Keswick Film Club - I Served the King of England

I Served the King of England 
(Obsluhoval jsem anglického krále)

Director: Jiri Menzel Country: Czech Republic/Slovakia
Cert: 15 Year: 2006 Length: 120 mins Language: Subtitles
I Served the King of England

Audience Reaction

Score: 64.86% Attendance: 67

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Synopsis

Menzel has adapted one of the late Bohumil Hrabal's novels before: Closely Observed Trains, a seminal film of the 60's. Amazingly, he's still directing, and still on form, with this picaresque story of a Czech everyman Jan Dítě (literally John Child). Jan resolves to reach the top of the hotel trade, despite minor problems like the onset of World War II, and his chronic tendency towards bad luck and black humour. The film manages to remain funny, sexy and sensual – with more than a nod towards silent comedy – even as the story deepens and darkens.

NW England première – thanks to Arrow Film Distributors

Critics

open_quote A visual extravaganza. There are beautiful touches of magic realism... and many of the film's flashback moments feel like mini comedy classics in their own right. close_quote Amber Wilkinson, Eye for Film



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