His film credits include Dita Saxova, directed by Antonin Moskalyk, A Prayer for Katerina Hororvitzovou, co-directed by Lustig and Moskalyk, and Diamonds of the Night, directed by Jan Nemec.
Diamonds of the Night, the story of two young boys that escape from a transport train taking them between concentration camps, was an echo of Lustig's own experience. As a young Jewish prisoner, Lustig escaped from a train en route to Dachau.
Lustig escaped from Prague in 1968, returning after the fall of Communism. He most recently appeared in the 2009 film You Kiss Like God.