I Served the King of England (Obsluhoval jsem anglickeho krale)
War, Comedy, Romance
A busboy with an inferiority complex and a driving ambition to become a millionaire, quickly rises to become a head waiter, but the respect he craves continues to allude him. When he marries a Nazi gym teacher, the Czechs despise him even more, while the Germans barely tolerate him. Rare stamps taken from wealthy Jews make his dream come true after the war, but his first-class hotel is soon nationalized by the Communists and he ends his life in poverty and isolation.
Cast: Julia Jentsch, Martin Huba, Ivan Barnev, Marián Labuda, Oldrich Kaiser
Produced by: Rudolf Biermann
Directed by: Jirí Menzel
Written by: Bohumil Hrabal, Jirí Menzel
Running time: 2hr 0min
Opens: Aug 29, 2008 Limited
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