The Tower of Death

2002 / Czech Republic / 58min

The film The Tower of Death by Kristina Vlachová is a return to the misery of the 40s and 50s. The death of Jan Masaryk, the execution of Heliodor Píka, the judicial murder of Milada Horáková were all indications of the arriving period of totalitarian terror. Thousands of prisoners served their sentences in inhuman conditions of the uranium mines in the Jáchymov region. Today, it is hard to return to the world of camps, tragedies, misfortune and deaths of people devastated by the sophisticated machinery, which although imported was perfected by the Czechs.



  • Original title
    Věž smrti
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Jiří Mikula, Kristina Vlachová
  • Dir. of Photo.
    Josef Haberland, Libor Hlavatý
  • Editing
    Jiří Mikula
  • Music
    Václav Fiala
  • Sound
    Mislav Eliáš, Pavel Vekrbauer, Luděk Šoupa, Martin Ureš
  • Duration
    58 min
  • Year
  • Country
    • Czech Republic
  • Colour
  • Audio Tracks
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  • Production
    Česká televize
    Kavčí hory
    140 70 Praha 4
    Czech Republic
    tel: 261137106
    fax: 261216628
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