Anatomy of a Murder - Jan Hřebejk - Czech Republic

Anatomy of a Murder (Czech Republic, 2015) by Eurochannel






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Anatomy of a Murder (Detektivové od Nejsvětější Trojice, 2015 – present)
Czech Republic

Cast: Klára Melíšková, Stanislav Majer, Miroslav Krobot, Tereza Voříšková
Director: Jan Hřebejk
Genre: Crime, action, drama
Seasons: 5
Episodes: 16
Length: 68’


Detectives from a police crime department investigate bizarre and shocking murders in a Czech town. As the unit investigates the crimes, they soon expose harrowing cases of exorcising rituals, deep corruption, betrayals and multimillion robberies. Eurochannel premieres the first season Anatomy of a Murder, a new drama series following the investigations of a crime unit that will stop at nothing until it finds the truth.

Crime is looming close to Prague. In a tranquil small town, the harrowing murder of a woman draws the attention not only of the police but also the whole country. Found in a church, the crime has sparks of an unseen ritual and torture.

This three-part crime miniseries, directed by one of the best present-day Czech film directors Jan Hřebejk (Big Beat, Divided We Fall, Pupendo, Cosy Dens, Up and Down), is framed by an authentic and realistic description of crime investigators’ work. Inspired by the British literary and film tradition of dark dramas, Anatomy of a Murder delivers a gripping plot full of twists and surprises as the main characters, Major Výrová, Lieutenant Mráz, and their controversial boss, Colonel Vitouš, investigate a murder involving an exorcising ritual.

Eurochannel invites you to the heart of the Czech Republic where a crime puzzles the most experienced of detectives. Come and join an investigation to discover the truth behind the horrendous crime of this first season.

Anatomy of a Murder – S1E1

Father Karas (Jan Budar) is in love with a young teacher, Veronika (Tana Hlostova). He wants to marry her and to leave the priesthood. Karas’ life plans are cut short by the murder of his beloved Veronika. She has been strangled on the altar in Karas’ church. She was tortured, raped and burned with a satanic symbol on her body.

Anatomy of a Murder – S1E2

Father Karas is the prime suspect of killing the woman he loved. The crime and its motives have a far less sensational background than it seemed. Its roots lie in sociopathy and emotional deprivation.

Anatomy of a Murder – S1E3

Before her romance with Father Karas, Veronika had an affair with a university professor. It soon becomes clear that the intention of the true killer was to frame the priest… but who will torture the victim to make it look like an exorcism?

Anatomy of a Murder – S2E1

The body of Professor Chalupa, a popular teacher at the Department of Linguistics, is found on the faculty’s grounds. The professor was on the trail of a huge corruption scandal involving the highest levels in the faculty management.

Anatomy of a Murder – S2E2

Another body is discovered, the editor of the regional branch of the TV news network. Marie Výrová and her team discover that Chalupa was working with the reporter to prepare a story about corruption in the university.

Anatomy of a Murder – S2E3

Výrová organizes a trap and mentions, in front of the Registrar, who the police suspect of planning or executing the murders. They have found compromising material among the reporter’s items.

Anatomy of a Murder – S2E4

As the investigation closes on the Registrar and the head of the security agency, confessions and arguments lead to a violent ending with kidnappings and shootings.

Anatomy of a Murder – S3E1

The team of detectives under the leadership of Marie Vyrova has a new case - the murder of a man shot by a crossbow. The case takes a dramatic turn when investigators and potential victims understand that someone is systematically attempting to kill them...

Anatomy of a Murder – S3E2

The revelation of a common history, strong ties, immoral behavior, and conflict of interests of five former schoolmates, leads the police team to the probable motive of the killer.

Anatomy of a Murder – S3E3

The detective investigation becomes a race against time. After the revelation of a pattern of systematic revenge, the killer plunges the remaining survivors in a harrowing psychological pressure.

Anatomy of a Murder – S4E1

Three bears are robbed from the local zoo, and the guard is murdered. All the clues lead to an illicit enterprise with rare animals involving a dangerous mafia group.

Anatomy of a Murder – S4E2

A detective team of Captain Vyrová is summoned to investigate an unusual case: three bears mysteriously disappeared from the local zoo. Their initial clues lead them to a mafia of dog wrestling organizers and illegal animal trader.

Anatomy of a Murder – S4E3

With the help of a retired police captain, the team connects the case of the stolen bears with a case of five dead dogs found in mysterious circumstances. Both cases have one thing in common: a local business tycoon with dark secrets.

Anatomy of a Murder – S5E1

Criminalist Marie Vyrová is approached by a woman who is convinced that 30 ago when she was spending her vacation as a 12-year-old girl in the countryside, she saw a man killing a five-month-old baby.

Anatomy of a Murder – S5E2

After interviewing the family of the victim and other residents of the town, the team come to a new suspect. Who might have had the motive to manipulate the results of the investigation and who committed the horrific crime?

Anatomy of a Murder – S5E3

The disruptive interpersonal relationships during one great confrontation lead to the investigator's conclusion that the baby was killed by someone who can no longer be questioned and brought to justice.

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