MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 3,356 this week

The Country Teacher (2008)
"Venkovský ucitel" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  27 March 2009 (USA)
7.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.0/10 from 1,023 users  
Reviews: 23 user | 47 critic

Petr, youthful, quiet, and sensitive, comes from Prague to teach natural science in a country town. The gruff principal asks what he's running from and predicts he'll be gone in six months.... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

(screenplay)
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

Fall TV Premiere Week

Many of your favorite shows are coming back, along with plenty of series premieres. Here's a list of the shows premiering between Sunday, September 21 and Friday, September 26.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 623 titles
created 01 Jul 2011
 
a list of 26 titles
created 15 Nov 2011
 
a list of 1757 titles
created 26 May 2012
 
a list of 588 titles
created 18 Aug 2012
 
a list of 32 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Country Teacher (2008)

The Country Teacher (2008) on IMDb 7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Country Teacher.
6 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Documentary look at doomed male prostitutes in Prague, ages 15 to 18, who troll at the public swimming pool, the train station, a video arcade, and a disco. After the boys talk about how ... See full summary »

Director: Wiktor Grodecki
Borstal Boy (2000)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Irish writer and political activist Brendan Behan, is befriended as a teenager in a British labor camp by a liberal warden.

Director: Peter Sheridan
Stars: Shawn Hatosy, Danny Dyer, Eamon Glancy
Daybreak I (2008)
Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Director: Adolfo Alix Jr.
Stars: Coco Martin, Paolo Rivero
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Interviews with a procurer and with nineteen boys and young men who are prostitutes in Prague. The youths range in age from 14 to 19. They hustle at the central train station and at clubs. ... See full summary »

Director: Wiktor Grodecki
El mar (2000)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Two boys (Ramallo and Manuel) and a girl in the Spanish Civil War are involved in the death of other two boys, one killed, the other suicided. This terrible secret will be with them for all... See full summary »

Director: Agustí Villaronga
Stars: Roger Casamajor, Bruno Bergonzini, Antònia Torrens
Or (2004)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Or shoulders a lot: she's 17 or 18, a student, works evenings at a restaurant, recycles cans and bottles for cash, and tries to keep her mother Ruthie from returning to streetwalking in Tel... See full summary »

Director: Keren Yedaya
Stars: Dana Ivgy, Ronit Elkabetz, Meshar Cohen
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Set in Brittany, a detective called Nicolas Luhel is asked to unravel the circumstances of a teenage boy's death... See full synopsis »

Director: Pierre-Erwan Guillaume
Stars: Jalil Lespert, Aurélien Recoing, Patrick Rocca
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Three young and good-looking brothers live with and support their parents in Manila; they dance at the male Club Exotica and work as "call boys." Joel has a wife and child; he and Dennis ... See full summary »

Director: Mel Chionglo
Stars: Alex Del Rosario, Gandong Cervantes, Lawrence David
Up and Down (2004)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The discovery of an abandoned child by two smugglers kicks into a gear a series of tragic, comic events.

Director: Jan Hrebejk
Stars: Petr Forman, Emília Vásáryová, Jan Tríska
Four Suns (2012)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Fogi is enjoying his never ending puberty. But simultaneously Fogi is also trying to live up to his family duties and bring up Véna, his son from the first marriage. He did not get married ... See full summary »

Director: Bohdan Sláma
Stars: Jaroslav Plesl, Anna Geislerová, Karel Roden
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Lorenzo, a handsome first-year professor in an isolated Italian village, falls under the spell of his most beguiling pupil, a dark-haired, starry-eyed 12-year-old named Duilio. As Lorenzo's... See full summary »

Director: Gianni Da Campo
Stars: Lorenzo Lena, Marco Mestriner, Alba Mottura
Grapes (2008)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Film about two friends who find out that you do not have to fly to sea to spend fantastic holidays.

Director: Tomás Barina
Stars: Krystof Hádek, Lukás Langmajer, Lubomír Lipský
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Pavel Liska ...
Zuzana Bydzovská ...
Ladislav Sedivý ...
Marek Daniel ...
Prítel
...
Beruska
Cyril Drozda ...
Reditel skoly
Marie Ludvíková ...
Reditelová
Zuzana Krónerová ...
Matka
Miroslav Krobot ...
Otec
Zdena Kucerová ...
Babicka
Miloslav Vokatý ...
Jozin
Jaroslav Vlcek ...
Jarda
Frantisek Prosek ...
Sedlák
Josef Prosek ...
Sedlák
Anna Vladyková ...
Hospodská
Edit

Storyline

Petr, youthful, quiet, and sensitive, comes from Prague to teach natural science in a country town. The gruff principal asks what he's running from and predicts he'll be gone in six months. Marie, a widow with a teen son, Lada, befriends Petr. She's lonely. Petr does some chores at her farm and watches Lada with his weekend girlfriend, Bara. We meet Petr's parents and understand some of why he left Prague, then Petr's friend Mihi pays a visit and we understand more. Mihi throws a wrench in things, and Lada comes to Petr for help. Has Petr found his place in the world, but what about his nature? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Language:

Release Date:

27 March 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A vidéki tanító  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$8,192 (USA) (27 March 2009)

Gross:

$46,245 (USA) (24 July 2009)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Pantalla Pinamar Festival)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Referenced in Vsechnopárty: Episode dated 17 May 2013 (2013) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Very Beautiful Movie
23 May 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this last year in a beautiful theater downtown where one sits in an easy chair and has a beer. I went with two friends. We went reluctantly, more for the chairs and beer than for any high cinematic experience; picking this movie out of a handful that were playing at the time. I think we were really lucky to see it. I wept a few times, with sadness in the middle, with joy towards the end. Very subtly told, beautifully shot. I really loved it. All the roles were well acted. The final scene was magical. One of a dozen movies that have ever moved me in this way. I'm very appreciative to the filmmakers. Thank you. And since I need a few more words for the ten lines.


3 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Shooting location? simonline_NL
Music? twicesimple
Discuss The Country Teacher (2008) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?