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Apr 29, 2009 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Silent Film Series – Battalion

Film screening at the Czech Center. Music accompaniment: Ondřej Pivec. April 29, 7 pm


Silent Film Series – Battalion


April 29, 7 pm


Czech Center New York at the Bohemian National Hall



Battalion (Batalion), directed

by Přemysl Pražský, 75 minutes.

The story, involving an unhappy lawyer, Dr.Uhr, whom divorce has relegated to a life eked out among the poor and the failures of Prague, was very popular in its day, thanks to the prose and dramatic versions, but also because the hero was based upon an actual individual. Pražský was an experienced director. When he began working on Battalion he already had 13 movies under his belt, for the most part of average quality. The material which he found in Uhr’s story and in that of other regular visitors to down-and-out dives, afforded him an opportunity to make a movie which, then as now, stands out boldly in Pražský’s filmography and, indeed, in the history of Czech film. He cast popular singer Karel Hašler in the starring role “who, though he hadn’t had much experience in film until then, created a valued and well-rounded character with an intellectual and emotional repertoire exceptional for Czech film of the second half of the twenties.” Music accompaniment: Ondřej Pivec.

Reservations required via our website or e-mail: reservations@czechcenter.com.


321 East 73rd Street
NY 10021 New York
United States


Apr 29, 2009 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM


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