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Killing the Devil (1970)

Vrazda ing. Certa (original title)
She (Jirina Bohdalová) is approximately forty-years old, intelligent and attractive, but, unfortunately, lonesome as one could be. She handles her life quite well, but whenever nostalgia ... See full summary »

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Ester Krumbachová
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jirina Bohdalová ... Ona
Vladimír Mensík ... Ing. Cert
Ljuba Hermanová ... Miriam
Helena Ruzicková ... Kartárka
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jana Hana Duffková Jana Hana Duffková ... Lady
Olga Jungova Olga Jungova
Lubomír Malý Lubomír Malý
Angelo Michajlov Angelo Michajlov
Jan Mikota Jan Mikota
Jan Nemec
Bretislav Novotný Bretislav Novotný
Gabriela Preissová Gabriela Preissová
Karel Pribil Karel Pribil
Jan Sirc Jan Sirc
Ladislav Smocek Ladislav Smocek
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She (Jirina Bohdalová) is approximately forty-years old, intelligent and attractive, but, unfortunately, lonesome as one could be. She handles her life quite well, but whenever nostalgia falls upon her, she begins to long for a man. Thus she is happy when an engineer named Bohous Cert [Devil] (Vladimír Mensík), a friend from her youth, whom she still recalls being as slim as a maiden, rings her up and talks to her in a coaxing voice. She invites him to dinner, which she prepares with the greatest care, and also pays a lot of attention to her looks. But, after all those years, Engineer Cert when he arrives is far from slim, and is even rather dilapidated. He gulps his food with constant smacking and slurping, and eats everything out of the fridge. His behavior is rude, even arrogant - but, see, this is a Man and She gladly forgives him everything. Written by NFA.cz

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Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy

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Country:

Czechoslovakia

Language:

Czech

Release Date:

18 September 1970 (Czechoslovakia) See more »

Also Known As:

Killing the Devil See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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Jan Nemec was supposed to direct this film. After Nemec publicly protested against Russian occupation of Czechoslovakia in 1968, he was blacklisted by communist regime and film was directed by its screenwriter Ester Krumbachová. See more »

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Featured in Bohdalka je nase! (2011) See more »

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So sweet and funny!
23 November 2003 | by antosSee all my reviews

I thought I have watched almost all the Czech good comedies, especially with the unforgettable Mr. actor Vladimír Mensík. But this movie was so surprising... I remember I watched a poster on the wall of my roommate in the dormitory; I wanted to watch the movie that time, but no chance, till now. "You are getting fat, and you are not so young already; I hope we will eat immediately," MSc. Devil (Mensík) said when he met his girlfriend (Bohdalová) after very long time. And the whole movie he still eats, eats, eats. When she is cooking next food, he eats furniture. I smiled from the beginning to the end. 10/10


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