Ján Kadár and Elmar Klos

The Shop on Main Street

The Shop on Main Street

An inept Slovak peasant is torn between greed and guilt when the Nazi-backed bosses of his town appoint him “Aryan controller” of an old Jewish widow’s button shop. Humor and tragedy fuse in this scathing exploration of one cowardly man’s complicity in the horrors of a totalitarian regime. Made near the height of Soviet oppression in Czechoslovakia, The Shop on Main Street features intense editing and camera work which won it the Academy Award™ for Best Foreign Film in 1965.

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Special Features

  • New digital transfer
  • U.S. theatrical trailer
  • New and improved English subtitle translation
  • Optimal image quality: RSDL dual-layer edition

New cover by James Tung

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Special Features

  • New digital transfer
  • U.S. theatrical trailer
  • New and improved English subtitle translation
  • Optimal image quality: RSDL dual-layer edition

New cover by James Tung

The Shop on Main Street
Cast
Idá Kaminská
Rozalie Lautmann
Josef Kroner
Tono Brtko
František Zvarík
Marcus Kikotsky
Hana Slivková
Evelyna Brtková
Martin Gregor
Katz
Adam Matejka
Piti Báci
Mikuláš Ladižinsky
Maian Peter
Alojz Kramár
Balko Báci
Credits
Director
Ján Kadár
Screenplay
L. Grosman
Screenplay
Ján Kadár
Screenplay
Elmar Klos
Producer
Jordan Balurov
Producer
Jaromír Lukáš
Music
Zdeněk Liška
Cinematography
Vladimír Novotný
Editing
Diana Heringová
Editing
Jaromír Janáček
Costume design
Marie Rosenfelderová
Production design
Karel Skvor
Sound
Dobroslav Srámek
Director
Elmar Klos

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