Czech actor Vladimir Pucholt made his first film at the age of 12, Navsteva z oblak, which established him as a child star in his home country. He successfully made the transition from child actor to adult actor, and in his early twenties, he established a working relationship with Milos Forman. The famed director first hired Pucholt for the film Competition and later brought him aboard for two more films, Cerny Petr and Lasky jedne plavovlasky. Pucholt would continue to act until 1967, when he abruptly left the profession and moved to Great Britain, where he became a doctor. In 1999, after an absense of over 30 years, Pucholt made a return to acting with the film Navrat ztraceneho raje.