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Slovakia during WW2. Tono lives a poor life, but the authorities offer him to take over the Jewish widow Lautman's little shop for sewing material. She is old and confused and thinks that he is only looking for employment and hires him. The odd couple begin to like each other. But some time later the authorities decide that the Jews must leave the city. What should he do with the old lady? Written by
This movie is deeply emotional and moving. Depicting a moral fight of Tono, an average citizen. Tono finds himself in an internal struggle between the moral right and evil. The last hour of the movie is full of pain, hatred, terror and psychological suffering of the Slovak citizen during the times of Jewish deportation. It's so real that it makes you live through the struggle Tono faces. Should he save the old Jewish lady or not? It's surely one of the best, if not the best, Slovak movies ever made. P.S. To all those thinking this is a Czech movie, it's not. It's more Slovak than you'd think. Of course at the time it was CzechoSlovak cinematography. But actors in this movie are Slovak and the language is Slovak. :)
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