Shop on Main Street, The* (Obchod No Korze)

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Shop on Main Street, The* (Obchod No Korze)

  • 1965 ----- b & w ----- 126 min ----- vhs
  • (Directed by Jan Kadar and Elmar Klos; with Josef Kroner, Ida Kaminska, Hana Slivkova) 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. Unable to explain his postion to Mrs. Lautman, Tono gradually accepts her belief that he is her asistant. When the Jews are ordered deported, the well-meaning Tono decides to shield her from the Nazis. (In Czech with English subtitles) (Restricted to classroom use only)
  • Topics: (Motion Pictures: Features, Slavic Languages and Literature, War and Peace)