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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 »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dana Vávrová ... Leontýnka Brtník z Brtníku
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
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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.

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Referenced in Show Leose Marese: Episode #1.1 (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Zampióny
Music by Jaroslav Uhlír
Lyrics by Zdenek Sverák
Performed by Lubomír Lipský and Vera Tichánková
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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.


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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 »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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