Jul 29, 2009

Czechoslovakia 1968: Now a Comedy

Operace Dunaj

Did you hear about the Polish tank that invaded Czechoslovakia in 1968? The crew “got lost” and was never seen again.

Turns out, Czech filmmaker Jacek Glomb has used this classic communist-era joke as the inspiration for a comedy of errors, Operation Danube. But rather than escaping to the west, Glomb imagines that the tank crashed into a village pub on its way to crush the revolution. Eventually, everyone realizes they’re all victims of the same hilarious tragedy.

My God, what would we do without the Czechs?

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