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The Shop on Main Street ()

Obchod na korze (original title)
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A carpenter in the Nazi-occupied Slovak State is appointed Aryan controller of a Jewish widow's store.

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Ida Kaminska ...
Rozalia Lautmannová
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Antonin 'Tono' Brtko
Hana Slivková ...
Evelyna Brtková
Martin Hollý ...
Imro Kuchar
Adam Matejka ...
Piti Báci
Frantisek Zvarík ...
Markus Kolkocký
Mikulás Ladizinský ...
Marian Peter
Martin Gregor ...
Jozef Katz, barber
Alojz Kramar ...
Balko, the bandmaster
Gita Misurová ...
Andoricová
Frantisek Papp ...
Andoric
Helena Zvaríková ...
Ruzena Kolkocká
Tibor Vadas ...
Tobacconist
Eugen Senaj ...
Blau, the Jewish relief treasurer
Luise Grossová ...
Eliasová
Július Piussi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anton Balaz
Ladislav Farkas ...
Young man
Ladislav Fecko
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Jewish man
Stanislav Kubis
Václav Podhorský
Stefan Servátka ...
Man in a pub
Elena Soltésová ...
Woman in the crowd
Pavol Simko ...
Csendõr (uncredited)

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Ján Kadár
Elmar Klos

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Ladislav Grosman ... (screenplay)
 
Ladislav Grosman ... (story)
 
Ján Kadár ... ()
 
Elmar Klos ... ()

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Milos Broz ... producer (as M. Broz)
Jaromír Lukás ... producer

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Zdenek Liska

Cinematography by

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Vladimír Novotný

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Diana Heringova
Jaromír Janácek

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Karel Skvor

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Frantisek Straka

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Marie Rosenfelderova

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Jiri Budin ... makeup artist
Rudolf Hanner ... makeup supervisor
Anna Volsicková ... makeup artist (as A. Volsicková)

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Jordan Balurov ... assistant production manager
Ladislav Hanus ... production manager

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Juraj Herz ... first assistant director

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Dobroslav Srámek ... sound

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Milos Broz ... production team
Karel Feix ... production team

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Plot Summary

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 Mattias Thuresson

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Also Known As
  • The Shop on Main Street (Europe, English title)
  • The Shop on Main Street (United States)
  • The Shop on Main Street (World-wide, English title)
  • The Shop on Main Street (United Kingdom)
  • Le miroir aux alouettes (France)
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  • 128 min
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Trivia This movie was shot exclusively in the small Slovak city of Sabinov. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in A cseh új hullám (1990). See more »
Quotes Antonin Brtko: I'm your Aryan and you're my Jewess . . . understand?
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