). The protagonist of this adaptation of the novel Pozlacené mříže (Gilded Bars) by Jiří Brabenec and Zdeňek Veselý is retired police detective Gaudl. He has justified suspicions that the death of his niece Hedvika was not down to an unhappy accident, but the result of a premeditated murder carried out by husband Jiří. Also on the trail of Jiří is his young lover Daniela... The film climbs above your average fare mainly thanks to a strong cast. Gaudl is portrayed by Vladimír Šmeral, while the part of the accused husband goes to Jiří Adamíra. Slávka Budínová plays tragic wife Hedvika.
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About a film

Production year 1971
Countries Czechoslovakia
Categories film
Genres drama, crime
Form feature
Duration 86 min
Director Otakar Fuka
Cast Jiří Adamíra, Slávka Budínová, Danuše Klichová, Vladimír Šmeral, Josef Bek, Drahoslava Landsmanová
Director of photography Josef Hanuš
Screenplay Otakar Fuka, Drahoslav Makovička
Editor Antonín Zelenka
Production designer Karel Černý
Music Jiří Šust
Sound designer František Strangmüller