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Erotikon(1929)
Category:Foreign |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White |Format: DVD   Fullscreen
SKU: D10922
Co-written and directed by Gustav Machaty, this silent Czech classic examines issues of love, lust, and adultery in a frank and adult manner. As a travelling salesman has affairs with several women, he soon finds himself dealing with the consequences of his actions, as well as a suspicious husband and an old flame. Ita Rina, Olaf Fjord ... more
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Ecstasy(1933)
Category:Foreign |Director:Gustav Machaty |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White |Format: DVD   Fullscreen
SKU: D37123
This landmark and controversial Czech drama made teenage Hedy Lamarr a global sensation, thanks to her famous nude swim scene. Lamarr (billed as Hedy Kiesler, her birth name) plays a free-willed child bride who flees from a loveless marriage to an older man and then has an affair with a young engineer of a construction crew. But will ... more
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Category:Foreign |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White |Format: DVD   Fullscreen
SKU: D15751
The dictator of an unnamed European country's plan to invade a neighboring nation is put on hold when a mysterious disease strikes the despot's people. A lone scientist devises a cure, but demands the ruler abandon his dreams of conquest. Based on a play by Karel Capek, director/scripter/star Hugo Haas' Czech sci-fi tale also features ... more
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Krakatit(1949)
Category:Foreign |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White |Format: DVD   Fullscreen
SKU: D13324
Based on a story by sci-fi pioneer Karel Capek, this surreal Czech film stars Karel Hoger as a scientist who accidentally develops an explosive substance as powerful as an A-bomb and then, while slipping in and out of a hallucinatory state, gives the formula away and fears it will fall into the wrong hands. ... more
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Category:Foreign |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White |Format: DVD   DVD Fullscreen
SKU: D85345
A mere three years after the end of World War II, Czechoslovakian director Alfred Radok brought to the screen one of the earliest film treatments of the Holocaust. The story follows Dr. Hannah Kaufman (Blanka Waleska) and her family through the Nazi occupation of Prague, and their subsequent struggles to survive inside ... more
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Category:Foreign |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   DVD Fullscreen
SKU: D74509
The saga of bumbling WWI Czech serviceman Schweik (Rudolf Hrusinsky), whose good intentions have a habit of backfiring, continues in this second military comedy taken from Jaroslav Hasek's popular book. Svatopluk Benes, Jaroslav Marvan also star. 99 min. Standard; Soundtrack: Czech Dolby Digital stereo; ... more
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Category:Foreign |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White |Format: DVD   Fullscreen
SKU: D82348
Take off for interstellar fun with this eccentric Czech sci-fi film in which a humble custodian finds himself accidentally blasted into outer space, where he befriends a mysterious alien creature. Returning to Earth 500 years in the future, the new friends encounter unexpected complications arising out of the E.T.'s powers of invisibility ... more
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Category:Foreign |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White |Format: DVD   DVD Double Feat
SKU: D03615
Two-disc set includes "Distant Journey" and "The Fifth Horseman Is Fear."
