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12 Nov 2011 15:20

Good Soldier Svejk

The most famous of Czech novels, written by Jaroslav Hašek, comes to life with Rudolf Hrušínský’s embodiment of Svejk, „a certified idiot“ and compulsive teller of banal anecdotes caught up in WWI. Although constantly battling with the authorities, be it government, army or church, well intentioned and good-natured Svejk becomes the Austrian army’s most loyal soldier bringing catastrophe to all around him, including Lt Lukáš, the army officer who wins Svejk as a batman in a game of cards. A unique opportunity to see this piercing satire of the futility of war on screen.

Part of the Made in Prague 2011, Film & Literature Festival.


Karel Steklý, Czechoslovakia, 1959, 105’
Cast: Rudolf Hrušínský, Josef Hlinomaz, Miloš Kopecký, Svatopluk Beneš

Jaroslav Hašek (1882 – 1923) was a journalist, writer and humorist. The Good Soldier Svejk and his Fortunes in the World War (1921 - 1923), My Dealings with Dogs and Other Amusing Tales (1915).

BOX OFFICE: 020 8237 1111


ADMISSION: one film £8.50 (£7.50 concs.)
two films £12 (£10 concs.)
Excluding Sunday 1.30 PM screenings




Riverside Studios, Crisp Road, Hammersmith, London, W6 9RL


12 Nov 2011 15:20


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