Infobox Film
name = Empties
name = Vratné lahve

image_size = 110px
caption = DVD cover
director = Jan Svěrák
producer =
writer = Zdeněk Svěrák
starring = Zdeněk Svěrák
music =
cinematography =
editing =
distributor =
released = flagicon|Czech Republic 8 March, 2007
flagicon|France 16 May, 2007 at Cannes
runtime = 100 minutes
language = Czech
amg_id =
imdb_id = 0809951

"Empties" (known in Czech as "Vratné lahve") is a 2007 film directed by Jan Svěrák and written by his father Zdeněk Svěrák. Svěrák also stars in the film. [ [http://www.csfd.cz/film/221006-vratne-lahve/ CSFD.cz - Vratné lahve (2007) - Režie: Svěrák Jan - Hrají: Svěrák Zdeněk, Kolářová Daniela, Vilhelmová Tatiana ] ] It was released first in the Czech Republic in March 2007. The film is a comedy from the same team which made Kolya. [ [http://imdb.com/title/tt0809951/ Vratné lahve (2007) ] ]


Josef Tkaloun is a teacher at a high school in Prague who cannot control his anger when his pupils misbehave in his poetry class. He quits his job and despite his wife urging him to retire, becomes a cycle courier. After the inevitable accident, he still refuses to stay at home and takes a job in the local Žižkov supermarket. He works behind a counter, taking the used glass beer bottles and empty plastic water bottles, giving a receipt to the customers which they can redeem at the cashier. He begins to flirt with the customers and matchmake both for an old friend and for the man he works with. His own flirtations (and amusingly lurid dreams) almost get him into trouble with his wife, so he resolves to reignite the passion in his marriage by celebrating his wedding anniversary with a hot air balloon ride. As can be expected, things do not go completely to plan. [ [http://www.sms.cz/film/vratne_lahve Vratné lahve / Vratné lahve (2007) ] ]

Principal cast


*Zdeněk Svěrák received a "Special Jury Mention" for the screenplay at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2007


The DVD was released in October 2007. It includes extra scenes, a photogallery, the storyboard and comics. [ [http://www.vratnelahve.cz/o-filmu.php?PHPSESSID=9961dec16886ab748b2b87a1c50335e4 Vratné lahve - O filmu | Titulky ] ]


External links

* [http://www.vratnelahve.cz/ Official website]
* [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0809951/ IMDB entry]

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