Obchod na Korze (The Shop On Main Street) (A Shop on the High Street)
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Obchod na Korze (The Shop On Main Street) (A Shop on the High Street)
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, realizes nothing, not even that a war is on. The shopkeeper's Jewish friends,… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"One of the more memorable films about the Holocaust."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Mesmerizing and heart-breaking..."
‑ Gabe Leibowitz, eCinemaCenter.com
"The noted Polish actress Ida Kaminska was deservedly nominated for an Oscar for this serio-comic fable, set in Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"suggests the sheer impossibility of ever knowing the Holocaust while simultaneously reassuring us that we can always know individual human beings"
‑ James Kendrick, Q Network Film Desk
"Tense and emotionally brutal."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com