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A doctor Marek is shocked when his beloved nurse Mima signs a contract with foreign car manufacturer Ferat, in order to work for them as a rally-driver. A fellow doctor makes him believe ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jirí Menzel ... Dr. Marek
Dagmar Havlová ... Mima (as Dagmar Veskrnová)
Jana Brezková ... Luisa a Klára Tomásová
Petr Cepek ... Kriz
Jan Schmid ... Dr. Kaplan
Zdenka Procházková ... Madame Ferat
Blanka Waleská ... babicka Luisy
Zdenek Ornest ... tajemník Feratu
Ilja Racek ... Lékar z pitevny
Vít Olmer ... Lékar z pitevny
Miloslava Ebrová Miloslava Ebrová ... Boubelatá sestra
Kveta Straková Kveta Straková ... Dívka se psem
Zuzana Langerová Zuzana Langerová ... Dívka se psem (as Zuzana Langrová)
Michal Pavlata Michal Pavlata ... dr. Radek
Miroslav Streda
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A doctor Marek is shocked when his beloved nurse Mima signs a contract with foreign car manufacturer Ferat, in order to work for them as a rally-driver. A fellow doctor makes him believe that human blood is being used as fuel for Mima's ever winning car, but does that really work? Written by Otto Oberhauser <Oberhauser@cc.univie.ac.at>

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Country:

Czechoslovakia

Language:

Czech

Release Date:

1 May 1982 (Czechoslovakia) See more »

Also Known As:

Bloody Freeway See more »

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Filmové studio Barrandov See more »
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Mono

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The Ferat rally car used in the film was in fact a prototype for an unrealised sports model Skoda 110 Super Sport produced by Skoda Auto, now generally referred to as the Skoda Super Sport 'Ferat Vampir RSR' in homage to the film. See more »

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The Devil is a Car...
8 May 2002 | by Mikew3001See all my reviews

This is a very unusual but interesting Czech vampire movie from 1981 - a doctor discovers that a hyper-modern formula 1 racing car is not run by fuel but with human blood! He's trying to find out the mystery of the bloodthirsty car together with a vampire hunter, but a mighty racing organization is already hunting them.

This plot sounds rather like a trashy 50's b-movie horror, but in fact is a very witty comment on the modern fetishes of speed, high tech power and mobility - and also, as usual for cultural artifacts of the Cold War area, a critical view on capitalism. There are some remarkable, terrifying scenes like a dream sequence with the car eating the doctor or a surreal sex sequence. The experimental electronic score is also outstanding, and only the acting seems a bit wooden sometimes. Anyway, this Czech horror movie is being watched!


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