Set in the Libyan Desert in WW2 a battalion of Czech soldiers face the siege of Tobruk.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Private Jiri Pospíchal
Private Jan Lieberman
Robert Nebrenský ...
Corporal Kohák
Private Ruzicka
Martin Nahálka ...
Sergeant Borný
Matús Krátky ...
Private Janický
Krystof Rímský ...
Private Kutina
Petr Lnenicka ...
Private Sajda
Andrej Polák ...
Private Dunda
Private Dubálek
Lieutenant Halík
Karel Klinovsky ...
Battalion Commander
Petr Halberstadt ...
Battalion Doctor
Petr Vrsek ...
Battalion Chaplain


Set in the Libyan Desert in WW2 a battalion of Czech soldiers face the siege of Tobruk.

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Release Date:

4 September 2008 (Slovakia)  »

Also Known As:

La bataille de Tobrouk  »

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CZK 80,000,000 (estimated)

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(original) | (Pantalla Pinamar Festival)

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2.35 : 1
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Clips from this film are used in 'Desert War', a two-part television documentary, broadcast on ABC television in Australia in April/May 2013. See more »


Referenced in Vsechnopárty: Episode dated 23 February 2010 (2010) See more »

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Rookie got his gun.
3 February 2011 | by See all my reviews

There was a FRench movie called "Un Taxi Pour Tobruk" in the early sixties but it has nothing (or almost nothing to do with "Tobruk" except for the historical context).Based on a true story ,it deals with the plight of young Czech volunteers who were sent to war without any training.This is a situation which is still happening today when even children become recruits.This is a realistic depiction ,not very story like ,sometimes close to documentary ,depicting the sufferings and the small joys (the mail is one of their one pleasures but some of them do not receive any letters ).Even the cliché,as old as the hills ,of the sarge with a heart of stone,is avoided.Not exactly an entertaining movie ,but an honest one ,which shows war for what it is : young men dying when their life has barely begun.

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