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Directed byOtakar Vávra
Written byOtakar Vávra
Based onTurbina
by Karel Matěj Čapek-Chod
StarringFrantišek Smolík
Lída Baarová
Vlasta Matulová
CinematographyVáclav Hanuš
Edited byAntonín Zelenka
Music byJiří Srnka
Distributed bySlaviafilm
Release date
  • 17 October 1941 (1941-10-17)
Running time
96 minutes

Turbine (Czech: Turbina) is a 1941 Czech historical drama film directed by Otakar Vávra and starring František Smolík, Lída Baarová and Vlasta Matulová. It is based on a novel by Karel Matěj Čapek-Chod.[1]


Vlasta Matulová (left) and Karel Höger in Turbina
Vlasta Matulová (left) and Karel Höger in Turbina

The film takes place in the 19th century, when the family of Imperial councilman is experiencing a transition from traditional social values to the new social order, which it does not understand, but must face up to.[1]


It was shot at the Hostivař Studios in Prague.[2]



  1. ^ a b "Turbine". Filmový přehled. NFA. Retrieved 24 February 2020.
  2. ^ "Filmové ateliéry Hostivař hostily svého času největší hvězdy filmů první republiky". Český rozhlas (in Czech). 27 November 2018. Retrieved 24 February 2020.

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