Pacho, the Thief of Hybe / Pacho, Hybský Zbojník (1976)

  • 1976
  • Comedy, History
  • 1h 25m

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A comedic jaunt of political satire, based on the tales of Slovak national hero Juraj Jánošík.

Returning home from travels afar, Pacho outdrinks the leader of a group of roadside robbers. Now their captain, Pacho leads the band of merry, if disorganised, thieves to a run amok throughout the countryside; stealing from rich lords whilst seducing their wives seems to be a favourite pastime for the group. When the Queen of Austria becomes involved however, Pacho’s time may be running out.

This well-known comedy by renowned Slovak director (and actor, dancer, and choreographer across his career) Martin Ťapák is based on the tales of Slovak national hero Juraj Jánošík, “King of Thieves”, and is a comedic jaunt of political satire set to jaunty music. Jozef Kroner was celebrated for his role as Pacho, as were the supporting cast.

This copy comes to us digitally restored from the Slovak Film Archive.

Presented by CaSFFA, ACMI, and the Embassies of the Czech and Slovak Republics in Canberra.


Martin Ťapák




Slovak Republic

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