Death Chooses

Václav Vorlíček, 1972



In 1972, director Václav Vorlíček created one of the most overlooked items from his filmography – this crime drama, based on a screenplay by translator Jaroslav Kořán. Following a series of fantastical comedies, including “Pane, vy jste vdova!” (You Are a Widow, Sir, 1970) and Dívka na Koštěti (The Girl on the Broomstick, 1971), in Smrt si vybírá (Death Chooses, 1972) Vorliček focuses on gradually revealing the secret life of a postal driver. Radek Šimek has been shot, and colleague Honza Marek tries to solve the case by himself. The trail leads all the way to the members of the band Flamingo, primarily to beautiful singer Klára. Václav Postránecký plays the role of the amateur detective in this simple tale. Jana Šulcová stars as Klára (her singing parts are dubbed by the real singer of the actual Flamingo band, Marie Rottrová).
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About a film

film_production_year 1972
film_countries Czechoslovakia
film_genres detective, crime
film_form feature
film_duration 92 min
film_director Václav Vorlíček
film_cast Václav Postránecký, Jana Šulcová, Jan Libíček, Jaroslav Moučka, Jaroslav Drbohlav, Ladislav Mrkvička
film_director_of_photography Rudolf Stahl ml.
film_screenplay Jaroslav Kořán
film_film_editor Miroslav Hájek
film_production_designer Oldřich Bosák, Jindřich Goetz
film_music_composed_by Karel Svoboda
film_sound_designer František Fabián