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Category:Foreign |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White |Format: DVD 
SKU: D10810
From director Karel Zeman (who also co-wrote) comes this satirical Czech classic about a young peasant who is forced to fight in the Thirty Years' War. After he is captured by the enemy, he encounters a young woman who disguises herself as a peasant and an older soldier who uses a reversible cloak to change alliances. Together, all ... more
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Category:Foreign |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White |Format: DVD   Fullscreen
SKU: D87833
"Evil cannot stand against a clean-living man." So says the lemonade-peddling cowpoke in this off-the-wall (via the Iron Curtain) spoof of American western films, as hero Joe battles the varmints hanging out at the Trigger Whiskey Saloon and rescues the town's beautiful temperance crusader. Karel Fiala, Olga Schoberova star. 97 min. ... more
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Category:Foreign |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White |Format: DVD   DVD Fullscreen
SKU: D89096
Set in Prague during the Nazi occupation, this acclaimed drama from Czech director Zbynek Brynych is the story of Dr. Braun (Miroslav Machachek), forbidden to practice medicine and assigned to catalog confiscated Jewish property. When Braun encounters a wounded member of the resistance, his conscience demands ... more
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Category:Foreign |Director:Jan Kadar |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White |Format: DVD 
SKU: D24877
A moving, memorable Czech drama that won the Best Foreign Film Academy Award. Ida Kaminska stars as an elderly Jewish shopkeeper in Nazi-occupied Slovakia who is befriended by a Slovak man assigned to watch over her. Co-directed by Jan Kadar and Elmar Klos. 128 min. Standard; Soundtrack: Czech Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English; ... more
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Category:Foreign |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White / Color |Format: DVD   DVD Criterion
SKU: D07701
Mixing vivid realism with radical surrealism and humor, films such as the ones compiled in this collection representing the 1960s Czech New Wave often proved groundbreaking. First, Jan Nemec's banned satire on conformity and persecution, "A Report on the Party and Guests" (1966), follows a group of picnickers set upon by a pack of bullies, ... more
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Category:Foreign |Director:Jiri Menzel |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White |Format: DVD 
SKU: D24878
A masterpiece from Czechoslovakia that won the Best Foreign Film Oscar, Jiri Menzel's touching seriocomedy chronicles the coming of age of a young railroad worker during the Nazi occupation. His experiences with the opposite sex are hilarious and winning. Vaclav Neckar stars. 93 min. Standard; Soundtrack: Czech Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: ... more
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Category:Foreign |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White |Format: DVD   DVD Widescreen
SKU: D91606
A Czech government scientist invents a machine that removes the contents of people's dreams from inside their heads, guaranteeing a more peaceful night's rest. In a case of technology gone hilariously wrong, a cartoonist's comic book saga leaps (literally) from his head and into the real world, plunging buxom heroine Jessie (Olga Schoberova), ... more
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Category:Foreign |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White |Format: DVD 
SKU: D18059
Sweeping historical epic set in 13th-century Czechoslovakia, where predatory feudal lord Kozlik (Josef Kemr), who's run afoul of the king, seeks a defensive alliance with neighboring clan chieftain Lazar (Michal Kozuch). When the overture fails, the vengeful Kozlik engineers the kidnapping of Lazar's virginal daughter Marketa ... more
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Category:Foreign |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White |Format: DVD   DVD Fullscreen
SKU: D86884
Raw and shocking post-apocalyptic drama concerns a group of females who survived the worldwide holocaust, desperately searching for male counterparts who can impregnate them. The chilling sense of realism is enhanced by a cast of unknowns, including Jitka Horejsi, Ondrej Jarichek, and Vanda Kalinova. AKA: "Late August at the ... more
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Category:Foreign |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   Fullscreen
SKU: D85040
Stunning photography and hauntingly sensual imagery highlight this unusual Czech tale about a teenage girl's journey into womanhood. After receiving a pair of magic earrings, young Valerie embarks on a mystical adventure of sexual discovery that involves vampires, a disfigured bishop, and a bizarre travelling carnival. Jaroslava Schallerova, ... more
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Category:Foreign |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD 
