I Served the King of England (2006)

Director
Jiří Menzel

Main cast
Ivan Barnev; Oldřich Kaiser; Julia Jentsch; Marián Labuda; Martin Huba

Genres
Comedy, Drama, Foreign

Description
Jan Dítě has been released from a Czech prison just before the very end of his 15-year sentence. Settling in a town near the border, he occupies his time with rebuilding a deserted house, and recalling his past. His main wish in life was to be a millionaire. Jan begins his career as a frankfurter vendor, and slowly learns the power of money and the influence it exerts over people.


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