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I SERVED THE KING OF ENGLAND

by Jirí Menzel

synopsis

The burlesque rise and fall of an apprentice waiter in Prague during the first half of the last century.
Based on a picaresque novel by Czech novelist Bohumil Hrabal (1914–1997)

international title: I Served the King of England
original title: Obsluhoval Jsem Anglického Krále
country: Czech Republic, Slovakia
sales agent: Global Screen GmbH
year: 2006
genre: fiction
directed by: Jirí Menzel
film run: 118'
release date: CZ 11/01/2007, SK 25/01/2007, PL 18/05/2007, HU 06/09/2007, NL 15/11/2007, BE 05/03/2008, FR 07/05/2008, UK 09/05/2008, ES 18/07/2008, DE 21/08/2008
screenplay: Jirí Menzel
cast: Ivan Barnev, Julia Jentsch, Oldřich Kaiser
cinematography by: Jaromír Šofr
film editing: Jiří Brožek
art director: Milan Býček
costumes designer: Milan Corba
producer: Rudolf Biermann, Tomáš Hoffman
production: 2media.cz, TV NOVA, In Film Praha
distributor: Bioscop

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main awards/selection

Berlinale 2007 FIPRESCI Award (Competition)
Czech Lions 2007 Best Film
Best Director
Best Supporting Actor (Martin Huba)
Best Cinematography
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