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I SERVED THE KING OF ENGLAND

Czech Republic / Slovakia, 2007 (MIFF 2007, Jaguar International Panorama)

Director: Jiri Menzel

I SERVED THE KING OF ENGLAND

“A saga of opportunism, identity, money, sex and, of course, beer. And sex.” - Variety After realising even the wealthiest man will get down on his hands and knees to pick up loose change, the vertically challenged Jan Díte decides he only wants one thing in life - to be a millionaire. Over four decades, his escapades take him from hot dog vendor to recluse in the pursuit of money and women. This “enthralling picaresque story mixing high comedy with darkest political and social satire” (The Hollywood Reporter) is the sixth novel from Czech writer Bohumil Hrabal to be adapted by Academy Award-winning director Jirí Menzel. Slapstick brilliance rivalling Chaplin at his best. Winner of the FIPRESCI prize and nominated for the Golden Bear at this year's Berlin Film Festival.

D/S Jirí Menzel P Rudolf Biermann, Petr Dvorak Dist Rialto L Czech w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2006/120mins

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