Death of a Fly

Karel Kachyňa, 1976

Film at Filmový přehled


This 1976 psychological study of a young high school student, tinged with an environmental message, is considered to be one of the lesser films from experienced director Karel Kachyňa. Written in collaboration with Jan Otčenášek, the film tells the story of teenager Milan, who compensates for his shyness around girls (especially classmate Magdaléna) by taking photographs. Inspired by class-teacher Votruba, Milan documents the environmental crimes of a local functionary. But Honza has to face a bigger issue than the evil injustices around him – a phobia of flies from which he has suffered since childhood. Self-confident love rival Honza decides to uses this phobia as a weapon against Milan…. The talented actor Luboš Knytl stars in what was his only feature-film role. Jaroslav Satoranský plays a progressive high school teacher.
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About a film

Production year 1976
Countries Czechoslovakia
Categories film
Genres psychological
Form feature
Duration 86 min
Director Karel Kachyňa
Cast Luboš Knytl, Jana Pehrová, Miroslava Šafránková, Otakar Brousek ml., Libuše Švormová, Josef Somr
Director of photography Jaroslav Kučera
Screenplay Pavel Blumenfeld, Jan Otčenášek, Jana Štroblová, Karel Kachyňa
Editor Miroslav Hájek
Production designer Karel Vacek
Music Zdeněk Liška
Sound designer Miloslav Hůrka