The Good Soldier vejk (1956)

Director
Karel Steklý

Main cast
Rudolf Hrušínský; Svatopluk Beneš; Eva Svobodová; Josef Hlinomaz; František Filipovský

Genres
Comedy, War

Description
Set during World War I in Austria-Hungary, a multi-ethnic empire full of long-standing tensions. Fifteen million people died in the War, one million of them Austro-Hungarian soldiers of whom around 140,000 were Czechs. Jaroslav Hašek participated in this conflict and examined it in The Good Soldier Švejk.


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