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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
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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