Scene from the film The Good Soldier Švejk
Scene from the film The Good Soldier Švejk
Scene from the film The Good Soldier Švejk

The Good Soldier Švejk

  • Czech Republic
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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.

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  • Original title
    Dobrý voják Švejk
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Karel Steklý
  • Cast
    Rudolf Hrušinský, Eva Svobodová, Josef Hlinomaz, František Filipovský, Miloš Kopecký, Svatopluk Beneš, Božen Havlíčková, Felix le Breux, Libuše Bokrová...
  • DOP
    Rudolf Stahl ml.
  • Editing
    Miroslav Hájek
  • Music
    Jan Seidel
  • Sound
    Miloslav Hůrka
  • Duration
    105 min (91+ min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Czech Republic
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Distribution
      • Národní filmový archiv
      • Závišova 502/5
      • 14000 Praha 4
      • Czech Republic
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