EMPTIES

VRATNE LAHVE

By Jan SVERAK

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Drama - Completed 2007

EMPTIES is the last in a trilogy from director Jan Sverák and his father, screenwriter/actor Zdenek Sverák. The trilogy began with the Academy Award-nominated ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, exploring childhood, continued into adulthood with the Academy Award-winning KOLYA, and now comes to completion with EMPTI

    • Year of production
    • 2007
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • CZECH REPUBLIC, UNITED KINGDOM
    • Languages
    • CZECH
    • Duration
    • 104 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Jan SVERAK
    • Synopsis
    • Joseph teaches literature in a secondary school in Prague.
      One day he is forced into retirement but he refuses to take it lying down. He finds work at the bottle-return counter in a supermarket and discovers a new community who begin to rely on him. Once more his life has meaning, but Joseph neglects his wife, who feels she’s losing him.
      EMPTIES is a funny, touching story of love in old age, which broke Czech box office records upon release, becoming the first film ever - Czech or Hollywood blockbuster - to gross US$4 million in the Czech Republic in six weeks on release.
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