The Elementary School (1991)

Directed by: Jan Svěrák

Writing Credits: Zdeněk Svěrák

Cinematography: F. A. Brabec

Music: Jiří F. Svoboda

Cast:  Jan Tříska, Zdeněk Svěrák, Libuše Šafránková, Václav Jakoubek, Radoslav Budáč, Marek Endal, Rudolf Hrušínský, Irena Pavlásková, Ondřej Vetchý, Daniela Kolářová, Eva Holubová, Rudolf Hrušínský ml., Petr Čepek, Bolek Polívka, Zdeněk Mucha, Oldřich Vlach, Petr Brukner, Karla Chadimová, Bořivoj Penc, Jiří Menzel, Karel Kachyňa, Václav Chalupa, Stanislav Hájek, Miroslava Pleštilová, Alice Šnirychová-Dvořáková, Michal Škrabal, Viktor Nejedlý ml., Martin Janda, Tat'ána Puttová, Ladislav Chroust, Rudolf Hammer, Tomáš Procházka, Pavel Kučera, Karel Kmoch, Iva Škudrnová, Miroslava Škudrnová, Tomáš Jákl


The Elementary School is a 1991 Czechoslovak comedy film directed by Jan Svěrák. The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1991 and is considered one of the best Czechoslovak films ever.
It is set shortly after the World War II (1945 and 1946) in one of the suburbs of Prague. The main character Eda Souček attends a boys' elementary school where he belongs to a class with a complete lack of discipline. After their female teacher goes insane during one of her classes, the schoolmaster has to implement special measures. He employs a new male teacher Igor Hnízdo who is said to be a great war hero...

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