'The Shop on Main Street'
October 25, 2021 6:12 PM   Subscribe

'Obchod na korze' y/t.

'The Shop on Main Street' is a 1965 Czechoslovakian film about the Aryanization program during World War II in the Slovak State."
posted by clavdivs (4 comments total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
This film won the Oscar for Best Foreign Picture over Godard's "Pierrot le Fou", De Sica's "Marriage Italian Style", and Kobayashi's "Kwaidan". I haven't seen it so really I can't make a judgement, but this film I've never heard of somehow won an Oscar instead of these great films. I'll definitely give it a shot.
posted by jwest at 6:41 PM on October 25, 2021

This is an incredible film about the humanity and inhumanity of ordinary people during the Holocaust, in a country that had officially allied itself with Germany and where many supported the deportation of Jews. Jozef Króner (the lead actor in Obchod na Korze) was a national treasure.
posted by Atrahasis at 6:45 PM on October 25, 2021 [1 favorite]

Oh yes. This film is heavy.
posted by gwint at 8:07 PM on October 25, 2021

Beautiful and sad.
posted by waving at 3:28 PM on October 26, 2021

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