Empties (Vratné lahve)
Empties (Vratné lahve) (2007)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 8, 2007
DVD Release Date: October 6, 2009
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Greg Quill
Toronto Star

In Empties, father-son Czech collaborators in the Oscar-winning Kolya focus on how poorly a cantankerous high school teacher adapts to what amounts to forced retirement.

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Jim Slotek
Jam! Movies

[An] affecting Czech sort-of-romantic comedy.

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Kate Taylor
Globe and Mail

Sverak's work anchors a cast that delivers a series of delicately executed performances as the actors bring to life a great range of lightly comic characters.

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Boyd van Hoeij

For Vratné lahve (Empties), the Czech father and son duo Zdenek and Jan Sverák only slightly rework the recipe for their Oscar-winning film Kolya.

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Eddie Cockrell

Under Sverak's shrewdly unforced direction, other thesps are natural and appealing.

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John Ballantine
Beautiful little film. You can see some of the magic of Kolya has been replicated here. I think there is a part of me in Zdenak Sverak's… More