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Dobrý voják Svejk (1957)

Mrs Müllerova (E. Svobodova) informs her tenant Svejk (R. Hrusinsky) about the recent assassination of Archduke Ferdinand. Svejk heads out to the local pub unaware that a secret police ... See full summary »

Director:

Karel Steklý

Writers:

Jan Halek, Jaroslav Hasek (book) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Rudolf Hrusínský ... Josef Svejk
Svatopluk Benes ... Nadporucík lukás
Frantisek Filipovský ... Bretschneider, agent
Josef Hlinomaz ... Palivec
Bozena Havlícková Bozena Havlícková ... Katy Wendlerová
Eva Svobodová ... Müllerová
Milos Kopecký ... Katz, feldkurát
Felix Le Breux ... Policejní rada
Libuse Bokrová Libuse Bokrová ... Baronka von botzenheimová
Bedrich Karen ... Professor Heuer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Milka Balek-Brodská Milka Balek-Brodská ... Sousedka na pavlaci
Josef Bláha ... Bosnian Prisoner
Frantisek Cerný ... Tlustý vezen
Rudolf Deyl ... Bahník
Eman Fiala Eman Fiala ... Vezen
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Mrs Müllerova (E. Svobodova) informs her tenant Svejk (R. Hrusinsky) about the recent assassination of Archduke Ferdinand. Svejk heads out to the local pub unaware that a secret police agent is also in there spying on people who talk about political subjects. After foolishly talking to the agent Svejk gets arrested for treason but soon after gets released on the account of being deemed officially stupid. Despite suffering from rheumatism Svejk decides to enlist in the army... Written by Filip Hojski

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Genres:

War | Comedy

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A Czech masterpiece
5 November 2017 | by drxdan-217-547345See all my reviews

Magnificent screenplay based on Hasek's famous book. I used to read the book translated in English whenever I felt down. Now instead I watch this movie and the positive effect on my mood is even stronger. I watched it many times.

The caricature of life is exhilarating. So many talented actors in this movie! Their performance is unforgettable. Reading the subtitles does make it a bit more difficult to watch it the first time, but if you watch the movie again, it is less of a problem. The director must be congratulated as well. A masterpiece.


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Country:

Czechoslovakia

Language:

Czech

Release Date:

23 August 1957 (Czechoslovakia) See more »

Also Known As:

Der brave Soldat Schwejk in Prag See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(2 parts)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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