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‘I Served the King of England’

Life according to a Czech waiter

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Watching Czech waiter Jan Dite in “I Served the King of England” traipse through some of the most tragic years his country had ever known (Nazi intervention, Soviet invasion), you’re reminded of another Czech cinema antihero: Tomas (played by Daniel Day-Lewis) in “The Unbearable Lightness of Being.” (Also set in postwar Czechoslovakia.)

I Served the King of England Rating: (4.5 out of 5)

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Dance away: A scene from “I Served the King of England.”
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Director: Jiri Menzel
Running time: 120 minutes
Language: Czech
Opens Dec. 20