Traps DVD
Drama / Comedy


From the late, great Czech filmmaker VÄ›ra Chytilová, renowned director of Daisies and Fruit of Paradise, comes this daring black comedy of violence, violation and veterinary practice. A vet, Lenka, after being raped by two men, uses her particular expertise to exact her revenge…

Chytilová was a filmmaker with a deserved reputation as provocateur and philosopher and Trapsis an enquiry by both 'victim' and filmmaker on the social structures and attitudes which condone such a violation. Tragic and comic, wild and angry, the film presents an unique view of contemporary society where warped morality, greed and twisted masculine attitudes are commonplace and unchallenged.

This provocative feature is presented for the first time ever in the UK.

Production Year: 1998
Region Code: Free
UK Rating: 18
Running Time: 116 mins
Number of Discs: 1
Language: Czech
Subtitles: English
Audio: Mono
Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
Colour: Colour
Director Vera Chytilová
Cast Zuzana Stivínová
Cast Miroslav Donutil
Cast Tomás Hanák


  • Presented from a new anamorphic digital transfer.
  • 12-page booklet featuring a new essay by arts journalist and film critic Carmen Gray.
  • New and improved English subtitle translation.
  • Available on home video for the first time in the English-speaking world.