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The Ear (1970)
"Ucho" (original title)

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Husband (senior ministry official) and wife find their house is riddled with listening devices put there by his own ministry. A harrowing night follows (reminiscent of 'Who's Afraid Of ... See full summary »

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Jirina Bohdalová ...
Anna
Radoslav Brzobohatý ...
Ludvik
Gustav Opocenský
Miroslav Holub
Lubor Tokos
Borivoj Navrátil ...
Cejnar
Jirí Císler
Jaroslav Moucka
Karel Vasicek
Ladislav Krivácek
Frantisek Nemec
Jan Teplý
Josef Sulc
Bronislav Poloczek
Alois Mottl
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Husband (senior ministry official) and wife find their house is riddled with listening devices put there by his own ministry. A harrowing night follows (reminiscent of 'Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf'), and the resolution is _worse_ than being carted off to jail... Written by Stephen Simmonds <ssimmond@extro.ucc.su.oz.au>

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Although made in 1970, this didn't see major release until 1989. See more »

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this movie needs to be released!
21 March 2002 | by (austin, tx) – See all my reviews

i saw this at a university art screening years ago and this is one of those rare glimpses into what one can only wonder as being one of many practically lost gems as i have never seen it available on video or screened ever again, yet this is a truly classic film. i sadly don't remember much of the plot, but this film is about the very real fear that the main character's home is bugged by state police (the ear in question). the black and white cinematography is great, but this film is all about tension. it deserves to be seen.


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