1958, B&W;, Czech Republic, Cinema Classics


Production Team

Director : Karl Zeman

Screenwriter : Karel Zeman, Frantisek Hrubin

Cinematographer : Antonín Horák, Bohuslav Pikhart, Jirí Tarantík

Editor : Zdenek Stehlík

Cast : Lubor Tokos, Arnost Navrátil, Miroslav Holub, Frantisek Slégr, Václav Kyzlink, Jana Zatloukalová

Music : Zdenek Liska

Film production and Sales : Prod.: Ondrej Beranek, Punk Film, Veslarsky ostrov 62, 147 00 Prague 3 (République tchèque), [email protected]



THE FABULOUS WORLD OF JULES VERNE (Czech: Vynález zkázy, literally The Deadly Invention or An Invention for Destruction) is a 1958 Czech adventure film directed by Karel Zeman. Based on several works by Jules Verne, primarily his 1896 novel Facing the Flag, the film evokes the original illustrations for Verne's works by combining live actors with various forms of animation. In it an evil millionaire named Artigas plans to use a super-explosive device to conquer the world from his headquarters inside an enormous volcano.



Karel Zeman (1910-1989) was a Czech film director, artist, pupeteer and animator. After early success with the character Mr Prokouk, and with both glass, INSPIRATION (1949) and cutout animation, A TREASURE OF BIRD ISLAND (1952), he dazzled the film world with a couple special-effects masterpieces JOURNEY TO THE BEGINNING OF TIME (1955) and THE FABULOUS WORLD OF JULES VERNE (1958).



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