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The Country Teacher (2008) More at IMDbPro »Venkovský ucitel (original title)

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The Country Teacher -- Petr (Pavel Liska) arrives in a country town to teach natural sciences at the local elementary school.


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27 March 2009 (USA) See more »
Petr, youthful, quiet, and sensitive, comes from Prague to teach natural science in a country town.... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Pavel Liska ... ucitel Petr Dolezal
Zuzana Bydzovská ... statkárka Marie
Ladislav Sedivý ... Chlapec
Marek Daniel ... Prítel

Tereza Vorísková ... 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
Pavel Vladyka ... Hospodský
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vojtech Kotek ... Spoluzák (uncredited)

Directed by
Bohdan Sláma 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Bohdan Sláma  screenplay

Produced by
Karl Baumgartner .... producer
Pascal Caucheteux .... co-producer
Thanassis Karathanos .... producer
Petr Oukropec .... producer
Pavel Strnad .... producer
Joana Vogdt .... assistant producer
Original Music by
Vladimír Godár 
Cinematography by
Divis Marek 
Film Editing by
Jan Danhel 
Production Design by
Martin Micka 
Václav Novák 
Petr Pistek 
Costume Design by
Zuzana Krejzková 
Makeup Department
Veronika Riehs .... makeup artist
Production Management
Pavel Cechak .... production manager
Thomas Král .... production manager: Germany
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Petr Samec .... first assistant director
Art Department
Karina Lange .... art director: Germany
Sound Department
Jan Cenek .... sound
Alex Hudd .... sound consultant: dolby
Peter Klinkenberg .... foley artist
Stephan Konken .... sound re-recording mixer
Michael Mícek .... boom operator
Thomas Neumann .... sound designer
Michaela Patríková .... boom operator
Marcel Schleibaum .... foley recordist
Sebastian Schmidt .... sound designer
Camera and Electrical Department
David Dolnik .... second assistant camera
Petr Dvorak .... electrician
Marek Radolf .... balloon lighting supervisor
Editorial Department
Kristián Suda .... commissioning editor: Czech TV
Other crew
Guillermo J. Deisler .... production coordinator: Germany
Adam Fuchs .... location manager
Martin Hampel .... production assistant
Pavel Havlena .... runner
Christoph Kukula .... production coordinator
Oliver Rebling .... production accountant: Germany
Martina Reková .... public relations

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Also Known As:
"Venkovský ucitel" - Czech Republic (original title)
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Czech Republic:117 min | Canada:113 min (Toronto International Film Festival) | USA:103 min | Argentina:113 min (Pantalla Pinamar Festival)
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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Love and other mortal diseases, 29 March 2010
Author: Pascal Zinken (LazySod) from Maastricht, The Netherlands

The film starts as a school teacher moves from teaching a school in the big city to teaching at a school in a small country village. It doesn't take long before it's clear that he's escaping something - desperately wanting to leave something behind and start over again. When his past catches up with him it becomes clear that there is no escaping it - you are what you are.

Set in a typical everybody knows everybody small village this film plays out pretty smoothly, telling its sad tale at a very steady pace. The actors are doing their jobs flawlessly, playing their roles in a most believable way giving the film a very "real" feeling and it becomes very easy to grow sympathy for the characters - enough to overcome the mistakes they make in their lives.

I guess one message the film is telling us is that the road to happiness is marked with pit holes and bumps and that it leaves you bruised and battered. It's a good message and makes for a solid but somewhat painful film.

8 out of 10 steps on a wobbly road

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