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Obsluhoval jsem anglického krále

Jiří Menzel Czech Republic, 2006

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A short waiter's rise to and fall from financial success while Czechoslovakia goes through WWII and the 1948 coup. Director Menzel goes back to adapting Bohumil Hrabal in a whimsical parable that always finds a gracefully detached way to depict greed, corruption, war and disillusionment. A sexy, endearing and consistently inventive romp.