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

 -  Drama  -  27 March 2009 (USA)
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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 »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Pavel Liska ...
Zuzana Bydzovská ...
Ladislav Sedivý ...
Marek Daniel ...
Prítel
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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
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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>

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

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$46,245 (USA) (24 July 2009)
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Excellent movie
14 September 2008 | by (Czech expat in Seoul) – See all my reviews

So I've just seen the movie and am really amazed. Slama has done it again. I am Czech and I must admit that I am very displeased with Czech cinematography of the last decade. Czech producers and directors make the same rubbish over and over again. I focus only on Slama as in my opinion he is the only exception. He proved himself to be the best we have now.

I absolutely loved his previous movie Stesti and I had very high anticipation concerning his new one - Venkovsky ucitel - The Country Teacher. And my expectations were fulfilled.

The movie is in some way similar to the previous one, not only in the choice of actors but also in the structure. The movie is pure drama around one man, but in fact there are three main characters and minor ones. Slama is very good in building the scenes and describing the characters. He introduces the key ones, shows us the surroundings and than he starts to develop the story he wants. He cultivates the characters and plays with the theme of the picture.

I don't want to go into details about the story. Watch for yourself, it 's very strong and very touching.

Throughout the whole movie I was amazed (again) by Slama's very subtle but in a way strong directing. Also the cinematography is perfect. All the actors did a great job and I haven't seen such good performances for a long time (certainly not in Czech movies).

All in all I was very impressed by the story, acting and directing. As far as I am concerned - Slama is still on the top.

If nevertheless should I say something negative I would have probably one thing - in the first half, maybe third, of the movie the editing seemed to me somehow "discontinuous". Like some cuts were a little bit too rash. But it was just my little feeling.

I definitely recommend this movie. Very good and deep drama and top- notch movie making.


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