Vratné lahve


Czech Republic

Comedy | 2007 | 100 minutes |




A comic love story about a man who refuses to accept that old age is empty of love, meaning and value to society. One day Josef (Zdeněk Svěrák) suddenly retires from his job as a school teacher in Prague after an encounter with an unruly pupil and his frustration of changing values and increased power given to the students. A man full of humour and playful energy, he is not content to spend the autumn of his life in the uneventful bosom of his family.



Director : Jan Svěrák
Cast : Zdeněk Svěrák, Daniela Kolárová, Pavel Landovský, Tatiana Vilhelmová, Jiří Macháček
Awards :
  • Special Jury Mention for the screenplay at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2007
  • Audience Award at 2007 Ljubljana International Film Festival
  • Gold Dolphin award for Best Film at the Festroia International Film Festival in 2008
Language : Czech
** Limited number of screenings at EUFF 2016.