Obchod na Korze (The Shop On Main Street) (A Shop on the High Street) (1966)
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Release Date: Jan 24, 1966 Limited
Average Rating: 4.2/5
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The 1965 Oscar winner for Best Foreign Film, The Shop on Main Street (Obch o Na Korze) stars Josef Kroner as Tono Briko, a slothful Slovakian carpenter. The time is World War II, and the occupying Nazis are nationalizing all Jewish-owned businesses. To please his ambitious family, Tono takes the job of "Aryan comptroller" for a rundown button shop managed by an elderly Jewish woman (Ida Kaminska). He realizes that his new job won't bring much in the way of money; the old woman, deaf as a post,
Jan 24, 1966 Limited
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The noted Polish actress Ida Kaminska was deservedly nominated for an Oscar for this serio-comic fable, set in Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia.
Mesmerizing and heart-breaking...
suggests the sheer impossibility of ever knowing the Holocaust while simultaneously reassuring us that we can always know individual human beings
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