End of a Priest (1969)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Religious Drama  |   Run Time - 82 min.  |   Countries - Czechia  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

The Czechoslovakian End of a Priest was released in its country of origin as Fararuv Konec. Vlastimil Brodsky stars as a church bell-ringer with a predilection for dressing up as a priest. A couple of local atheists try to expose Brodsky by setting him up with a prostitute. The phony priest gets wind of the plan and sets fire to the barn where he is to be compromised. The fire kills a sleeping hobo, and Brodsky is accused of murder. The "priest's" end comes as he falls from the roof of the church. End of a Priest was directed by Evald Schorm, characterized by his contemporaries as "the conscience of the Czech New Wave".



deception, sexton, church, faith, trust, truth, arson, Czechoslovakia, death, identity, schoolmaster, bum, priest, barn, police, prostitute/prostitution