SKU: D91219
Combining the whimsy of children's tales with the eerie sensibilities of Jan Svankmajer and the Brothers Quay, Czech filmmaker Jiri Barta forged his own uniquely haunting cinematic voice. This collection features seven animated films and one live-action short from the acclaimed artist, including "Riddles for a Candy" (1978), "Disc Jockey" ... more
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Kolya(1996)
Category:Foreign |Director:Jan Sverak |Rated:PG13 |Color:Color |Closed Captioned:Yes |Format: DVD   DVD Widescreen
SKU: D34756
Winner of the Best Foreign Film Academy Award, Czech director Jan Sverak's warm and witty seriocomedy follows a down-and-out cellist and confirmed bachelor who agrees to a marriage of convenience with a friend's beautiful Russian niece. When the new bride leaves to be with her German lover, however, she leaves ... more
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Lea(1996)
Category:Foreign |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   DVD Widescreen
SKU: D75438
Hypnotic and extraordinary Czech import explores the unlikely romance between a 21-year-old Slovak outsider and a German antiques dealer 30 years her senior. Brought together by their tragic pasts, they overcome their differences and find comfort in a confusing world while trying to make peace with the memories that haunt them. Lenka ... more
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Category:Foreign |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   DVD-R Fullscreen
SKU: D14989
A pair of young Czech lovers search the streets of old Prague for a mysterious object, which may or may not be the fabled Philosopher's Stone, in director/co-writer Jan Nemec's haunting allegorical fantasy, a mix of narrative drama, historical documentary, and archival footage. Jan Potmesil, Lucie Rejchrtova star. 80 min. Standard; ... more
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Category:Foreign |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   DVD Widescreen
SKU: D01312
When an attractive Czech girl is seen to possess the ideal qualities of the Nazis' "master race," she is dispatched to an isolated spa in Lebensborn to be properly educated. A secret romance with a local Jewish boy acts as the pivotal turning point in her life, when she begins to discover the heinous truth behind the Germans' largess. ... more
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Category:Foreign |Director:Jan Hrebejk |Rated:PG13 |Color:Color |Closed Captioned:Yes |Format: DVD   DVD Widescreen
SKU: D25002
Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign film, this stark but sometimes humorous effort is set in a Czechoslovakian town during World War II where the cowardly Josef keeps in good standing with the Nazis and the locals supporting them. But Josef is put on the spot when the Jewish man whose family once employed him seeks shelter. ... more
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Category:Foreign |Rated:PG13 |Color:Color |Format: DVD   Fullscreen
SKU: D51225
Offbeat Czech comedy features the final performance by Vlastimil Brodsky ("Jacob the Liar") as a cantankerous elderly man whose approach to facing death is to pull a series of childish pranks with his close pal. While Brodsky shows little care when some of his wackier acts get him into trouble, his wife takes the aging process seriously, ... more
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Category:Foreign |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White / Color |Format: DVD   DVD FS & WS
SKU: D77218
Czech New Wave filmmaker Jan Nemec presents this fascinating autobiographical tale inspired by Franz Kafka's "Letter to My Father." Through an imaginary dialogue with his late mother, Nemec analyzes how his difficult relationship with her, as well as crucial events from the 20th century, helped shape his personality. 68 min. Standard ... more
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Zelary(2003)
Category:Foreign |Director:Ondrej Trojan |Rated:R |Color:Color |Format: DVD   Widescreen
SKU: D73076
In Nazi-occupied Prague, medical student and resistance fighter Eliska is forced to flee to escape the Gestapo. Her unlikely savior is Joza, an older sawmill worker whose life she saved with a transfusion of her own blood. Taking Eliska to his remote village of Zelary and marrying her, Joza and his at-first reluctant wife slowly learn ... more
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Category:Foreign |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD 
SKU: D55821
To most passers-by, Mr. Seman (Oldrich Kaiser) is simply a funny old man who makes idle chatter with them as they pass by his window. They couldn't possibly see inside his head, but the viewer of this unusual film will--observing the diverting, amusing, and disturbing imagery manifested by the imagination of the reclusive man, whose ... more
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Category:Foreign |Rated:R |Color:Color |Format: DVD   DVD Widescreen
SKU: D66668
