Film / Kino Panorama / 8.7. /

50 years since the premiere

Director Juraj Herz, Czechoslovakia 1972

Iva Janžurová in her life role (more precisely, a double role) embodies two sisters who are completely different in character. While one is kind and good, the other represents evil incarnate, morbid hatred and envy. The evil sister decides to eliminate her sibling counterpart, in whom she is unable to tolerate the qualities she herself lacks. Her monstrosity, however, soon surprises her own when it takes on unexpected proportions.