The Good Soldier Schweik

The Good Soldier Schweik

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The best known adaptation for film of Jaroslav Hašek’s satirical novel joins timeless humor with trenchant irony, the target of which is not limited to the senselessness of war alone. The peculiar protagonist who, while overzealously carrying out the orders of his superiors, becomes a calamity for those around him, is visually inspired by the illustrations of Josef Lada and played by the unforgettable Rudolf Hrušínský. Dividing the plot into a two part cycle (the second part, Beg to Report, Sir, was released one year later) enabled Karel Steklý to transfer his literary source onto the silver screen in the most faithful manner
Starring Rudolf Hrušínský, František Filipovský, Eva Svobodová
Director Karel Steklý