Favorite Films Set in Prague

With this installment, my cinematic journey through places I will visit in Central Europe for 2012 is complete. Previously, I mentioned my favorite films set in Vienna. Today I am going to focus on Prague, Czech Republic. When I say ‘focus’ I may be exaggerating a bit; in fact, I have only come up with one film that I have seen (and really liked) which are set in Prague.

 

Casino Royale (2006)

The film that made me think twice about the 007 franchise. I was never a HUGE fan of Bond films, but I was more than greatly entertained by this film. From the start, the action was non-stop and kept me on the edge of my seat. Prague was just one of several locations where the film takes place.

 

Honorable Mention: Mission Impossible (1996) This receives an honorable mention mainly because if memory serves, I did enjoy the film at the time of its release, but over the course of the years, my interest had waned a bit. So I cannot technically count this as a ‘favorite.’

 

Can you think of any other films set in Prague? They do not have to be in the English language.

Comments

  1. oooh i love Prague. Off the top of my head… Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is partly set in Prague…I haven’t seen it, but Hostel is filmed there…

  2. I’ve always wanted to visit Prague and my colleague is going there in Spring, I’m so jealous!

    I LOVE Casino Royale, but I can’t think of other films set there so I had to Google it 🙂 http://www.myczechrepublic.com/czech_culture/filming_locations.html – apparently a lot of movies are filmed there.

    Out of the list, I like Everything is Illuminated and also Bourne Identity, where Prague was used as a sub for Zurich.

    • Hey Ruth

      Thanks for the link. I was reading through some of the notes and it looks like not many films shot in Prague actually use Prague as a location (i.e. it doubles as another locale). I guess it can get away with that because of its architecture and all.

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