Svejk Trouble in a Train Open this page in a new window for printing

Svejkovy nehody ve vlaku

22 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 second episode of Trnka's film based on a novel by Jaroslav Hasek. In this story Svejk accompanies first lieutenant Lukas to the front line. In the heat of a discussion Svejk pulls the emergency brake and this is followed by an audience at the station master's office.

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