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During WWII, a Slovak takes a job as an "Aryan comptroller" for a Jewish-owned button shop. The owner is an old deaf woman; they slowly build a friendship. Tragedy ensues when all of the town's Jews are to be deported. Sensitive and subtle. Surely among the most gutwrenching portrayals of human tragedy ever on screen. Exquisite plotting and direction. In Czechoslovakian with English subtitles.

Home Vision Cinema, c/o Image Entertainment, 20525 Nordhoff St., Ste. 200, Chatsworth, CA 91311, URL: http://www.homevision.com

Available on Running time 111 minutes. Originally from Czech.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Judaism, World War II, The Holocaust, 4 Bones
Screenplay
Jan Kadar, Elmar Klos
Cast
Ida Kaminska, Josef Kroner, Hana Slivkoua, Frantisek Holly, Martin Gregor
Cinematography
Vladimir Novotny
Director
Jan Kadar, Elmar Klos
Music
Zdenek Liska
Producer
Barrandov Film Studios

Awards

Oscars 1965: Foreign Film; N.Y. Film Critics 1966: Foreign Film.

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