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The Elementary School (1991)
"Obecná skola" (original title)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Family  -  October 1993 (USA)
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The time is 1945-46. 10 year old Eda and his friend Tonda live in a small village outside Prague. In school, their class is so wild and indisciplined that their teacher quits and is ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jan Tríska ...
Igor Hnizdo
Zdenek Sverák ...
Fanous Soucek, Eda's father
Libuse Safránková ...
Mrs. Souckova
Rudolf Hrusínský ...
Schoolmaster
Irena Pavlásková ...
Tram driver's wife
Ondrej Vetchý ...
Tram driver
Daniela Kolárová ...
Maxová, teacher
Eva Holubová ...
Cejkova, Tonda's mother
Rudolf Hrusínský ...
Cejka, Tonda's father (as Rudolf Hrusínsky Jr.)
Iva Skudrnova ...
Kveta Fabianova
Miroslava Skudrnová ...
Reza Fabianova
Alice Dvoráková ...
Mrs. Fabianova
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Magician Radzi Tamil aka Josef Mrázek
Bolek Polívka ...
Plíha - Tonda's Neighbor
Zdenek Mucha
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The time is 1945-46. 10 year old Eda and his friend Tonda live in a small village outside Prague. In school, their class is so wild and indisciplined that their teacher quits and is replaced by the militant Igor Hnidzo. He is very strict - but also very just. His weakness is his interest in young women. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Czechoslovakia's official submission to the 1992's Oscar in the Best Foreign Language Film category. See more »

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A delight
19 December 1999 | by (Stockholm, Sweden) – See all my reviews

A delightful little movie that makes you feel good inside after watching it. I saw it the first time at a movie festival in Pisek in what was then Czechoslovakia in the summer of 1991 and when I see it now it's like going back there again.

Advertised as a movie for children in the newspapers, I beg to differ. Children will enjoy it but it is also suitable for a mature audience.

Kind of similar to Lasse Hallström's My Life as a Dog.


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