Witchhammer

(1970)

Overview

A ruthless inquisitor spins the superstitions of local peasants into religious heresy, finding cause to accuse dozens of innocent men and women of witchcraft. The inquisitor targets nobles and merchants, whose property and goods are then confiscated. After suffering an array of medieval tortures, most of the accused confess—only to be burned alive at the stake as helpless villagers watch. With its bold and striking cinematography, the film captures scenes of both daring nudity and brutal torture.

  1. Otakar Vávra

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Václav Kaplický

    Novel

  3. Ester Krumbachová

    Screenplay

Facts

Original Title Kladivo na čarodějnice

Status Released

Release Information

  • January 23, 1970
    Theatrical

    Meaning

Original Language Czech

Runtime 1h 43m

Budget -

Revenue -

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Content Score

100

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