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 and following the main character as he goes to the front. As in all previous adaptations, the creators had to cope with the fact that the foremost quality of the story comes from Švejk’s stream of consciousness narrative, which constantly takes the reader from the present moment and seamlessly connects things that are not reconcilable and mostly leads to the absurd. The film version of never ending tavern tales, as in the first part, revolves around the acting of Rudolf Hrušínský. The visual aspect maintains the old-fashioned spirit of Josef Lada’s illustrations.
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