Weapons for Prague

Ivo Toman, 1974

Film at Filmový přehled


Wartime drama Zbraně pro Prahu (Weapons for Prague, 1974) serves as a quintessential example of “normalisation” era regime propaganda. Written by Jaroslav Dietl, and directed by regime loyalist Ivo Toman, the film is set in early May 1945, during the events of the Prague Uprising when Czechs rose up against their Nazi oppressors. Casting aside the potential risks, railway workers from the countryside decide to lend a helping hand to their urban insurgent compatriots. Karel Hlušička and Jiří Kodet star as the heroic railwaymen, while director Kodet also cast his wife Slávka Budínová (she appeared in a number of his films) as the wife of a military officer.
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About a film

Production year 1974
Countries Czechoslovakia
Categories film
Genres drama, war
Form feature
Duration 84 min
Director Ivo Toman
Cast Karel Hlušička, Jiří Kodet, Hana Čížková, Karel Dellapina, L. H. Struna
Director of photography Josef Illík
Screenplay Jaroslav Dietl, Jan Fleischer, Ivo Toman
Editor Miroslav Hájek
Production designer Boris Moravec
Music Jiří Šust
Sound designer Adolf Böhm