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      The Elementary School

      1991 1 hr. 40 min. Comedy List
      Reviews 93% 250+ Ratings Audience Score In postwar Czechoslovakia, two young boys are in awe of an alleged war hero who has become their school's new teacher. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member This nominee for Best Foreign Language Academy Award is a recollection of the director's bittersweet childhood memories in rural Czechoslovakia during the years after the defeat of Nazis and before the dark days of totalitarian Communist rule. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Audience Member Funny, charming episodic film. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member a pak ze tu nejsou cesky filmy :) Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/20/23 Full Review Audience Member "Obecna skola" is probably the best of Sverak's films. It is a strong and true film. You can feel that Sverak created a film about himself and about pastwar time, time of his childhood that formed his life attidudes. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/04/23 Full Review Audience Member Another sour reminder that in terms of cinema we have a lot to learn from our southern neighbours. Great film! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Zabavna ceska gorko-slatka komedijica! Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times [The Elementary School] a warm-hearted movie, and it has its moments of comic inspiration, but it's too rambling and unwound. Rated: 2/4 Jan 1, 2000 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 3/5 Jul 19, 2005 Full Review Walter Chaw Film Freak Central Rated: 3/5 Jul 2, 2003 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis In postwar Czechoslovakia, two young boys are in awe of an alleged war hero who has become their school's new teacher.
      Director
      Jan Sverák
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      Czech
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Mar 17, 2017
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