The Elementary School (1991)



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...