Czech filmmaker Jiri Menzel, who made his mark on the international movie scene in 1967 with his debut production Closely Watched Trains, offers another film based on a novel by renowned Czech author Bohumil Hrabal. The black comedy about a small man, a waiter (played by both Ivan Barnev and Oldrich Kaiser), who mostly operates under the radar and dreams of becoming a millionaire hotelier in 1930s Czechoslovakia, is quirky, surreal, lilting and grim, sometimes all in the same scene. A lot of this curious little feature plays like a silent movie-style comedy. 120 minutes. DVD INFO: No extras included.