Obchod na korze = The Shop on Main Street

cover image
Barcode: 58925516 Call Number: V-CZE 001 Material Type: Video -DVD Time: 125 min. Date: c1965, c2001 Language: Czech, Slovak Creator: Directed by Jan Kadar and Hana Slivkova Description: In 1942, Tono and his wife are struggling because of his antipathy towards the fascist regime. His brother-in-law, the local fuehrer, chooses Tono to oversee a button shop owned by a sweet, harmless Jewish widow, Mrs. Lautman. When the Jews are ordered deported, the well-meaning Tono decides to shield her from the Nazis. On cover: "An inept Czech peasant is torn between greed and guilt when the Nazi-backed bosses of his town appoinnt him "Aryan controller" of an Old Jewish widow's button shop. Humor and tradegy fuse in this scathing exploration of one cowardly man's complicity in the horrors of a totalitarian regime. Made near the height of Soviet oppression in czechoslovakia, this film features intense editing and camera work which won it the Academy Award for Best Foreigh Film in 1965." Collection: Language Resource Center