Hašek’s Švejk is generally acknowledged the most famous and most exploited work of Czech literature. It is natural that every new creative cinematographic generation considers this Hasek’s work a challenge to ecranize. The last Czech film version of Karel Steklý was created in 1956 and 1957. It is therefore not surprising that Infinity Prague has been planning a new film for more than half a century.

Krasosmutnění is the second part of the loose Hrabal trilogy Town by the Water. It began to be published in the mid 70s. The loud Uncle Pepin, mother Maryška, stepfather Francin, and 10-year-old Bohoušek (Hrabal) will appear again in the film Krasosmutení. The third volume, Harlequin’s Millions, was released in 1981.