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September 27, 2023

Episode 647: The Mysterious Castle in the Carpathians (1981)

Special Guests: Tereza Brdeckova, Irena Kovarova
Guest Co-Hosts: Jonathan Owen, Emily Barney

On this special Czechtember episode we’re looking at Oldrich Lipsky’s 1981 film The Mysterious Castle in the Carpathians. Based on the novel by from 1892, the film tells the story of Count Teleke of Toloko (Michal Docolomanský), a blowhard opera singer who, along with his manservant, stop by the village of where he learns about the nearby Devil’s Castle which is said to be haunted.

Jonathan Owen and Emily Barney join Mike to discuss this off-beat adaptation (and the other three adaptations of the same story around the same time. Tereza Brdeckova talks about her and her father's work while Irena Kovarova shares her work representing Czech cinema.

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