For the Record: Tanks in Prague
Hello everyone, a tank, full of Russian soldiers, destroyed a bus in Prague yesterday, running it over. No, don’t worry, not in real life – despite Putin’s wishes and boasts, the Russian army isn’t capable of doing that anymore. A new Czech movie, called “Krycí jméno Holec” (“Codename Holec”) was being shot in Prague, near the Czech Radio. The movie is of Austrian-Czech co-production and is based on a short story, called “Italská spojka” (“Italian connection”), a fictional story from 1968, using however real characters and places. In order to shoot the movie, the entirety of the street was “converted” into its 1968 look. The movie is a story of Austrian journalist Helmut Zilk, who made some of the most dramatic movie shots in 1968, showing the world the brutality of Soviet invaders. It’s a spy thriller and drama, should be interesting (well, at least for us Czechs). It is scheduled to come out in early 2016.