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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 »
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A film of stunning beauty See more (23 total) »

Cast

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Pavel Liska ... Teacher
Zuzana Bydzovská ... Marie
Ladislav Sedivý ... Boy
Marek Daniel ... Boyfriend

Tereza Vorísková ... Beruska
Cyril Drozda ... Headmaster
Marie Ludvíková ... Headmaster's wife
Zuzana Krónerová ... Mother
Miroslav Krobot ... Father
Zdena Kucerová ... Granny
Miloslav Vokatý ... Jozin
Jaroslav Vlcek ... Jarda
Frantisek Prosek ... Brother #1
Josef Prosek ... Brother #2
Anna Vladyková ... Landlady
Pavel Vladyka ... Innholder
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vojtech Kotek ... Classmate (uncredited)
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Directed by
Bohdan Sláma 
 
Writing credits
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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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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
A film of stunning beauty, 2 July 2009
Author: pyotr-3 from Washington DC

How often do you get to see two actual cow births in a film? The scenes of farm life in the Czech Republic are a wonderful opportunity to visit another world and escape our own mundane concerns. The entire film is gorgeous to watch and provides terrific escapism in so many ways.

A young man leaves Prague to go teach in the country. The audience wonders why he has made this move. As he settles in to his new living quarters, which is a small bit of a room in an old woman's house, with only a sheet hung up for privacy, we wonder how long anyone could possibly live like this. Then we meet the varied characters of the village, and we are impressed by the respect and kindness the country teacher has for the villagers. He seems to sincerely care for them.

Then an old lover of his comes to visit. He proves to be a highly disruptive force, and things begin to go wrong in the country teacher's life. Will the troubles unleashed by the unwanted ex-lover's visit cause all of the country teacher's good work to unravel? Will the country teacher have the self-control to keep himself out of trouble? Does he really care for the villagers? Will this story have a sad or happy ending? I won't tell you. But few people would predict the ending of this film correctly, which makes it all the more interesting.

The actors in this film are sublime. Especially the 3 main characters. "The Country Teacher" will stay in your thoughts long after you leave the theatre.

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