The Shop On Main Street (Obchod na Korze)
The Shop On Main Street (Obchod na Korze) (1966)

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… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 24, 1966
DVD Release Date: September 18, 2001
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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

One of the more memorable films about the Holocaust.

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Gabe Leibowitz

Mesmerizing and heart-breaking...

Emanuel Levy

The noted Polish actress Ida Kaminska was deservedly nominated for an Oscar for this serio-comic fable, set in Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia.

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James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

suggests the sheer impossibility of ever knowing the Holocaust while simultaneously reassuring us that we can always know individual human beings

Michael Dequina

Tense and emotionally brutal.

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Flixster Audience Score: 94% Flixster User Reviews
Jim Hunter
A Czech man takes over a Jewish-run business at the behest of the town's Nazi occupiers. Filled with tense, ethical quandaries, this film is absolutely… More
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jay nixon
Brilliantly acted but so very, very sad.
Eric Broome
"The Shop on Main Street" defied my expectations in two significant ways: The direction and cinematography were much more elegant than I imagined, and… More
Pierluigi Puccini
The struggle to maintain a loyalty born out of an unusual friendship in the midst of war and racial persecution is explored with subtlety and great melancholy.
Byron Brubaker
The funny and tragic performances, the camera work, the story, the dream sequences; all great reasons to see this film. Another foreign picture that… More