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Cerní baroni (1992)

Life of Czechoslovak soldiers in a military unit for the so called "politically unreliable" - the Technical auxiliary battalions, aka "the black barons". Although it might seem like a ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Maj. Haluska-Terazky - Battalion Commander
... Capt. Orech - Battalion ZVP
... Capt. Honec - Quartermaster
... Lt. Hamácek - Company Commander
... Lt. Troník - Company ZVP
... 1st Lt. Mazurek - Company Commander
... Capt. MUDr. Horec - Doctor (as Rudolf Hrusínský ml.)
... General
... Pfc. Halík
... Pvt. Kefalín - Assistant Director
... Pvt. Jasánek - Editor
... Pvt. Vata - Kulak
... Pvt. JUDr. Machácek - Bourgeois
... Pvt. Vlocka - Artist
Michal Dosedla ... Pvt. Nalezenec - Psychopath
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Life of Czechoslovak soldiers in a military unit for the so called "politically unreliable" - the Technical auxiliary battalions, aka "the black barons". Although it might seem like a political satire and it's mostly funny, it shows the reality and the absurdity of military service under the communist regime. Based on a novel by Miloslav Svandrlik.

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4 June 1992 (Czechoslovakia)  »

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Miroslav Vladyka turned down the part of Kefalín, eventually played by Ondrej Vetchý. See more »

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90's movie from Czech r. that had to wait long time to be filmed, to be more exact after fall of iron curtain
29 December 2013 | by See all my reviews

This movie is very specific with its absurdity. Two things you might not realize is that the soldiers are there to fulfill their compulsory military service and regime didn't want them to have weapons in hand, they were incompatible with communist thinking so they ended up there... This was a picture of how it was established in Czechoslovak people's army, not Poland. Although it was for sure similar. Most important in this kind of army was to be a member of communist party, that brought you power to give orders to doctors, engineers, artists and film producers to suck their souls empty. They could only take their lives from some other side as seen. In movie Dark Blue World, it was described how they treated heroes returned back from ww2 - western front...


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