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I Served the King of England

I Served the King of England

Ratings
Czech republic864 654
Slovak republic75 518
Czech Republic / Slovakia / Germany / Hungary, 2006, 120 min
Director: 
Jiří Menzel
Music: 
Aleš Březina
DOP: 
Jaromír Šofr
Starring: 
Ivan Barnev, Oldřich Kaiser, Julia Jentsch, Milan Lasica, Marián Labuda st., Martin Huba, Josef Abrhám, Jiří Lábus, Jaromír Dulava, István Szabó, Pavel Nový, Zdeněk Žák, Rudolf Hrušínský ml., Petr Čtvrtníček, Jiří Šesták, Pavel Vondruška, Petr Brukner, Jaroslav Tomsa, Oldřich Vlach, Jiří Knot, Naďa Konvalinková, Ladislav Županič, Zuzana Fialová, Tonya Graves, Václav Knop, Milan Enčev, Kristýna Boková-Lišková, Emília Vášáryová, Jan Klusák, Jiří Žák, Rudolf Jelínek, Petr Herrmann, František Řehák, Václav Chalupa, Vlastimil Brabec, Viktor Tauš, Zdeněk Maryška, Martin Zahálka, Barbora Mottlová, Jana Podlipná, Milan Šimáček, Nikolaj Pavlov Penev, Thomas Zielinski, Vladimír Kulhavý, Zdeněk Dolejší, Petra Hřebíčková, Jiří Plachý ml., Marie Málková

The screenplay focuses on two parallel stories. The first follows the youthful exploits and gradual maturing of an ambitious little man befor War and during the German occupation when, in love and guided by stupidity rather than opportunism, he finds hiself on the side of the occupying power. The second story, interlinked with the first, concerns only a short period in his later life when, after years in prison, he seeks peace and solitude in an abandoned German village whose inhabitants were expelled after the war. His peace is only briefly disturbed by the arrival of a young working-class woman. Her youth and vitality bring back memories of his amorous adventures as a young man.