Návštěva z Vesmíru
Entry updated 26 December 2022. Tagged: Film.
["Visit from Space"] Czech (see Czech and Slovak SF) tv film (1977). Ostrava studio, Czechoslovak Television. Directed by Otakar Kosko. Written by Drahoslav Makovicka, based on Roadside Picnic (1972; trans 1977) by Arkady and Boris Strugatski. Cast includes Zdeněk Hradilák as Professor Pillman, Přemysl Matoušek as MrchoŽrout (literally "scavenger", but presumably Stalker) and Svatopluk Matyáš as Roderick Schoehard. 85 minutes. Black and white.
Predating by two years Andrei Tarkovsky's version of the Strugatski brothers' novel, Stalker (1979), this film was broadcast on Czechoslovak Television from 7:30pm on Thursday, 25 August 1977. Shortly afterwards it was deleted in an act of political censorship (see Politics), as it was deemed to contain elements that were unacceptable. No copy is known to exist. [SP]
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