In Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia a Jewish doctor Dr. Braun, forbidden to practice, has to remove a bullet from a wounded Resistance fighter. He roams the nightmarish Prague streets in a desperate search for morphine while hiding his patient from the Nazis. In a world where people are encouraged to report on anything out of the ordinary, it is only a matter of time before his covert activities are brought to the attention of the authorities.
"... a nearly perfect film..."
-Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"...so beautifully and thoughtfully made — well written and acted, shot with perfect economy and care—that one is almost surprised at the end to be very much moved by the substance of it."
-Renata Alder, The New York Times
The Fifth Horseman is Fear
...a páty jezdec je Strach
Czechoslovakia, 1964, 100 minutes, B&W
Czech with English subtitles
Directed by Zbynek Brynych
Public Exhibition 16mm Rental available