Would you like to know where were filmed Amadeus, Yentl, Mission: Impossible, Casino Royale, Les Miserables, The Bourne Identity, Van Helsing, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, xXx, Oliver Twist, The Brothers Grimm, Joan of Arc, A Knight´s Tale, The Sound of Thunder?
Order Tour Code: P 30
Prague has become a very popular location to film big-budget Hollywood movies. On this tour, we take you to the sites where the most famous made-in-Prague films were shot. You will see locations used in the first big modern Hollywood production to shoot here, Milos Forman's 1984 Amadeus. Forman was followed to Prague by Barbra Streisand and the film Yentl, then by director Brian de Palma and stars Tom Cruise and Jon Voight for Mission: Impossible. Join us to see the locales where the scenes of films like Casino Royale, Les Miserables, The Bourne Identity, Van Helsing, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, xXx, Oliver Twist, The Brothers Grimm, Joan of Arc, A Knight´s Tale, The Sound of Thunder and others were filmed.
4 HOUR TOUR
GUIDE & VEHICLE
Tickets to attractions are not included in the tour price.
It must be booked in advance.
Barrandov Studios is the largest film and television studio in Eastern Europe. It consists of the most comprehensive services available to the international entertainment industry. Producers from around the world come to Barrandov because of the wide range of services provided by the Studio. Barrandov is a great decision for filmmakers looking to shoot in Europe, not only because it houses all your production needs under one roof and offered at an appealing price, but because it is also located in the architecturally stunning city of Prague. Prague has long been known as one of the premiere locations for its visually rich and cinematic qualities, not to mention the numerous, noteworthy, filming locations throughout the entire Czech Republic.
Because of its all-around, well-developed film industry, which employs approximately 20,000 people in the Czech Republic (including location agencies, service and production companies, postproduction services, and others), film productions and filmmakers from abroad have selected Barrandov Studios as their production base for decades. You can find a full list here of our past productions.
Thanks to its varied architecture and landscape, Prague can double for a number of other European cities and countries.
An extraordinarily well-developed film infrastructure can be found at Barrandov. In the 1980s, Barrandov produced up to 30 films a year and the studios employed over 2,000 craftsmen within the framework of state-funded cinematography.
Filming at Barrandov Studios in Prague still remains less expensive than other international locations. Generally speaking, Barrandov costs are on average 25% below filming in the U.K. and 40% below filming in the United States.
Barrandov has played host to countless top of the line professionals within the Czech film community: Oscar-winning art director and set designer Karel Cerny and Oscar-winning costume designer Theodor Pistek, as well as, Oscar-nominated cameraman Miroslav Ondricek, to name a few. Producer/Director Milos Forman was also a crucial part of bringing notoriety to Barrandov Studios.
Amadeus, as pioneer…
During the first half of the 1980s, Barrandov was rediscovered by the world thanks to Czech film director Milos Forman. Together with producer Saul Zaentz, Forman brought the filming of Amadeus to Prague, which was still under communist rule at that time. The gleam of the eight gold-plated Oscars received by the film highlighted Prague and Barrandov Studios as a viable place for film production.
Forman was followed to Prague by Barbra Streisand and the film Yentl, but, above all, by director Brian de Palma and actors Tom Cruise and Jon Voight. Their Mission: Impossible became the first, big budget US film, which opened doors for Barrandov to compete among the world’s leading film service providers.