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The Elementary School (1991)

Obecná skola (original title)
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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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins. See more awards »

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Igor Hnizdo
Zdenek Sverák ...
Fanous Soucek, Eda's father
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Mrs. Souckova
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Schoolmaster
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Tram driver's wife
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Tram driver
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Maxová, teacher
Eva Holubová ...
Cejkova, Tonda's mother
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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
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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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Referenced in Show Leose Marese: Episode #1.5 (2015) See more »

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A delight
19 December 1999 | by (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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