I Served the King of England (2008)

I Served the King of England
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating R
Runtime 2hr
Genres Drama, Adaptation, Foreign, Period
Keywords black comedy, novel
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Adam Fuchs Location Manager n/a 193 5000006
Lukas Viznar Assistant Director n/a 163 5000005
Jiri Kacirek Jr. Assistant Director n/a 163 5000004
Pavel Cechak Production Manager n/a 305 5000003
Pavla Markova Script Supervisor n/a 191 5000007
Jaromir Sofr Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Milan Bycek Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Ales Brezina Original Music n/a 120838 8000001
Jiří Brožek Editor n/a 172 7000001
Klaus Fuxjäger Camera n/a 120798 6000002
Tomas Hoffman Line Producer n/a 161 5000002
Jan Balzer Production Supervisor n/a 307 5000001
Helena Uldrichova Co-Producer n/a 170 3000005
Peter Dvorak Co-Producer n/a 170 3000004
Rudolf Biermann Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Andrea Metcalfe Producer n/a 3 3000002
Dusan Kukal Co-Producer n/a 170 3000006
Vit Komrzy Co-Producer n/a 170 3000007
Bohumil Hrabal Source Material (from novel: "I Served the King of England") 120786 4000002
Jiri Menzel Screenplay (adaptation) 120778 4000001
Pavel Cechak Associate Producer n/a 171 3000009
Luba Feglova Co-Producer n/a 170 3000008
Karel Vanasek Set Decorator n/a 165 9000002
Ladislav Ondracek Casting n/a 179 10000001
Vit Simek Construction n/a 120900 21000005
Jiri Pospisil Construction n/a 120900 21000004
Petr Charvat Construction n/a 120900 21000003
Lubos Nouzak Construction n/a 120900 21000002
Martin Vesely Construction n/a 120900 21000006
Boris Masnik Visual Effects Supervisor n/a 249 23000001
Milan Babik Props n/a 120817 24000004
Milan Janostik Props n/a 120817 24000003
Vladimir Kyech Props n/a 120817 24000002
Dominik Faustus Props n/a 120817 24000001
Michal Sula Construction n/a 120900 21000001
Magda Chylkova Production Accountant n/a 282 16000001
Libuse Barlova Makeup Artist n/a 120801 13000003
Jirina Pahlerova Makeup Artist n/a 120801 13000002
Milan Corba Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Kristian Suda Consultant Script Consultant 120784 12000001
Radek Petr Makeup Artist n/a 120801 13000004
Radim Hladik Jr. Sound Mixer n/a 230 14000001
Borivoj Klecka Gaffer n/a 268 15000001
Radim Hladik Jr. Sound Recordist n/a 331 14000003
Otto Chipek Sound Mixer n/a 230 14000002
Robert Schaffer Producer n/a 3 3000001
Jiri Menzel Director n/a 2 2000001
Jan Klusak Actor Millionaire 1 1000017
Tonya Graves Actor The Emperor 1 1000016
Eva Kalcovska Actor Wanda 1 1000015
Sarka Petruzelova Actor Jaruska 1 1000014
Petr Brukner Actor Millionaire 1 1000018
Jiri Zak Actor Millionaire 1 1000019
Pavel Vondruska Actor Millionaire 1 1000023
Jaroslav Tomsa Actor Millionaire 1 1000022
Tomas Sechser Actor Millionaire 1 1000021
Vaclav Knop Actor Stockbrokers 1 1000020
Petra Hrebickova Actor n/a 1 1000013
Pavel Novy Actor General 1 1000012
Josef Abrham Actor Hotelier Brandejs 1 1000005
Marian Labuda Actor Walden 1 1000004
Milan Lasica Actor Professor 1 1000003
Oldrich Kaiser Actor (old) 1 1000002
Jiri Labus Actor Manager of Golden City Prague's Hotel 1 1000006
Ivan Barnev Actor (young) 1 1000007
Zuzana Fialová Actor Marcela 1 1000011
Rudolf Hrušínský Jr. Actor Hotelier Tichota 1 1000010
Jaromír Dulava Actor Karel the waiter 1 1000009
Martin Huba Actor Front Waiter Skrivanek 1 1000008
Istvan Szabo Actor Wealthy Investor 1 1000024
Thomas Zielinski Actor Doctor at Sanatorium 1 1000025
Zdenek Zak Actor Militiaman 1 1000040
Zdenek Maryska Actor German Guest 1 1000039
Emilia Vasaryova Actor Mrs. Rajska 1 1000038
Nada Konvalinkova Actor Nurse 1 1000037
Martin Zahalka Actor Militiaman 1 1000041
Vladimir Kulhavy Actor German Doctor 1 1000042
Jiri Sestak Actor Waiter 1 1000046
Jana Vranova Actor Window Dresser 1 1000045
Kristyna Bokova Actor Window Dresser 1 1000044
Stephan Nobbe Actor German Magistrate 1 1000043
Viktor Taus Actor Weigel 1 1000036
Vlastimil Brabec Actor Wimmer 1 1000035
Petr Herrmann Actor Stockbroker 1 1000029
Ladislav Zupanic Actor Stockbroker 1 1000028
Petr Ctvrtnicek Actor Stockbroker 1 1000027
Nikolai Penev Actor Ferda(Bellboy) 1 1000026
Rudolf Jelinek Actor Stockbroker 1 1000030
Oldrich Vlach Actor Brukner 1 1000031
Jiri Knot Actor Weinfurter 1 1000034
Vaclav Chalupa Actor Hrdlicka 1 1000033
Frantisek Rehak Actor Bieler 1 1000032
Julia Jentsch Actor Liza 1 1000001
Synopsis
Jan Dite is short in height, but high in ambition. To put it bluntly, the young provincial waiter wants to become a millionaire. And he knows just how to do it: by hearing everything, seeing everything, and creating opportunities at every turn. Armed with this knowledge and an irrepressible wish to please, he soon leaves his first place of employment, a pub, for a luxury brothel and finally moves onto an elegant Art Nouveau Prague restaurant. But by the late 1930s, things are changing: Hitler has taken the Sudetenland region and is breaking apart Czechoslovakia. Jan falls in love with Líza, a Sudeten German proud of her Aryan blood. They marry, and soon after Líza is sent to serve on the Polish front, while Jan remains behind to serve as a nurse in a Nazi SS Research Hospital, but when she returns, she has a fortune in rare stamps that Jews had 'left behind.' After Líza's less than heroic death, Jan sells the stamps and becomes a millionaire. But he only has three years to enjoy his fortune: the new Communist regime puts him behind bars for 15 years, one for each of his millions. Upon his release from jail, Jan is sent to live in a decrepit border town. Here Jan reflects on the events that have shaped his life--and to reflect on what might have happened if he had played a different role in these events.