Pursued and Suspect

Zbyněk Brynych, 1978



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

film_production_year 1978
film_countries Czechoslovakia
film_genres detective, drama, crime, psychological
film_form feature
film_duration 85 min
film_director Zbyněk Brynych
film_cast Jiří Adamíra, Regina Rázlová, Ilja Prachař, Jan Přeučil, Vladimír Brabec
film_director_of_photography Jiří Tarantík
film_screenplay Karel Valtera, Zbyněk Brynych
film_film_editor Miroslav Hájek
film_production_designer Oldřich Okáč
film_music_composed_by Ladislav Štaidl
film_sound_designer Ladislav Hausdorf