Černí baroni (film)

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Černí baroni
Directed byZdenek Sirový
Screenplay byMiloslav Švandrlík
Zdenek Sirový
Story byMiloslav Švandrlík
Based onBlack Barons
by Miloslav Švandrlík
CinematographyJiří Macháně
Edited byIvana Kačírková
Music byLuboš Fišer
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Distributed byBarrandov Studios
Release date
4 June 1992
Running time
110 minutes

Černí baroni is a Czechoslovak comedy film released in 1992. The movie is directed by Zdenek Sirový and stars Václav Vydra, Jan Kraus, Miroslav Donutil, Jiří Schmitzer, and Ondřej Vetchý. It is based on the 1969 novel Černí baroni by Miloslav Švandrlík.


The film presents "Pétepáky"—members of the Technical auxiliary battalion—an army battalion formed by people known as class enemies of communism in Czechoslovakia in the 1950s. The group includes intellectuals, people of bourgeois origins, peasants, religious adherents, etc. This group is offset by their commanders, who are uneducated but politically active. From the clashes between the two groups, absurd situations arise, parodying the conditions of the period in Czechoslovak history.

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