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Film Programs
The Puppet Master: The Complete Jiří Trnka
The Good Soldier Švejk

December 26 at 1:00
East Building Auditorium

A well-known classic of twentieth-century literature, Jaroslav Hašek’s subversive farce The Fateful Adventures of the Good Soldier Švejk (1923) traces the antics of a down-on-his-luck World War I soldier trapped in a mire of bureaucracy. A wickedly funny and fast-moving film version of the satire, The Good Soldier Švejk has all the traits of Trnka at his best, including a delightful soundtrack. (1954, subtitles, 74 minutes)

courtesy the Czech National Film Archive

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