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The Country Teacher Details

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A man struggles to understand and accept both himself and others in this pastoral drama from Czech filmmaker Bohdan Sláma. Petr (Pavel Liska) is a schoolteacher who has grown tired of life in Prague and wants out of his dead-end relationship with another man. Petr is still coming to terms with his sexuality, and he decides to take a job in a small farming community where he can start his life over. As Petr settles into his new teaching position, he strikes up a friendship with his neighbors -- a ruggedly independent single woman, Marie (Zuzana Bydzovská), and her handsome teenage son, Lada (Ladislav Sedivý). Petr gains a new lease on life in the country, but his simple life becomes profoundly difficult when he finds himself increasingly attracted to Lada, while Marie makes it clear she has strong feelings for Petr. Venkovský Ucitel (aka A Country Teacher) received its North American premiere at the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:March 27, 2009

Cast

Pavel Liska
as Teacher
Zuzana Bydzovská
as Marie
Ladislav Sedivý
as Boy
Marek Daniel
as Boyfriend
Tereza Vorísková
as Popsie
Milos Cernousek
as Principal
Miroslav Krobot
as Father
Cyril Drozda

Crew

Bohdan Sláma
Director
Pavel Strnad
Producer
Petr Oukropec
Producer
Thanassis Karathanos
Producer
Bohdan Sláma
Screenwriter
Divis Marek
Cinematographer
Vladimir Godar
Composer (Music Score)
Jan Danhel
Editor
Petr Pistek
Production Designer
Zuzana Krejzkova
Costume Designer
Jan Cenek
Sound/Sound Designer
Karel Bezdek
First Assistant Director
Pavel Cechak
Production Manager
Kristian Suda
Dramaturg
Veronika Riehs
Makeup
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