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Cerní baroni (1992)

Life of Czechoslovak soldiers in a military unit for the so called "politically unreliable" - the Technical auxiliary battalions, aka "the black barons". Although it might seem like a ... See full summary »

Director:

Zdenek Sirový

Writers:

Miloslav Svandrlík (novel), Miloslav Svandrlík (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Pavel Landovský ... Maj. Haluska-Terazky - Battalion Commander
Bronislav Poloczek ... Capt. Orech - Battalion ZVP
Alois Svehlík ... Capt. Honec - Quartermaster
Jirí Schmitzer ... Lt. Hamácek - Company Commander
Miroslav Donutil ... Lt. Troník - Company ZVP
Josef Dvorák ... 1st Lt. Mazurek - Company Commander
Rudolf Hrusínský ... Capt. MUDr. Horec - Doctor (as Rudolf Hrusínský ml.)
Václav Postránecký ... General
Daniel Landa ... Pfc. Halík
Ondrej Vetchý ... Pvt. Kefalín - Assistant Director
Vladimír Javorský ... Pvt. Jasánek - Editor
Milan Simácek ... Pvt. Vata - Kulak
Boris Rösner ... Pvt. JUDr. Machácek - Bourgeois
Zdenek Podhurský ... Pvt. Vlocka - Artist
Michal Dosedla Michal Dosedla ... Pvt. Nalezenec - Psychopath
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Life of Czechoslovak soldiers in a military unit for the so called "politically unreliable" - the Technical auxiliary battalions, aka "the black barons". Although it might seem like a political satire and it's mostly funny, it shows the reality and the absurdity of military service under the communist regime. Based on a novel by Miloslav Svandrlik.

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Country:

Czechoslovakia

Language:

Czech

Release Date:

4 June 1992 (Czechoslovakia) See more »

Also Known As:

The Black Barons See more »

Filming Locations:

Kláster, Czech Republic See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Miroslav Vladyka turned down the part of Kefalín, eventually played by Ondrej Vetchý. See more »

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Referenced in Adela show: Episode dated 30 July 2013 (2013) See more »

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Political Jokes.
7 February 2003 | by DukeEmanSee all my reviews

Czechoslovakia 1956 and another five year plan takes effect with the creation of the unit, Black Barrons. These soldiers don't carry arms nor fight but are a unit which will help the building of a new nation. The unit is made up of poets, noblemen, film makers and thieves. Each with a hang up and a dislike for their foolish generals. This film takes a swipe at the political system of the time with humorous moments. But it wears out by the end of it all.


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