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The Shop on Main Street (Obchod na korze) (1965)

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Starring
Ida Kaminska Ida Kaminska
Rozalia Lautmannová
Jozef Króner Jozef Króner
Tono Brtko
Frantisek Zvarík Frantisek Zvarík
Markus Kolkocký
Hana Slivková Hana Slivková
Evelyna Brtková
Juraj Herz Juraj Herz
Jewish Man


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1 year, 6 months ago at Aug 14 16:08
(OK) Good, great story, but pathetic main characters. The old lady is too naif, the 'hero' or 'antihero' is too stupid...but the travellings following them inside the shop or in the street, some scenes ascending in dramatism...
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Description: The film starts out as a comedy-of-sorts, with Tony, the main character, as a run-of-the-mill, average joe carpenter in 1942 Czechoslovakia. Tony gets into arguments with his wife, who wishes her husband would show more initiative, and with his brother-in-law, who is a low-level fascist leader in the community. One night, after a rowdy (and very funny) night of drinking, Tony discovers that his brother-in-law has procured for him a small, downtown store that has been taken from a Jewish woman by the town's anti-Semitic ordinances. When Tony arrives to claim the store, he discovers a 78-year old woman, hard of hearing, who doesn' ... (more)
Release date: 24 January 1966
UPC: 037429156124
Tags: Czech (4), 1960s (4), Painter (3), Jewish (3), Bird (3), Fascist (3), Nazi (3), Slovak (3), Drama (3), Slovakia (3), Holocaust (3), Religion (2), (2), Barber (2), Czechoslovakia (2), Occupation (2), {czech 05} (1), Conductor (1), Perfume (1), Male Female Relationship (1)
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