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May 26, 2015 7:00 PM

TUESDAY FILM CLUB: The Good Soldier Švejk

The film is an adaptation of the satirical novel The Good Soldier Švejk by Jaroslav Hašek about the adventures of a simple Czech soldier. Followed by a discussion with Professor Martin C. Putna.

The Czech survivalist Švejk is a dog trader based in Prague. He gets charged for lèse-majesté and is supposed to be jailed, but when the court finds him to be dim-witted, he is instead committed to a mental asylum. There, the doctors examine his physical and mental status. When one of the physicians accuses Švejk of being a simulator, Švejk assures him that he is an officially approved imbecile. The satire pokes fun at the trappings of empire and the absurdity of war, as Švejk personifies the power of passive resistance.

 “….a comic masterpiece. “ The Telegraph

 The film will be followed by a discussion with Professor Martin Putna, Department of Social Sciences, Charles University, Prague.


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May 26, 2015 7:00 PM


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