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Unique ID Code: 0000110233
Added by: David Beckett
Added on: 13/11/2008 13:52
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I Served the King of England

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aka: Obsluhoval jsem anglického krále
Certificate: 15
Running Time: 114
Retail Price: £17.99
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Content Type: Movie

Young provincial waiter Jan Dite may be short in height but his aspirations are nothing but high when it comes to ambition. For Jan is determined to become a millionaire and he knows just how to do it. Continually watching and listening to his superiors and his high-flying, big-spending customers, Jan learns how to succeed by pleasing others. His progress sees him leaving his first job in a bar and moving first to a high-class brothel and, finally, to an elegant, art nouveau restaurant in Prague. But things are about to change. It's the 1930s and Hitler's troops are breaking Czechoslovakia apart.

During these troubled times, Jan meets and falls in love with Lise, a German girl fanatically proud of her Aryan roots. No sooner have they married than Lise enlists in the German army and heads off to fight on the front line. She returns safely and in possession of a fortune in rare stamps that the dispossessed Jewish families had allegedly left behind. Tragedy strikes, however, but Jan briefly realises his dream of becoming a millionaire before the new Communist regime sentences him to 15 years in prison - one year for each of his millions. Upon his release, and now an old man, he is sent to live in an abandoned border town, where he finds the leisure to reflect upon the events that shaped his remarkable and eventful life.

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Video Tracks:
Anamorphic 1.78:1

Audio Tracks:
Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo Czech

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Directed By:
Jirí Menzel

Written By:

Ivan Barnev
Oldrich Kaiser
Julia Jentsch
Martin Huba
Marián Labuda
Milan Lasica
Josef Abrhám
Jirí Lábus
Jaromír Dulava
Pavel Nový
István Szabó
Tonya Graves
Rudolf Hrusínský

Soundtrack By:
Ales Brezina

Director of Photography:
Jaromír Sofr

Jirí Brozek

Costume Designer:
Milan Corba

Production Designer:
Milan Býcek

Rudolf Biermann

Executive Producer:
Andrea Metcalfe
Robert Schaffer

Arrow Films

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