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The Tank Battalion (1991)

Tankový prapor (original title)
The lacking attitude of a conscripted university graduate places him at odds with the power and doctrine of his military superiors. His secret relationship with the wife of a superior ... See full summary »

Director:

Vít Olmer

Writers:

Radek John (screenplay), Vít Olmer | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lukás Vaculík ... Danny Smirický
Roman Skamene ... Mjr. Borovicka
Simona Chytrová Simona Chytrová ... Janinka Pinkasová
Vítezslav Jandák ... Capt. Matka
Miroslav Donutil ... 1st Lt. Ruzicka
Ivana Velichová ... Lizetka Neumanová
Tina Adams ... Sgt. Babincáková (as Martina Adamcová)
Jirí Kodes Jirí Kodes ... 1st Lt. Pinkas
Vlastimil Zavrel ... 2nd Lt. Malina
Martin Zounar ... Lt. Prouza
Martin Hron Martin Hron ... Lt. Hospodin
Milan Simácek ... SSgt. Soudek
Zdenek Vencl Zdenek Vencl ... Sgt. Zloudek
Michal Kocourek Michal Kocourek ... Corp. Strevlícek
Bohdan Tuma Bohdan Tuma ... Pt. Bamza
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The lacking attitude of a conscripted university graduate places him at odds with the power and doctrine of his military superiors. His secret relationship with the wife of a superior officer along with the low discipline of his fellow conscripts only heightens the disrespect towards the new post world war two communist regime. Written by Javert-5

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Country:

Czechoslovakia

Language:

Czech

Release Date:

29 May 1991 (Czechoslovakia) See more »

Also Known As:

The Republic of Whores See more »

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A fine adaption of the Skvorecky novel
23 September 1999 | by T2-8See all my reviews

Skvorecky portrays the boredom of life under communism more than the humour of it, and this adaption closely follows the book and captures this well, by never letting up with interminable propaganda speeches, especially from manic major Roman Skamene.

Life during National Service becomes a chore to be lived through: army work has no interest or usefulness, officers (most of whom themselves only mouth the propaganda) are to be tolerated, even sex seems joyless.


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