7.7/10
498
1 user 1 critic

Long Live Ghosts! (1977)

At zijí duchové! (original title)
Trespassing gang of boys encounter a ghost in the ruins of a castle. When they rescue the ghost who is caught in a trapset, they become allies in a fight to prevent ruins from being turned into mushroom farm by the city authorities.

Director:

Oldrich Lipský

Writers:

Zdenek Sverák (screenplay), Oldrich Lipský (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Adventure | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The king Dalimil and the queen Eliska waited to see a longed-for offspring - a daughter Ruzenka. But Eliska's envious and bad sister Melánie curses her. When Ruzenka becomes 17 years old ... See full summary »

Director: Václav Vorlícek
Stars: Jirí Sovák, Vladimír Mensík, Milena Dvorská
Comedy | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Saxana has the enthusiasm, but lacks the right talent to become a witch. So she's kept in for 300 years - nothing unusual for a sorceress' school. Being bored, she skims through the ... See full summary »

Director: Václav Vorlícek
Stars: Petra Cernocká, Jan Hrusínský, Jan Kraus
Adventure | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The old King (Vladimír Mensík) is not satisfied with his four children. It is high time for the Princesses to get married and for the Prince to assume the reign. Once the King sets out to ... See full summary »

Director: Václav Vorlícek
Stars: Juraj Durdiak, Libuse Safránková, Vladimír Mensík
Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

The Lavicka's, a Czech family from the city, rents a house in the country with the option to buy. However, old Mr Komarek seems reluctant to sell the house as they agreed.

Director: Jirí Menzel
Stars: Josef Kemr, Zdenek Sverák, Daniela Kolárová
Adventure | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Petr's greedy stepmother steals everything from her stepson. Meanwhile, Petr meets two daughters of a local duke. He falls in love with one of them, but she is very proud and Petr means ... See full summary »

Director: Hynek Bocan
Stars: Vladimír Dlouhý, Ondrej Vetchý, Jana Dítetová
Drama | Fantasy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Life changes dramatically for a Czech housemaid when the house driver gives her three magical hazel nuts.

Director: Václav Vorlícek
Stars: Libuse Safránková, Pavel Trávnícek, Carola Braunbock
Family | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A Czech fairy tale about a princess named Lada who runs away from home in a mouse fur disguise in order to escape an unwanted and forced marriage.

Director: Martin Fric
Stars: Frantisek Smolík, Martin Ruzek, Marie Kyselková
Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A family comedy about a venturesome schoolboy Vasek and his search for his father, supposed to have perished during a mountaineering expedition in the Himalayas. The story confronts the ... See full summary »

Director: Marie Polednáková
Stars: Jana Preissová, Tomás Holý, Frantisek Nemec
Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Wanting to test her suitor Lubos's character and his relation to her son Vasek, Anna accepts his offer for her and Vasek to spend summer holidays at his father's country house. She's ... See full summary »

Director: Marie Polednáková
Stars: Jana Preissová, Tomás Holý, Frantisek Nemec
Comedy | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

This is a witty and charming, Pop-Art fairytale featuring Czechoslovak popular cultural icons. Then-20-year-old composer Jan Hammer after the Soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia immigrated ... See full summary »

Director: Borivoj Zeman
Stars: Helena Vondrácková, Václav Neckár, Bohus Záhorský
Adventure | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Three veterans are given magic artifacts by elves that can magically create gold, servants and any other object. They encounter greedy characters and one of them falls in love with a princess.

Director: Oldrich Lipský
Stars: Rudolf Hrusínský, Petr Cepek, Josef Somr
Obecná skola (1991)
Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

The time is 1945-46. 10 year old Eda and his friend Tonda live in a small village outside Prague. In school, their class is so wild and indisciplined that their teacher quits and is ... See full summary »

Director: Jan Sverák
Stars: Jan Tríska, Zdenek Sverák, Libuse Safránková
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dana Vávrová ... Leontýnka Brtník z Brtníku
Jirí Procházka Jirí Procházka ... Janek Dlouhý
Jirí Sovák ... rytir Brtník z Brtníku
Vlastimil Brodský ... Vávra - reditel skoly
Lubomír Lipský ... Antonín Jouza - vedoucí samoobsluhy
Vera Tichánková ... Pilátová
Petr Stary Petr Stary ... Pepa Bohácek (as Petr Starý)
Igor Nachtigall Igor Nachtigall ... Zrzek
David Vlcek ... Eda Adámek
Tomás Holý ... Vendelín Nademlejnský
Jirí Broz Jirí Broz ... Malický
Jirí Bruder ... predseda DrPrHrBr
Adolf Filip ... Funkcionár z okresu
Ladislav Simek Ladislav Simek ... Funkcionár z okresu
Pavlína Serbusová Pavlína Serbusová ... Hanka
Edit

Storyline

Trespassing gang of boys encounter a ghost in the ruins of a castle. When they rescue the ghost who is caught in a trapset, they become allies in a fight to prevent ruins from being turned into mushroom farm by the city authorities.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Czechoslovakia

Language:

Czech

Release Date:

1 November 1977 (Czechoslovakia) See more »

Also Known As:

Long Live Ghosts! See more »

Filming Locations:

Krakovec, Czech Republic See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Filmové studio Barrandov See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Referenced in Vsechnopárty: Episode dated 5 February 2016 (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

V nasí ruine strasí
Music by Jaroslav Uhlír
Lyrics by Zdenek Sverák
Performed by Children's Choir
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Absolutely amazing!
20 September 2009 | by AlexejSee all my reviews

I bought this precious little gem from dvdbest.sk on a hunch without knowing anything about this movie. And, boy, am I glad I did. In the two weeks I have had it in my possession I have watched it at least ten times and I expect to watch it many more times in the years to come.

This movie is absolutely amazing. Its cinematography boggles the mind. Filmed long before the advent of computer special effects, it shows us tiny elves in the presence of full-size human children seamlessly working together.

It has wonderful music that I just cannot get out of my mind. It has children, some of them well under 10, acting along experienced professional adult actors as if they were old pros, a great tribute to the art and craft, and probably psychology, of director Oldrich Lipsky.

The story is both funny and endearing, both dark and innocent, even romantic. A great movie for the whole family, children and adults alike.


18 of 19 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See one user review »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed