I Served The King Of England

Release Date: 17 November 2008 | Certificate: Suitable for 15 years and over
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Czech director Jiri Menzel has worked only sporadically since making a splash in the 1960s with lauded features such as CLOSELY WATCHED TRAINS. I SERVED THE KING OF ENGLAND is another welcome invitation to witness Menzel's singular vision, which is liberally sprinkled with homage to silent features, vaudeville, and slapstick. The film tells the story of Jan Dite, an ordinary Czech citizen who reflects on life after being released from jail. Much of the film is told in flashback, with Menzel transporting his audience back to Dite's younger days in Prague, both before and during World War II, where the young restaurant worker does whatever it takes to fulfil his dreams of becoming a millionaire. His reckless and frequently hilarious path to achieving his goal becomes the backbone of the movie, and Menzel deftly edits back and forth between the older and younger versions of Dite as his history is revealed.

Notes by Geoff Case
Release Date: 17 November 2008
Certificate: 15 - Suitable for Persons Aged 15 or Over
Directed by: Jiri Menzel

Region 2
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Wide Screen
Sound: Dolby Digital
Running Time: 114 minutes
Main Language: Czech
Subtitles: English

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Catalogue No: FCD365