I Served the King of England

The movie is filled with wonderful moments, set pieces of absurdity, and a richness of humor.""""
- Jonathan F. Richards, Film.com
You are swept away by the beauty of individual moments and by Barnev's extraordinary performance, which beautifully serves I Served the King of England.""""
- Ruthe Stein, San Francisco Chronicle
A film as unique as this is a gift that shouldn't be ignored.""""
- Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News


Jan Dítì (Ivan Barnev) is short in height, but high in ambition. To put it bluntly, the young provincial waiter wants to become a millionaire. Jan falls in love with Líza (Julia Jentsch), 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. Upon his release 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.

Date de sortie

Langue originale: Czech with English subtitles
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Durée: 120 min.
Année: 2006


Ivan Barnev
Julia Jentsch
Oldrich Kaiser
Un film de
Jiri Menzel