I happened to see the movie "I Served the Kind of England" on Starz HD Cinema this past week. What an enchanting movie, and an interesting glimpse of what it might have been like to live in Czechoslovakia in the 40's and early 60's. The plot told a "change of condition" story, from the eyes of Jan Díte after he is released after 15 years in prison.
In flashbacks, he tells his story of his life 20 years prior. Much of the movie had a dream like quality to it. I enjoyed how non-formulaic it seemed compared to any others I've seen recently
After reading so much about Czech beer, I had to laugh at the scene where they were arguing over which beer was best. Pilsner Urquell was on tap of course. I wish I had taken a cell phone pic of the English sub-title with the other names. Maybe Vil___? was one of them.
Anyone else seen it?
What movies would make your top 5 list that are :
- Set in Prague or Czech Republic
- Illustrate a lot of Czech Republic history
- Have English subtitles (Wow, Czech is as difficult as Dutch to follow!)
(Amazon shortened link. Also, Amazon Instant Video has it for $9.99 for those of you who have an ethernet connection near your TV. A year or 2 ago I finally added this without running cables behind the wall via:
Netgear XAVB5004 Powerline Network Adapter
since I have Amazon Prime and therefore could get some Amazon Prime Videos for free. It took 5 minutes to install and it has worked perfectly since.