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Van Helsing

After the large-budget films The Mummy and The Mummy Returns, director and scriptwriter Stephen Sommers made another very successful film. Van Helsing is one of the most expensive American movies filmed in the Czech Republic. Bohemian Paradise (the Lahole area) appeared in scenes when vampires attack the eight-horse team.

Action / Adventure / Horror / Fantasy

USA / Czech Republic, 2004, 131 min

Diector: Stephen Sommers

Starring: Hugh Jackman, Kate Beskinsale, Richard Roxburgh and others.

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Mission Impossible 4

In addition to other locations, this famous American movie was also filmed in the Czech Republic. Outside of Prague, the filmmakers used the former prison in Mladá Boleslav.

Action / Adventure / Thriller

USA, 2011, 133 min

Director: Brad Bird

Starring: Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Paula Patton, Josh Holloway, Tom Wilkinson, Léa Seydoux, Michelle Monaghan, Michael Nyqvist, Anil Kapoor, Darren Shahlavi, Vladimir Mashkov, Samuli Edelmann, Miraj Grbic, Ivan Shvedoff, Brian Caspe, Ivo Novák, Ving Rhames, and Pavel Kříž.

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Hellboy

Some scenes from the US fantasy film Hellboy were filmed in the Prachovské skály Rocks (the Emperor’s Corridor). The filmwas based on comic strips about Hellboy.

Adventure / Fantasy / Action / Thriller

USA / Czech Republic, 2004, 117 min (Director's cut: 132 min)

Director: Guillermo del Toro

Starring: Ron Perlman, Selma Blair, Doug Jones and others.

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The Brothers Grimm

The filming of this adventurous story started in Prague in June 2003. Bohemian Paradise was featured in scenes shot near Kost Castle (the general’s castle), Plakánek Valley, near the Podsemínský mlýn Mill and in Žehrov. The film was directed by the renowned Terry Gilliam (Monty Python’s Flying Circus, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas) and the screenplay was written by Ehren Kruger (The Ring).

Adventure / Fantasy / Horror / Comedy

USA / Czech Republic / UK, 2005, 118 min

Director: Terry Gilliam

Starring: Matt Damon, Heath Ledger, Monica Bellucci, Jonathan Pryce and others.

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The Beautician and the Beast

This American fairytale comedy was filmed in the interiors and exteriors of the Sychrov Chateau (chateau, court yard, park, orangery, etc.). Starring Timothy Dalton.

Comedy / Romantic

USA, 1997, 103 min

Director: Ken Kwapis

Starring: Fran Drescher, Timothy Dalton, Ian Mc Neice, Patrick Malahide, Lisa Jakub and others.

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