Poisoned Poisoner

short-story

Typology

feature

Czech title

Otrávená travička

Runtime

0 min

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1968

Production year

1968

Language version

Czech

Director

Miloš Makovec

Synopsis

At the "Virtuous Susan" inn ["U cudné Zuzany" inn], the beautiful and charming landlady Zuzana looks after her customers. Her servant Přech is helping her by filling up the wineglasses. Zuzana always takes advantage of her guests' enchantment with her to pour poison into their goblets from a ring she wears on her finger. This time the victim is a Turkish gentleman. When he dies of the poison, the two take all his belongings. Then Přech throws the man down into the cellar, to join all their previous victims. Their next victims are a knight in armour and an old nobleman. Late at night, with the help of her servant, Zuzana brews the poison from grated human skull, bats, snakes and other ingredients. Then she fills her ring with the lethal mixture. The next visitor is a young man who tries to poison Zuzana instead. They both survive each other's murder attempt and end up in bed in a passionate embrace. Her devoted but jealous servant Přech offers them two poisoned goblets of wine. He then covers the dead Zuzana's body with kisses and dies, having taken poison from her ring.

Cast

Milena Dvorská

hospodská Zuzana

Václav Kotva

sluha Přech

Vladimír Valenta

rytíř /Turek/

František Velecký

sličný mladík s loutnou

Václav Trégl

starý šlechtic

Miloš Makovec

rytíř v brnění

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Jan Mimra

Screenstory

Jiří Brdečka

Second Unit Photography

Rudolf Milič ml.

Production Designer

Karel Škvor

Costume Designer

Vladimír Synek

Film Editor

Antonín Zelenka

Sound Designer

Pavel Jelínek

Production Manager

Josef Ouzký

Unit Production Manager

Jiří Mařas, Růžena Hulínská

Cooperation

Jolana Bajtková, Eliška Švarcová, Jan Kňákal

Music

Music Composed by

Zdeněk Liška

Production info

Original Title

Otrávená travička

English Title

Poisoned Poisoner

Working Title

Pražské noci

Category

povídka

Typology

feature

Genre

short-story

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1968

Production Year

1968

Technical info

Versions

Czech