Černý Prapor / The Black Battalion

TitleČerný Prapor / The Black Battalion
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1958
AuthorsCech, Vladimir
Running Time1h 30m
Date Released06/13/1958
DistributorCeskoslovenský Státní Film
Publication LanguageCzech

This film is the story of young Czech Václav Malý (Jaroslav Mares) who, having survived a concentration camp during the Holocaust and the deaths of his father and sister, joins the French Foreign Legion to fight in the war in French Indochina. He is assigned to the same unit as the former SS guard Wolf (Hannjo Hasse) who had murdered Václav's relatives and escaped from the Allies. When Václav finds out, he is looking for revenge against the backdrop of the battle against the Việt Minh in the final days of the First Indochina War (1946–54).

Original PublicationČerný Prapor
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