This blasphemous black comedy charts the chaos that erupts when a lowly sexton (Vlastimil Brodsky, one of the Czechoslovak New Wave’s most recognizable faces) is mistaken for a priest by a singularly sinful flock of country parishioners who install him as their local minister, despite their penchant for drinking, adultery, and gambling. One of four films—along with dissident touchstones The Firemen’s Ball, A Report on the Party and Guests, and All My Compatriots—notoriously banned “forever” by the Communist government, Evald Schorm’s incendiary satire takes aim at both religious hypocrisy and the bureaucratic ineptitude of the anti-clerical authorities, leaving no side unscathed.