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The Mysterious Castle in the Carpathians (1981)
"Tajemství hradu v Karpatech" (original title)

 -  Comedy | Fantasy | Sci-Fi  -  October 1983 (USA)
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In 1897, in a castle near the town of Werewolfville in the Carpithians, a slightly deranged Professor Orfanik experiments with his new inventions which include, even at this early date, television and a film camera.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michal Docolomanský ...
Count Teleke of Tölökö
Evelyna Steimarová ...
Salsa Verde
Vlastimil Brodský ...
Komornik hrabéte ignác
Milos Kopecký ...
Baron Gorc z Gorcu
Rudolf Hrusínský ...
Vynálezce orfanik
Augustín Kubán ...
Tomá Hluchonémec-Zutro
Jan Hartl ...
Lesni adjunkt vilja dézi
Jaroslava Kretschmerová ...
Snoubenka lesniho adjunkta
Oldrich Velen ...
Míla Myslíková ...
Samuel Adamcík ...
Jan Skopecek ...
Sedlák v kozichu
Václav Kotva ...
Jirí Lír ...
Helena Ruzicková ...


In the 1800s, a baron, who is the owner of a castle known as The Devil's Castle and who is also an obsessed opera fan, keeps the body of his favorite diva preserved in a crypt in the castle. In order to keep away potentially nosy visitors, the baron's mad-scientist assistant, invents all sorts of spooky phenomena in order to give the castle a creepy reputation. Written by

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Hair-raising comedy about an old castle and its new specters, based on a novel by Jules Verne.


Comedy | Fantasy | Sci-Fi





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The second and lesser known of the two 1980s Communist state's film adaptations of the 19th-century Jules Verne novel "The Carpathian Castle". The first was made two years earlier in Romania and was directed by Stere Gulea with the title Castelul din Carpati (1981). See more »


Baron Gorc z Gorcu: You surely know that my financial support is unlimited.
Vynálezce orfanik: Yes. Long live your false cheque factories!
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Referenced in Vsechnopárty: Episode dated 30 November 2012 (2012) See more »

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Surreal and silly but brilliant
18 January 2013 | by (europe) – See all my reviews

Oldrich Lipsky made comedies the way comedies should be made - by a manic genius with a unique and recognisable but still quirky and unpredictable imagination, a director's eye for visual humour and bizarre images, a writer's love of language and of plot twists that are either so unlikely or so obvious that either way you'd never expect them. Clever and unashamedly silly, with a great feeling for both surrealism and slapstick, colourful and in spite of everything very slick, with acting and dialogue deadpan and hilariously serious one minute, totally over the top the next. Very Czech, or rather very Czechoslovakian since he made his films between the 60s and the 80s in that now long gone totalitarian police state, but generally set in another time, even when set (as in this case) in the same place. This isn't even his best film, but it's well worth tracking down.

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