Carlsbad Transit

Zbyněk Brynych, 1966

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In this crime drama directed by Zbyněk Brynych, the spa town of Carlsbad (Karlovy Vary) is presented as an elegant holiday resort attracting the international elite from the world of espionage. Transit Carlsbad (Carlsbad Transit, 1966) is an extraordinary item in screenwriter Jiří Procházka’s filmography. An implausible narrative follows the progress of successful Austrian biologist Dr. Lucke (Miroslav Macháček) who has become the target of several international spies following his invention of an artificial protein. Fortunately for the shy scientist, his stay in Carlsbad’s Moskva-Pupp hotel is left largely undisturbed thanks to the safeguards of mysterious agent 006, otherwise known as Elizabeth (Valentina Thielová). It turns out that 006 is a State Security employee… The film was not intended as a parody but was a distant take on otherwise unattainable James Bond movies. Jiří Adamíra, Josef Vinklář and Jiří Holý played the thwarted spies.
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About a film

Production year 1966
Countries Czechoslovakia
Categories film
Genres spy
Form feature
Duration 94 min
Director Zbyněk Brynych
Cast Valentina Thielová, Miroslav Macháček, Jiří Adamíra, Josef Vinklář, Jiří Holý, Jaroslav Raušer
Director of photography Jan Kališ
Screenplay Jan Procházka, Zbyněk Brynych
Editor Miroslav Hájek
Production designer Milan Nejedlý
Music Jiří Sternwald
Sound designer Miloš Alster