Phuket and Krabi featured in new Czech film ‘Ostrov’ or ‘The Island’
Thailand’s Phuket and Krabi have been featured in a new Czech film titled Ostrov or The Island. The film premiered on February 1 in Prague and gives a nod to Thailand’s tourism campaign “Visit Thailand Year 2023: Amazing New Chapters.”
According to TAT News, the Tourism Authority of Thailand says the film showcases the nation’s experience-based tourism efforts.
And, it didn’t go unnoticed as the Ambassador of Thailand to the Czech Republic as well as media representatives, actors and cultural figures attended the premiere.
Ostrov is the first Czech film production to film almost entirely in Thailand with 97% of the movie being set in Krabi and Phuket.
The film tells the story of a man and woman who go on a holiday, but end up on a deserted island. Rudolf Havlík was the screenwriter and director of the film.
“It’s an adventure comedy in the truest sense of the word and will appeal to anyone who likes to travel or simply likes adventure and romance.”
The TAT says leading actor Jiří Langmajer posted stunning pictures and videos of his experiences in Thailand on Instagram giving the country exposure to his 200,000 followers.
The other leading actor, Jana Plodková, says she was in awe of the country.
“I was in Thailand for the first time and I was completely captivated by this country, the local people, the culture, the nature. The entire filming and stay were a gift I never dreamed of.”
“Every morning I got up around six, before filming, to enjoy the empty beach and the sunrise. That was extremely invigorating. On my day off, I took a trip to the elephants, or the girls and I climbed the 1,237 steps at the Tiger Cave Temple. Every day I saw monitor lizards, monkeys and sometimes hornbills.”
Ostrov opened at 180 cinemas in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The movie trailer can be viewed on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/3SkPR3LXHIc
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