- SKU: 14181743
- Release Date: 02/22/2005
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- 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!
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
Cast & Crew
- Senta Berger - Gretl
- Franz Muxeneder - Woditschka
- Hugo Gottschlich - Sgt. Flanderka
- Fritz Muliar
- Heinz Rühmann - Schweik