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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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Director:
Writer:
Bohdan Sláma (screenplay)
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Release Date:
27 March 2009 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Petr, youthful, quiet, and sensitive, comes from Prague to teach natural science in a country town.... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
6 wins & 8 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Excellent movie See more (23 total) »

Cast

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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)
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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
Martin Hampel .... production assistant
Christoph Kukula .... production coordinator
Oliver Rebling .... production accountant: Germany
Martina Reková .... public relations
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Venkovský ucitel" - Czech Republic (original title)
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Runtime:
Czech Republic:117 min | Canada:113 min (Toronto International Film Festival) | USA:103 min | Argentina:113 min (Pantalla Pinamar Festival)
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21 out of 32 people found the following review useful.
Excellent movie, 14 September 2008
Author: Filthy Morphine from Praha - Czech Republic

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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