Empties (Czech)

Empties (Czech)

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Description & Features+

The long-anticipated seriocomedy "Empties" constitutes director Jan Sverak's third installment in his trilogy on aging that commenced with "The Elementary School" (1991) and continued with the beloved "Kolya" (1996). The filmmaker's father, Zdenak Sverak, stars as Josef Tkaloun, a curmudgeonly middle-aged lit teacher who grows exhausted from instructing his demanding, occasionally obnoxious students, and opts to take a hike - into an early retirement. Though his wife, Eliska (Daniela Kolarova) (to whom he has repeatedly been unfaithful) continues to tolerate his insensitivity, Josef quickly recognizes his own need for a daily grind, and thus heads into a series of random occupations, including bike messenger and bottle retriever in a grocery store. The latter proves particularly colorful, introducing Josef to a host of eccentric and occasionally funny co-workers. Meanwhile, Josef makes feeble attempts to set his hyper-devout daughter (Tatiana Vilhelmova) up with a crass former coworker (Jiri Machacek), and lapses into lusty fantasies about the headmistress of his former school (Nela Boudova) - endangering his marriage in the process. At the time of its release, this film reportedly netted a greater profit than any movie in Czech history. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi.

Zdenek Sverák

Tatiana Vilhelmová

Daniela Kolárová

Other Special Features: Language: Czech; Subtitles: English

Audio Tracks: Dolby Digital Stereo

Specifications+

BoxedSet
No
Cast
Zdenek Sverák, Tatiana Vilhelmová, Daniela Kolárová
Closed captioning
No
Director
Jan Sverak
English rating
14A
Format
DVD
Language
Foreign
Number of discs
1
Original Language
Czech
Quebec rating
G
Region code
1
Run time (minutes)
87
ScreenFormat
Widescreen
Silent
No
Brand
Alliance Films
Product Identifiers
Walmart Item #
30028795
SKU
131217
UPC
5737320768

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