Some Like It Hot, Sunset Boulevard, The Apartment, Double Indemnity… Billy Wilder was one of the great entertainers of the Classical Hollywood era and one of its most celebrated writers and directors.
Murder in Polná (Zlocin v Polné)
Czech Republic, 2016
A riveting historical miniseries based on the Hilsner Affair, a highly contested criminal case in Czechoslovakia.
A riveting historical miniseries based on the Hilsner Affair, a highly contested criminal case in Czechoslovakia. After a young seamstress is found dead in a small village on Easter Sunday 1899, the absence of blood at the crime scene leads investigators to believe that the murder was part of a Passover ritual. Pinning the blame on Leopold Hilsner, a young Jewish beggar, his trial and subsequent death sentence incite riots against Jews. Finally, Tomas Masaryk, a professor of sociology in Prague (and eventual president of Czechoslovakia) intervenes; with dramatic consequence.
A big hit in the Czech Republic, Murder in Polná composes 2x86min episodes, screened consecutively.
165 mins / Czech (English subtitles)
Director — Viktor Polesný