Good Soldier Schweik

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Synopsis

This is a deft satire by Axel von Ambesser that undercuts the adage that a soldier must always obey orders, no matter what. At the heart of the story is Schwejk (Heinz Ruhmann), a canine salesman who is drafted into the army during World War I. The setting is Bohemia when it was under the sway of a combined Austro-Hungarian rule. Once Schwejk has his uniform on he so devotedly follows the very letter of the law, every order that is given him, that he comes off as a total idiot. Nevertheless, he manages quite well with this tactic, whether it is feigned or not. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi

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Release Date
2/22/05 
Studio
Facets
Length
1 hour, 44 minutes
Sound
  • Dolby Digital Stereo
Region
  • Blu-ray region A (North America, Central America, South America, Japan, Taiwan, North Korea, South Korea, Hong Kong, Southeast Asia)
Subtitles
  • English
Video Features
  • Stills gallery
  • Video scrapbook of press/ad materials
  • Facets cine-notes™ collectible booklet on the historical relevance of Schweik
  • Optional English subtitles
  • Scene selections
  • All-zone NTSC DVD
  • Bonus: Schweik coloring book!
Number of Discs
1

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