The Shop on Main Street

The Shop on Main Street

120 minutes
1965
Czechoslovakia Drama / War
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In a small town in Nazi-occupied Slovakia during World War II, decent but timid carpenter Tono is named "Aryan comptroller" of a button store owned by an old Jewish widow, Rozalie. Since the post comes with a salary and standing in the town's corrupt hierarchy, Tono wrestles with greed and guilt as he and Rozalie gradually befriend each other. When the authorities order all Jews in town to be rounded up, Tono faces a moral dilemma unlike any he's known before.

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1965
Czechoslovakia Drama / War

In a small town in Nazi-occupied Slovakia during World War II, decent but timid carpenter Tono is named "Aryan comptroller" of a button store owned by an old Jewish widow, Rozalie. Since the post comes with a salary and standing in the town's corrupt hierarchy, Tono wrestles with greed and guilt as he and Rozalie gradually befriend each other. When the authorities order all Jews in town to be rounded up, Tono faces a moral dilemma unlike any he's known before.

Creators

Zdeněk Liška, Ján Kadár, Elmar Klos

Cast

Štefan Servátka, Jozef Stražan, Ida Kamińska, Martin Hollý st., Gita Strížencová-Mišurová, František Bujdák, Andrej Šilan, Martin Hajný, Milan Drotár, Jozef Hatok, Oldřich Kratochvíl, Jozef Príhoda, Ján Mišura, Ján Pelech, Ida Kaminska, Elena Zvaríková-Pappová, Mikuláš Ladižinský, František Zvarík, Adam Matejka, Martin Gregor, Ivan Palúch, Hana Slivková, Zdeněk Skalický, Ladislav Fecko, Eugen Senaj, František Papp, Ladislav Farkaš, Elena Šoltésová, Július Piussi, Stanislav Kubiš, Václav Podhorský, Pavol Simko, Alojz Kramár, Tibor Vadaš, Anton Baláž, Luisa Grossová, Gita Misurová, Štefan Petrák, Stefan Servátka, Jozef Kroner, Juraj Herz, Martin Hollý