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The Safebreaker

Czechoslovakia, 1973 (MIFF 1975)

Director: Jaromil Jires

A documentary about a safe-cracker who became quite famous after the war, meeting the police inspector who arrested him 25 years ago. After serving his sentence, the safe-cracker became a guard and now lives a calm and orderly life.

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