Off-kilter dark comedy from the Czech Republic examines the similarities and differences between two disparate--but equally bizarre--families. Milan and Frantisek are a working-class couple, unable to conceive or adopt, who become attentive, loving parents to an illegal immigrant Indian baby they purchased at a pawn shop. Meanwhile, ... more
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Category:Foreign |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Closed Captioned:Yes |Format: DVD   DVD Widescreen
SKU: D44088
Feeling trapped in her small, industrial hometown in Czechoslovakia, Monika (Tatiana Vilhelmova) hopes to receive a call from her boyfriend, who left for a more prosperous life in America. Meanwhile, two of her childhood friends struggle with their own fragile relationships, each feeling that their lives are more ... more
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Category:Foreign |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   DVD Widescreen
SKU: D03898
After devastating floods in Prague wipe out her family's possessions, Marcela (Anna Geislerova) struggles to raise her children and hold down a job while her husband (Roman Luknar) occupies himself stealing cars. His brushes with the law bring Marcela into contact with one of his victims (Josef ... more
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Category:Foreign |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   Widescreen
SKU: D05967
After seeing his assassin father sitting with a gay man in a cafe, a 13-year-old becomes terrified that he might develop homosexual feelings. Meanwhile, his dad is tasked with solving the kidnapping of a pregnant woman, and his religious mother must deal with sexual advances from a homeless lesbian. As their worlds collide, ... more
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Category:Foreign |Rated:R |Color:Color |Format: DVD   DVD Widescreen
SKU: D40714
In 1930s Prague, Jan Dite (Ivan Barnev) begins an ambitious career in food service, obtaining increasingly satisfying jobs until becoming a headwaiter at a ritzy hotel. His plan to achieve wealth by being close to the wealthy is then diverted by Hitler's invasion of Czechoslovakia, after which he blindly falls in ... more
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Category:Foreign |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Closed Captioned:Yes |Format: DVD   DVD Widescreen
SKU: D17331
A young science teacher (Pavel Liska) develops a close relationship with a troubled student's mother (Zuzana Bydzovska)--a connection that remains strictly platonic because the instructor is gay. When the teacher's ex-boyfriend (Marek Daniel) appears on the scene, he develops an interest in the pupil while realizing ... more
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Protektor(2009)
Category:Foreign |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   DVD Fullscreen
SKU: D84456
Set in 1938 Prague, this stirring drama from the Czech Republic concerns a radio reporter (Marek Daniel) who submits to the direction of the Nazis who have taken over his station in order to protect his wife, a woman of Jewish heritage. Will the considerable benefits he accrues from cooperating with the Third Reich eventually lead him ... more
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4some(2012)
Category:Foreign |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   DVD Widescreen
SKU: D09748
In this erotic comedy from the Czech Republic, two couples experiencing lulls in their marriages find themselves fatefully alone together on a Caribbean island. With each man secretly desiring the other's wife, their isolation in a beautiful and uninhabited natural paradise provides the perfect setting for some creative coupling! Jiri ... more
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Category:Foreign |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White |Format: DVD   DVD Widescreen
SKU: D58540
Moody, rotoscope-animated effort from the Czech Republic follows Alois Nebel (Miroslav Krobot), a middle-aged train dispatcher laboring at a Sudetenland station in the late '80s. Why has he become subject to recurring visions of the region's pre- and post-World War II upheavals, and can he find out before succumbing to insanity? Graphic ... more
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Category:Foreign |Color:Color |Format: DVD   Widescreen
SKU: D46581
The 1969 self-immolation of college student Jan Palach in protest of the Soviet-led invasion of Czechoslovakia serves as the jumping-off point for this fact-based miniseries, which follows attorney Dagmar Buresova (Tatiana Pauhofova) as she takes on the daunting task of representing Palach's family in a lawsuit against the government. ... more
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Category:Foreign |Director:Jan Svankmajer |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White / Color |Format: DVD 
SKU: D91218
Nine beguiling short films from Czech surrealist Jan Svankmajer are featured in this collection highlighting the darkly imaginative filmmaker's mastery of his delirious collisions of live action and stop-motion animation. The films included are "The Last Trick" (1964), "Johann Sebastian Bach" (1965), "Historia Naturae" (1967), "The ... more
