Ucho (1970)



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This highly-charged political satire from Czechoslovakia was banned for 20 years. It is the chronicle of a miserable marriage between a provincial bureaucrat and the boozy daughter of a pub-owner who find trouble when they learn through the grapevine that one of the husband's superior's has been arrested. Now the husband fears that a major purge is in the offing. Their fears are not allayed by the fact that their house keys have disappeared, nor can they shake the feeling that someone is … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
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as Secret Agent Standa
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Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 21, 2005
New York Times
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...Stephen Sachs - working from his eponymous play - slowly but surely manages to infuse the proceedings with a surprisingly even-handed sensibility.

Full Review… | June 18, 2008
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There's not a more acerbic, scathing or compelling critique of the Communist regime.

Full Review… | May 20, 2005
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Full Review… | December 6, 2005
Film Threat

Full Review… | May 21, 2005
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