I Served the King of England (2007)
I Served the King of England movie synopsis: Czechoslovakia, 1963. Jan Díte is released from prison after serving 15 years. He goes into semi exile in a deserted village near the German border. In flashbacks, he tells his story: he's a small, clever and quick-witted young man, stubbornly naïve, a vendor at a train station. Thanks to a patron, he becomes a waiter at upscale hotels and restaurants. We see him discover how the wealthy tick and how to please women. He strives to be a millionaire with his own hotel. Before the war, he meets Líza, a German woman in Prague. Is this his ticket to wealth or his undoing? Meanwhile, we see Jan putting a life together after prison: why was he sentenced, and who will he become?
- The film directed by Jiri Menzel and based on the novel of the same name by Bohumil Hrabal.
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Cast:Ivan Barnev, Oldrich Kaiser, Julia Jentsch, Marian Labuda, Milan Lasica, Zuzana Fialova