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The Medal (1980)

Signum Laudis (original title)
The trenches of World War I provide for a captivating backdrop to the drama of Corporal Hoferik. In his devotion to the Habsburg Monarchy, he fanatically carries out his military orders, but he ultimately suffers the Empire's disfavor.

Director:

Martin Hollý

Writers:

Jirí Krizan (screenplay), Vladimír Kalina (story & screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vlado Müller Vlado Müller ... kaprál Adalbert Hoferik
Josef Bláha ... hejtman König
Ilja Prachar ... generál. Berger
Radovan Lukavský ... generál Gross
Jirí Kodet ... Kostolány
Oldrich Velen ... Resnitzek
Ladislav Frej ... Ziegler
Pavel Zednícek ... Wimmer
Miroslav Zounar ... Von Pallawski
Jan Skopecek ... Reischl
Jirí Zahajský ... Lorisch
Vítezslav Jandák ... Müller
Jan Pohan ... Steiner
Jirí Krampol ... Konopásek
Ivan Palúch ... Pirkenbaum
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The trenches of World War I provide for a captivating backdrop to the drama of Corporal Hoferik. In his devotion to the Habsburg Monarchy, he fanatically carries out his military orders, but he ultimately suffers the Empire's disfavor.

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Country:

Czechoslovakia

Language:

Czech

Release Date:

October 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A nagy kitüntetés See more »

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Mono

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Color (Eastmancolor)
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Signum laudis "Sign of honor" is Austian-Hungarian high military order...
16 September 2003 | by SioracSee all my reviews

Signum laudis "Sign of honor" is Austian-Hungarian high military order. 1st world war on Russian front. For corporal Hoferik is it occasion to social rise. Fanatic soldier perform senior orders without remains, but he don't forgot on self-profit. His violent initiative begins dangerously threaten higher officers individual interests and plans . . Higher officers needs to relieve of the fanatic corporal - they sent him against overhelming enemy forces and promised him to recieve Signum laudis in success. In hard engagement the whole unit falls.


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