24 user 48 critic

Venkovský ucitel (2008)

Unrated | | Drama , Romance | 27 March 2009 (USA)
1:36 | Trailer

Watch Now

With Prime Video

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 »


Bohdan Sláma


Bohdan Sláma (screenplay)
6 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »



Learn more

More Like This 

Stestí (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Three young adults in Most sort out feelings and responsibilities: Monika's boyfriend has left for the States, her mother wants her to join him there, and if the invitation does come, what ... See full summary »

Director: Bohdan Sláma
Stars: Tatiana Vilhelmová, Pavel Liska, Anna Geislerová
Bába z ledu (2017)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Crushing family dynamics have crushed Hana, an old-fashioned, respectable Czech mother, and a recent widow. The arrival of Brona and his sometimes depressed chicken changes the life of everyone, including Brona.

Director: Bohdan Sláma
Stars: Zuzana Krónerová, Pavel Nový, Daniel Vízek
Ciao (2008)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Jeff is taking care of everything Mark left behind when he died in an accident. Mark was about to have a visitor, Andrea, an Italian guy he met online. Jeff and Andrea have the chance to share memories of the Mark they knew while getting to know each other.

Director: Yen Tan
Stars: Adam Neal Smith, Alessandro Calza, Chuck Blaum
W imie... (2013)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Gay priest with talent to straighten out delinquent lads can remain effectual only so long as not even a hint of his orientation is revealed or suggested.

Director: Malgorzata Szumowska
Stars: Andrzej Chyra, Mateusz Kosciukiewicz, Maja Ostaszewska
Un amour à taire (TV Movie 2005)
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A young Jewish girl looking to escape the clutches of the Third Reich after seeing her parents and sister brutally slain while attempting to make their way to England is sheltered by an old... See full summary »

Director: Christian Faure
Stars: Jérémie Renier, Louise Monot, Bruno Todeschini
L'homme que j'aime (TV Movie 1997)
Drama | Romance | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

This is a combination coming out and first love story. The swimmer and diver Lucard is interested in attractive Martin. The film follows the characters' coming out with all its difficulties... See full summary »

Director: Stéphane Giusti
Stars: Jean-Michel Portal, Marcial Di Fonzo Bo, Mathilde Seigner
Vratné lahve (2007)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A comic love story about a man who refuses to accept that old age is empty of love, meaning and value to society.

Director: Jan Sverák
Stars: Zdenek Sverák, Daniela Kolárová, Pavel Landovský
Gerontophilia (2013)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A young man begins exploring his attraction to much much older men while working in a nursing home.

Director: Bruce La Bruce
Stars: Pier-Gabriel Lajoie, Walter Borden, Katie Boland
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The story concerns a hapless civil servant who gets more than he bargained for when he moves into an apartment with a gay fashion student and finds himself on the catwalk. The film sets out... See full summary »

Director: David Gleeson
Stars: Michael Legge, Allen Leech, Amy Shiels
Jeffrey (1995)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Jeffrey, a young gay man in New York, decides that sex is too much and decides to become celibate. He immediately meets the man of his dreams and must decide whether or not love is worth ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Ashley
Stars: Steven Weber, Michael T. Weiss, Peter Jacobson
Burnt Money (2000)
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Nene & Angel and their accomplice Cuervo participate in a botched bank robbery in 1965 Buenos Aires, then hide out from the police in Uruguay while the gang breaks down.

Director: Marcelo Piñeyro
Stars: Eduardo Noriega, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Pablo Echarri
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Antoine Sforza, a thirty-year-old young man, left his village ten years before in order to start a new life in the big city, but now that his father, a traveling grocer, is in hospital ... See full summary »

Director: Eric Guirado
Stars: Nicolas Cazalé, Clotilde Hesme, Daniel Duval


Cast overview, first billed only:
Pavel Liska ... ucitel Petr Dolezal
Zuzana Bydzovská ... statkárka Marie
Ladislav Sedivý Ladislav Sedivý ... Chlapec
Marek Daniel ... Prítel
Tereza Voriskova ... Beruska
Cyril Drozda Cyril Drozda ... Reditel skoly
Marie Ludvíková ... Reditelová
Zuzana Krónerová ... Matka
Miroslav Krobot ... Otec
Zdena Kucerová Zdena Kucerová ... Babicka
Miloslav Vokatý Miloslav Vokatý ... Jozin
Jaroslav Vlcek Jaroslav Vlcek ... Jarda
Frantisek Prosek Frantisek Prosek ... Sedlák
Josef Prosek Josef Prosek ... Sedlák
Anna Vladyková Anna Vladyková ... Hospodská


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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Drama | Romance


Unrated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »




Release Date:

27 March 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A vidéki tanító See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,192, 29 March 2009, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$46,245, 26 July 2009
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


| (Pantalla Pinamar Festival) | (unrated)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »

Did You Know?


Referenced in Vsechnopárty: Episode dated 17 May 2013 (2013) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

This film is hugely flawed in 2 respects:
3 November 2008 | by didier-20See all my reviews

This film is hugely flawed in 2 respects.

1. The portrayal of gays here is essentially a cinematic echo of the 1950s message that gay people portrayed in cinema are inwardly tortured, victims, tragic, predatory, paedophile and troublemakers. Also that when the drama of their homosexuality is finally revealed it is the cause of a terrible terrible thing. This film manages to tick every single on of these boxes which is utterly unforgivable considering it was made in 2008.

There is no excuse for this. There are dozens of films portraying gay people currently being released which specifically turn their backs on these well known negative conceits and i accuse the director of falling into the trap of being homophobic and uninformed about his subject or the genre in which he posits his movie. (Gay themed film.)

2. The director also makes the mistake of portraying rural people as essentially unsophisticated and mistrusting of the urban folk. It is silently given that they would be prejudice against the secret being harboured by the school teacher because they are small minded.

However as a gay person who grew up in a very rural village, i would point out that rural people are not so small minded and heterosexually strident as portrayed. Rural people look after their own and protect what is theirs. Consequently you will find in rural communities that many different kinds of strange relationships are totally accepted and understood and that a simple village person is not so clueless about the extraordinary variations of human nature.

The director did not understand the rural condition and so having built up the boy's mother to be a woman of depth and substance he reduced her by causing her reaction to homosexuality to be so disproportionally traumatic. It didn't make sense at all. It's not such a big deal. But it was made a big deal because nobody was really ever good friends with each other in this film. I didn't buy the tears and drama. It was wrong. I think she would have been much more clued up and confrontational and suffice to say she needed to produce any other reaction other than the one she made in order for this movie to break the mold.

This film was made by someone who doesn't quite grasp the nature of the contexts he portrays. It was a missed opportunity to play against the usual clichés and he eventually fell into all the well worn and outmoded narrative traps that cinematic discourse has spent the past 30 years exposing.

19 of 49 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 24 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial

Recently Viewed