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Jan Sverak

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Elementary School, The (1990)
Dir. Jan Sverak
Feat. Jan Triska, Zdenek Sverak, Libuse Safrankova
Sly comedy in which a class of badly behaved Czech schoolboys drive away their timid teacher and learn to love her uniformed, baton–weilding…
KolyaKolya (1996) Aro Favourite
Dir. Jan Sverak
Feat. Zdenek Sverak, Andrei Chalimon
A beautifully sentimental Oscar winner for Best Foreign film – set during the 1988 Russian occupation of Czechoslovakia, when a…
Dark Blue WorldDark Blue World (Tmavomodry Svet) (2001) Recommended
Dir. Jan Sverak
Feat. Krystof Hadek, Ondrej Vetchy, Charles Dance
From the dir. of KOLYA and based on the story of Czech pilots who fled the Nazis in WW2 to fly alongside the RAF, this is an unsentimental, yet…
EmptiesEmpties (Vratné lahve) (2007)
Dir. Jan Sverak
Feat. Zdenek Sverak, Tatiana Vilhelmova, Daniela Kolarova
This cheeky Czech favourite comically indulges the disobedience of its retirement–aged protagonist, who, after losing his teaching position and…

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