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Obsluhoval jsem anglického krále

Jiří Menzel Czech Republic, 2006

anarresti's rating of the film I Served the King of England

It was the first time I remember seeing the lead character being a anti-hero that makes an incredible bad choice: he is a collaborationist during the nazi regime. The screenplay is able to make humour in which the nazis are not made fun by exagerating their bad character, violence, or other villain traits, which is usually the correct way to make humour. Instead, it plays with arian clichés and myths, brilliantly.