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Category:Foreign |Director:Jan Svankmajer |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White / Color |Format: DVD   DVD Fullscreen
SKU: D74068
Effortlessly blending puppets, live-action footage and stop-motion animation, surrealist Czech filmmaker Jan Svankmajer's singular style is showcased in a two-disc compilation of 14 of his acclaimed short works. Included are "A Game with Stones" (1965), "Punch and Judy" (1966), "Picnic with Weissmann" (1968), "The Fall of the House ... more
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Alice(1988)
Category:Foreign |Director:Jan Svankmajer |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   DVD Fullscreen
SKU: D17234
This fascinating version of "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" from Czech master animator Jan Svankmajer mixes a live-action Alice with stop-motion animated characters to create a surreal, eerie, and wholly original interpretation of Lewis Carroll's work sure to delight viewers of all ages. Kristyna Kohoutova stars. 84 min. Standard; ... more
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Category:Foreign |Director:Jan Svankmajer |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   DVD Widescreen
SKU: D92852
Acclaimed Czech surrealist Jan Svankmajer ("Little Otik") pours a dollop of Edgar Allen Poe and a heaping helping of the Marquis de Sade into this idiosyncratic stew of stop-motion animation and live action. The grimly humorous goings-on begin when unstable protagonist Jean (Pavel Liska) places himself in the care of "the Marquis" (Jan ... more
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Category:Foreign |Director:Karel Zeman |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White |Format: DVD   Fullscreen
SKU: D44844
A truly unique adventure from Czech filmmaker Karel Zeman ("Baron Munchausen") which uses live action, animation, puppets, and engravings to tell a story based on "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea," "Mysterious Island," and other Verne tales. A scientist and his assistant working on an explosive new energy source are kidnapped by pirates ... more
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Category:Foreign |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   Fullscreen
SKU: D08060
At the 1889 World's Fair in Paris, five boys release a passenger balloon from its moorings and set off for adventure. Their plans (and aircraft) wind up crashing down on a remote desert island that's overrun with pirates and strange beasts. Loose adaptation of Jules Verne's "Two Years' Vacation" from Czech fantasist Karel Zeman stars ... more
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Category:Foreign |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   Fullscreen
SKU: D84190
Czech filmmaker Karel Zeman ("The Fabulous World of Jules Verne") helms this visually inventive adaptation of the Verne novel, the bracing tale of a comet that passes Earth so closely that it rips off a huge chunk of the globe and sends it sailing into space. Trapped on the runaway chunk of planet, French and Arab castaways fight each ... more
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Category:Foreign |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White |Format: DVD   DVD Fullscreen
SKU: D72070
This Czech coming-of-age comedy/drama, about a young man who gets a job guarding against shoplifters in a grocery store and enters into a clumsy first romance, was the debut feature from writer/director Milos Forman. Ladislav Jakim, Pavla Martinkova, Jan Vostrcil star. AKA: "Peter and Pavla." 85 min. Standard; Soundtrack: Czech; Subtitles: ... more
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Category:Foreign |Director:Milos Forman |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White |Format: DVD   DVD Criterion
SKU: D28326
A heartfelt Czech comedy-drama from director Milos Forman about a young woman who works in a shoe factory and dreams of bettering her life with the right man. She falls for a pianist from Prague, but the relationship takes a sour turn when they travel to meet his parents. Hana Brejchova stars. 85 min. Standard; Soundtrack: Czech ... more
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SKU: D57239
A heartfelt Czech comedy-drama from director Milos Forman about a young woman who works in a shoe factory and dreams of bettering her life with the right man. She falls for a pianist from Prague, but the relationship takes a sour turn when they travel to meet his parents. Hana Brejchova stars. 85 min. Standard; Soundtrack: Czech ... more
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Category:Foreign |Director:Milos Forman |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   DVD Criterion
SKU: D28327
Director Milos Forman's acclaimed satire follows the goings-on in a small Czech town whose fire brigade commander is about to step down. His retirement party turns into a slapstick disaster that also manages to poke fun at Marxist politics. Jan Stockl, Josef Kolb star. 73 min. Standard; Soundtrack: Czech Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: ... more
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