The film, which is the sequel to The Good Soldier Švejk that depicted the fate of Švejk away from the front lines, continues as the second part of transcript from Hašek’s novel by focusing on the Budějovice military advance.
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 hero of the story is a drifter who awakens from dreams of richness into a frosty December day, in which he will be confronted with an unexpected moral dilemma: whether he can resist the temptation to exploit the gullibility of the hosts who have provided him help and shelter.
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