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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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Cast

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
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Cejka, Tonda's father (as Rudolf Hrusínsky Jr.)
Iva Skudrnova ...
Kveta Fabianova
Miroslava Skudrnová ...
Reza Fabianova
Alice Dvoráková ...
Mrs. Fabianova
Petr Cepek ...
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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Referenced in Show Leose Marese: Episode #1.5 (2015) See more »

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better than Kolya
9 November 1999 | by (Prague, czech republic) – See all my reviews

THIS is the top of Czech cinematography. Excellent movie, directed by Jan Sverak with wonderful Jan Triska. The only one sentence you can say after watching it is: IT WAS AWESOME.


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