Black Stocking

crime

Typology

feature

Czech title

Černá punčocha

Runtime

84

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1986

Production year

1986

Premiere

01.11.1987

Language version

Czech

Director

Otakar Fuka

Screenplay

Vojtěch Měšťan, Otakar Fuka

Screenstory

Vojtěch Měšťan

Summary

Director Otakar Fuka often made genre-themed films. In terms of the Czech crime genre, his previous films include the detective stories Svědectví mrtvých očí (Dead Eye Testimony, 1971) and Zlaté rybky (Gold Fish, 1977). Fuka added to this in 1986 with Černá punčocha (The Black Stocking), a story inspired by a real-life serial killer who caused havoc throughout Prague and northern Bohemia during the 1980s. Fifty-year-old Miki Opatovský (Milan Karpíšek) has spent his entire life serving as a hairstylist to beautiful models. But the provocative photographer Monika stirs a latent desire within Miki to kill. Gradually, the hairstylist is gripped with a murderous obsession. The strangler, who on the surface comes across as a quiet, decent man, transforms into a phantom who commits heinous sexually-motivated crimes… Not even his wife (Luba Skořepová) has any suspicion of Miki’s dark deeds. Vítězslav Jandák and Petr Pospíchal portray two police investigators tasked with tracking down the elusive killer.

Synopsis

The elderly dressmaker, Miroslav Opatovský, is surrounded by models in his fashion salon who flirt with him a little. They apparently do not perceive him as a man and change in front of him with no shyness. Opatovský notices an attractive girl by a shop window and he dreams at night that he strangles her with a black stocking. He meets the girl – the professional photographer, Monika – once more at a dance festival. He is probably aroused by the violent subject of one of the dances, and thus follows Monika through the Prague night. He attacks her in an abandoned place. Monika wrestles with him, she even photographs him with her camera flash, but Opatovský strangles her, throwing the camera from which he cannot remove the film into a water reservoir. Monika's married lover Klimeš is suspected of the murder. The widowed model Eva arrives in Prague. She is Opatovský's one and only true love but she got married abroad years ago. Opatovský then got married without affection to woman of his age, solely to get some comfort and care. In an intimate moment, he confesses his crime to Eva who is still fond of him. The terrified woman promises to tell nobody and speedily leaves the country. Opatovský loses control over his deviance. The sportswoman Milena manages to fight him off, but the schoolteacher Marta is killed. The detectives set decoys – policewomen – near the sites of his crimes. The scuba divers fish out the camera with the surviving negative from the reservoir. The murderer's identity is soon known and the police surround him in the park where he jogs regularly. Opatovský finds himself in a hopeless situation and kills himself by jumping from a rock in front of his wife's eyes.

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Cast

Milan Karpíšek

dámský krejčí Miroslav Opatovský

Petr Pospíchal

kapitán VB Krátký

Vítězslav Jandák

poručík VB Petr

Luba Skořepová

Jana, žena Opatovského

Hana Vávrová

fotografka Monika Marková

Magdalena Šebestová

Patricie, sestra Moniky

Hana Davidová

patoložka MUDr.Ivana Blochová

Hana Talpová

Ilona Zárubová, kamarádka Evy

Karel Hábl

ing.Milan Klimeš

Jaroslav Radimecký

MUDr.Lukáš

Marta Richterová

sekretářka Veselá

Eva Kolenská

basketbalistka Míla Zajícová

Libuše Štědrá

Věra Kubová

Petr Skarke

kriminalista Doleček

Olga Hrubá

učitelka hudby Marta Vosecká

dr. Ivan Vyskočil

psychiatr docent Vinklárek

Leoš Kaltofen

náčelník kriminálky

Jitka Asterová

Růžena, kamarádka Míly

Ivana Chýlková

manekýna Simona

Frank Towen

on sám, choreograf

Rudolf Hrušínský ml.

kriminalista Kříž

Gabriela Wilhelmová

Lída, přítelkyně Opatovské

Sylva Žáčková

manekýna Veronika

Jana Žáčková

manekýna Katka

Tamara Bernášková

manekýna Iveta

Kateřina Marková

manekýna Zdena

Jana Viščaková

manekýna Magda

Stanislav Hájek

školník Karásek

Roman Hájek

svobodník

Petr Jákl

trenér juda

Milan Kolbava

kriminalista Faltus

Petr Brukner

střihač Míša Pavlík

Pavel Myslík

řidič kriminalistického auta

Václav Erban

on sám, moderátor pátrací relace

Ivana Nováčková

barmanka

Vladimír Pospíšil

kriminalista Paukert

Jaroslav Špáňa

poručík VB Hurt

Jaroslav Tomsa

trenér juda

Jan Vondráček

nadporučík VB Hašek

Martin Otava

Hanych

Jana Vaňková

Kučerová, kolegyně Patricie

Miriam Kantorková

zákaznice Bučánková

Lída Říhová

Olga

Naďa Chrástová

gymnastka

M. Čihařová

gymnastka

Věra Strachová

judistka

Simona Cendelínová

tanečnice

Miroslav Hajn

tanečník

Luboš Hajn

tanečník

Vlastimila Vlková

zákaznice na poště

M. Bydžovský

taxikář Nepevný

I. Kurdíková

Jitka

H. Nezbedová

Radka

S. Svobodová

Květa

Blanka Velcová

karatistka

I. Hánová

Jitka

M. Kovář

trenér karate

Miroslav Jíra

dubl za Karpíška

Crew and creators

Director

Otakar Fuka

Second Unit Director

Stanislava Hutková, Milan Kadlec

Assistant Director

Zdenka Barochová

Script Editor

Věra Kalábová

Second Unit Photography

Jan Kváča

Camera Operator

František Kučera

Production Designer

Bohumil Nový

Set Designer

Jiří Forst, Jan Hodný, Jan Huptych, Milan Šilha

Costume Designer

Olga Jedličková

Film Editor

Jan Chaloupek

Sound Designer

Adam Kajzar

Special Effects

Trikový ateliér FSB

Production Manager

Eliška Nejedlá

Unit Production Manager

Jana Koubová, Antonín Pražský, Olga Zelenská

Unit Production Manager

Karel Hrdý

Consultant

plk. Josef Janůrek , Miloš Hejduk, doc. MUDr. Karel Souček, CSc., Jaroslav Tomsa

Cooperation

Irena Strachová, Alena Kravková, Věra Flaková, Olga Rosenfelderová, Josef Řezáč

Music

Music Composed by

Zdeněk John

Music Conducted by

Štěpán Koníček (FISYO), Štěpán Koníček (Originální pražský synkopický orchestr)

Songs

Proč obraz tvůj nedá srdci spát

Songwriter

Sláva Emanuel Nováček (Proč obraz tvůj nedá srdci spát)

Choreographer

Radomil Čech

Production info

Original Title

Černá punčocha

English Title

Black Stocking

Copyright

1986

Production Year

1986

Premiere

01.11.1987

Creative Group

Josef Císař

Technical info

Format

35mm , Betacam, DVD

Versions

Czech