Wednesday, October 7, 2009

I Served the King of England (2006)

Director: Jiri Menzel. Cast: Ivan Barnev, Oldrich Kaiser. 120 min. Rated R. Czech Republic/Slovakia. Comedy.

A celebration of beauty. This movie boasts whatever mundane element you may consider "beautiful", without becoming excessive or vulgar. And since there's always a very fine line between beauty and vulgarity, the filmmakers do an impressive balancing act to keep the film on track. The last time I felt this way, was when I watched Cinema Paradiso, but the way the movie maintains a colorful attitude in the face of dark situations, reminds of Life is Beautiful. Watch this if you're looking for something different. Very different.

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