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Z Hatvanu do Halice

24 minutes, 35 mm, colour, 1954
Puppet animation
Audience: adults
Commentary: off screen

Producer: KF a.s. - Jiri Trnka Studio
Director: Jiri Trnka
Designer: Josef Lada

The first episode of Trnka's film based on a humorous novel by Jaroslav Hasek "The Adventures of Good Soldier Svejk" from World War I. In this story from a small station on the way from Hatvan to Halic we learn how Svejk cheats lieutenant Dub. Lieutenant Dub thinks he has caught Svejk drinking alcohol, which was prohibited. Svejk, not turning a hair, claimed that the cognac in a bottle is actually ferrous water and he confuses the lieutenant so much that in the end he even volunteers to drink dung-water.

All films directed by Jiri Trnka:
About the Golden Fish Ancient Czech Myths The Animals and the People of Petrov Archangel Gabriel and Ms Goose Bajaja The Cybernetic Grandmother The Devil's Mill The Emperor's Nightingale From Hatvan to Galicia From Hatvan to Halic From Putim to Putim The Gift Grandpa Planted a Beet The Hand The "Hurvinek" Circus The Jolly Circus The Midsummer Night's Dream The Novel With the Double-bass Passion Prairie Aria Schweik's Misfortunes on the Train The Spring-Man and the SS Svejk Trouble in a Train Svejk's Budejovice Anabasis A Treasury of Fairy-tales Two Little Frosts

All films designed by Josef Lada:
The Devil and Kaca From Hatvan to Halic Nursery Rhymes Svejk Trouble in a Train Svejk's Budejovice Anabasis