Elementary School

Elementary School
  • 1991
  • Czech Republic
  • 1h 30min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Jan Sverák
  • Cast: Jan Triska, Zdenek Sverák, Libuse Safránková

Debut film from the director of the Oscar-winning 'Kolya' set in 1946 in an all-male school in Prague, infamous for its bad behaviour. When a new teacher arrives, his status as an ex-soldier gains the blind admiration of his pupils. Set during a period of transition after the defeat of fascism and before the iron grip of communism, the film captures the playfulness of childhood.

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