Skip to main content

The Steel Helmet

Czechoslovakia, 1961 (MIFF 1963)

Director: Josef Kábrt

The war has ended, but a strange phantom returns to earth to recover a helmet. A brilliantly pointed allegory of the menace of militarism.

See also...

Cinema

A charming film, the action of which takes place in a village to which a mobile cinema has come; it is in fact a mobile dental surgery — the dentist rewards the children by showing them a film. ... More »

SKID

Frantisek Krai returns home after several years abroad. Plastic surgery following a car accident changed his face to such an extent that even his wife fails to recognise him. This new "ego", together ... More »

THE CREMATOR

After Munich, when the Sudetcnland became part of Germany, an adept of Tibetan lore who is convinced that his work of cremating the dead sets people free for a better after-life, is convinced by a ... More »

LEMONADE JOE

Here the Czechs have taken a classic American folk-form, the Western, and shot it full of holes. This is the story of a folk-hero named Lemonade Joe whose exploits would astonish those other great ... More »

Rivals

A documentary about the European Gymnastics Championships. ... More »

AGAINST ALL

The mainspring of the movement which swept Bohemia in the early 15th Century was a combination of a number of passionate ideals encompassing the religions which called for the reform of the Church ... More »

Select a festival
Search The Film Archive
Browse By Director