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I Served the King of England ()

directed by Jirí Menzel
featuring Ivan Barnev, Oldrich Kaiser, Julia Jentsch, Martin Huba, Marian Labuda

Despite the 1997 death of longtime friend and Closely Watched Trains collaborator Bohumil Hrabal, 1960s-era Czech New Wave filmmaker Jirí Menzel enters into a postmortem collaboration with the famed author in this pitch-black comedy detailing the shrewd rise of an ambitious waiter. All diminutive manservant Jan Dite (Ivan Barnev) ever wanted was to be filthy rich and to preside over his very own hotel. As a young man coming of age in the 1930s, Jan was preoccupied by beautiful women and awestricken by the fact that anyone, ...

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I Served the King of England
2009, Sony Pictures Classics

UPC: 043396280250


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