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I Served the King of England

I Served the King of England
  • 2006
  • Czech Republic
  • 119 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Jiří Menzel
  • Written by: Screenplay:, Jiří Menzel, Novel:, Bohumil Hrabal
  • Cast: Oldřich Kaiser, Julia Jentsch, Ivan Barnev, Martin Huba, Marián Labuda, Milan Lasica, Josef Abrhám, Jiří Lábus
  • Language: Czech

Menzel depicts the life of hotelier Jan (Barnev) as a non-stop cavalcade of good food and even-better sex enjoyed under the darkening shadow of Nazi oppression. No dusty political tale, this entertaining but salutary film balances an everyman's sexual and financial aspirations, then tartly reveals them as meaningless in the face of global politics.

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I Served The King of England

22 May 20084 stars

COMEDY/WAR (15) 119min Czech writer/director Jirí Menzel’s adaptation of Bohumil Hrabal’s novel depicts the life of aspiring hotelier Jan Díte (Ivan Barnev) as a non-stop cavalcade of good food and even-better sex enjoyed under the darkening shadow of…

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