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Svejkova budejovicka anabaze

33 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 third episode of Trnka's film based on a novel by Jaroslav Hasek. In this story Svejk is told to get off a train, decides to find his battalion by walking and loses his way. At a police station he is interrogated as a Russian spy and escorted by a policeman to the district town. However, it is Svejk who accompanies his dead-drunk guard to the district police station and so proves again that the fall of the Habsburg monarchy is irreversible.

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