Carlsbad Transit

Zbyněk Brynych, 1966



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

film_production_year 1966
film_countries Czechoslovakia
film_genres spy
film_form feature
film_duration 94 min
film_director Zbyněk Brynych
film_cast Valentina Thielová, Miroslav Macháček, Jiří Adamíra, Josef Vinklář, Jiří Holý, Jaroslav Raušer
film_director_of_photography Jan Kališ
film_screenplay Jan Procházka, Zbyněk Brynych
film_film_editor Miroslav Hájek
film_production_designer Milan Nejedlý
film_music_composed_by Jiří Sternwald
film_sound_designer Miloš Alster