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Release Date: April 09, 1948

Year    :   1948
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Genres    :   Science Fiction, Drama
Production Companies    :   Československá filmová společnost
Director    :   Otakar Vávra
Producers    :   Bohumil Šmída, Jiří Pokorný, Karel Feix, Miroslav Šimonek, Fr. Švehla
Writers    :   Otakar Vávra, Otakar Vávra, Karel Čapek, Jaroslav R. Vávra
RunTime    :   110 mins.

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...

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