El dirigible robado

Film Information:


El dirigible robado




Karel Zeman




35 mm


88 min


  • Michal Pospísil,
  • Hanus Bor
  • Jan Cízek
  • Josef Stránik
  • Jan Malát


  • GUIÓN: Karel Zeman,
  • Radovan Krátky
  • FOTOGRAFÍA: Josef Novotny, Bohuslav Pikhart
  • MONTAJE: Josef Valusiak
  • PRODUCCIÓN: Filmové Studio Barrandov, Filmové Studio Gottwaldov


  • Contacto / Contact
  • Atelieri Bonton Zlín
  • David Budsky
  • Vodickova 38
  • 110 00 Prague 1, Czech Republic
  • T +420 224 814 445
  • F +420 224 814 447
  • E david.budsky@bonton.cz
  • W www.bonton.cz


Original Title: The Stolen Airship

Ukradená vzducholod

In this age where CGI is applied to everything –from building the Roman Coliseum to erasing a diva’s wrinkles– watching a Karel Zeman’s science fiction film is like a discovery, and a balm. His sometimes bizarre combinations of drawings, scale models, primitive effects, and actors (all of them strictly analogical) instantly takes us back to our Saturday afternoon action films, adding a certain lysergic touch that, on one hand, echoes the magic of Georges Méliès, and, on the other, anticipates Terry Gillian’s deliriums. Regarded as one of the great animators of Czech cinema, Zeman used to base his scripts on Jules Verne, but with a “blender” style that makes it difficult to recognize the literary source stricto sensu. The Stolen Airship seems to have elements from The Mysterious Island, plus the obvious reference to Five Weeks in a Balloon; and even Captain Nemo shows up somewhere, just in case. Everything goes when you’re taking off into a unique world of fantasy and hallucination.

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