About the film
based on novel or book scientist seductress dreamlike nuclear explosive recurring fever stolen formula terrorist underground
Release Date: April 09, 1948
|Genres||:||Science Fiction, Drama|
|Production Companies||:||Československá filmová společnost|
|Producers||:||Bohumil Šmída, Jiří Pokorný, Karel Feix, Miroslav Šimonek, Fr. Švehla|
|Writers||:||Otakar Vávra, Otakar Vávra, Karel Čapek, Jaroslav R. Vávra|
Based on the novel by Karel Capek, the prominent Czech writer of the early 20th century who coined the word robot for his play R.U.R., the story revolves around a discovery of Krakatit - a powerful explosive - by Prokop, an experimental scientist who, following an accidental explosion in his lab, slips in and out of delirium. When he realises that, in a delirious period, he has given the formula for making Krakatit to one of his colleagues, he tries to find the man, who does not realize how dangerous a thing Krakatit is. In the process, he nearly gives his discovery away again to foreign interests, a group of anarchists, and even greater forces of darkness...