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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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Release Date:
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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The COUNTRY TEACHER proved to Be Both an Immensely Enjoyable and, Indirectly, an Oddly Educational Experience! See more (24 total) »


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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 .... 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
Location Management
Adam Fuchs .... location manager
Other crew
Guillermo J. Deisler .... production coordinator: Germany
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 4 people found the following review useful.
The COUNTRY TEACHER proved to Be Both an Immensely Enjoyable and, Indirectly, an Oddly Educational Experience!, 2 August 2016
Author: KissEnglishPasto from Pasto, Colombia

...........................................................from Pasto,Colombia...Via: L.A. CA., CALI, COLOMBIA...and ORLANDO, FL

Ahhh! The joys of the simple life....Yes, go hand-in-hand with the joys of a simple movie! Watching films from MANY different countries is an absolutely enthralling endeavor! Each nation's films tend to exhibit a peculiar cultural signature spin, that is a delightfully intriguing puzzle, waiting to be deciphered and savored. An appetite for Czech films is, however, undoubtedly an acquired taste.

Let me share some of the things that made TEACHER such a cinematic plum. Very In-Your-Face, but without ever trying in the least to be, is the physical appearance of the actors themselves. WOW! Talk about the antithesis incarnate of the 2 hours per day at the gym, capped-teeth-multiple-plastic- surgery-and-hair-implant, monthly-Botox-injections "LOOK" that seems to be practically the norm in Hollywood...This cast looks like they were sent from "Real-People'R'US", after dropping out of their weekly ReHab meetings!

Also, there were a couple moments in the film where I began feeling somewhat uncomfortable with the direction the movie began to go in, but before this discomfort escalated into something more serious, the movie veered off in a pleasantly unexpected direction! No formulaic Hollywood fluff, here...NO Siree, Bob!

Two cultural notes: Boy, these Czechs sure are at ease with nudity! People running around nude in the house, Hey, doesn't raise an eyebrow! Also, people are ever so cooperative with official government policy! Government says "No more discrimination against gays in the workplace!" and its: "DAH! Dee government says vee must do dis, so vee are on board...OK!" One pleasant and unexpected surprise...The Czech folk(?)music! Very soothing and haunting melodies. I'll have to ask some of my Czech students to fill me in! Be sure not to miss it! Recommended by a Friend...


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