Pursued and Suspect

Zbyněk Brynych, 1978

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Trojan (Jiří Adamíra) is a suspect in the murder of his wife Eva (Regina Rázlová). Fleeing from the police, Trojan is unaware of his own innocence. Police detective Hart (Ilja Prachař) deduces that the engineer, who assisted in a project to relocate a cathedral in the mining town of Most, is hiding inside the remaining buildings earmarked for demolition… Cinematographer Jiří Tarantík captured actual footage of the destruction of the town’s Art Nouveau buildings. Consequently this 1978 motion picture, directed by Zbyněk Brynych, documents the demolition of the unique architecture in the old town of Most to make way for brown coal mining. The ruins of Old Most also served as a backdrop for the co-productions Vojáci svobody (Soldiers of Liberty, 1976), Kentauři (Centaurs, 1978) and Boj o Moskvu (The Battle of Moscow, 1985). This detective story without a murder is written by Karel Valtera, who also worked with director Brynych on Hněv (Wrath, 1977).
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About a film

Production year 1978
Countries Czechoslovakia
Categories film
Genres detective, drama, crime, psychological
Form feature
Duration 85 min
Director Zbyněk Brynych
Cast Jiří Adamíra, Regina Rázlová, Ilja Prachař, Jan Přeučil, Vladimír Brabec
Director of photography Jiří Tarantík
Screenplay Karel Valtera, Zbyněk Brynych
Editor Miroslav Hájek
Production designer Oldřich Okáč
Music Ladislav Štaidl
Sound designer Ladislav Hausdorf