Remove ads

Information

A.k.a.
The Shop on Main Street
Year
1965
Runtime
128 min.
Directors
Ján Kadár, Elmar Klos
Genre
Drama
Rating *
8.1
Votes *
6,107
Checks
1,727
Favs
257
Dislikes
9
Favs/checks
14.9% (1:7)
Favs/dislikes
29:1
* View IMDb information

Top comments

  1. adrieorchids's avatar

    adrieorchids

    Wow..what a tragedy. I enjoyed this very much, but it is such a sad story. 12 years 9 months ago
  2. CrunchySumbitch's avatar

    CrunchySumbitch

    Koco, so it is Slovak. My mistake and apologies.

    I find it fascinating that the sense of morality imbued in Cold War era films from Eastern Bloc countries is so righteous with respect to Nazis, while the citizens of those nations were being subjected to immoral oppression by their governments. I suppose it was a matter of perspective.
    8 years 2 months ago
  3. MrE2Me's avatar

    MrE2Me

    "Mrs. Lautmann, let me explain. You're Jewish, aren't you? Well, I'm an Aryan. Jewish shops are finished. That's the law. There are only Aryan shops now. It's called 'Aryanization.' Understand?"

    "No, I don't."


    Sometimes it takes a person who is completely outside of (or, in this case, oblivious to) a situation to cast into stark relief its absurdity; like a child asking "Why?" about something the rest of us have long since learned to accept.

    The first half of this outstanding film eases you in like a warm bath, and even has some genuinely amusing moments. The second half makes it increasingly clear (if it wasn't already) that there can be no happy ending to this story. And that final sequence... so haunting yet beautiful.
    2 years 2 months ago
See all comments

Friends

Login to see which of your friends have seen this movie!

Activity

  1. modjeska checked this movie 2 days 16 hours ago
See more activity

In 14 official lists

  1. This movie ranks #2 in Golden Foundation of Czech and Slovak Cinema
    Golden Foundation of Czech and Slovak Cinema's icon

    Golden Foundation of Cze…

    2
  2. This movie ranks #18 in Academy Award - Best International Feature Film
    Academy Award - Best International Feature Film's icon

    Academy Award - Best Int…

    18
  3. This movie ranks #24 in IMDb's 1960s Top 50
    IMDb's 1960s Top 50's icon

    IMDb's 1960s Top 50

    24
  4. This movie ranks #33 in IMDb's War Top 50
    IMDb's War Top 50's icon

    IMDb's War Top 50

    33
  5. This movie ranks #43 in 101 War Movies You Must See Before You Die
    101 War Movies You Must See Before You Die's icon

    101 War Movies You Must …

    43
  6. This movie ranks #44 in iCheckMovies's 1960s Top 100
    iCheckMovies's 1960s Top 100's icon

    iCheckMovies's 1960s Top…

    44
  7. This movie ranks #54 in Academy Award - Best International Feature Film Nominees
    Academy Award - Best International Feature Film Nominees's icon

    Academy Award - Best Int…

    54
  8. This movie ranks #141 in iCheckMovies's Most Favorited
    iCheckMovies's Most Favorited's icon

    iCheckMovies's Most Favo…

    141
  9. This movie ranks #150 in The Criterion Collection
    The Criterion Collection's icon

    The Criterion Collection

    150
  10. This movie ranks #177 in Harvard's Suggested Film Viewing: Narrative Films
    Harvard's Suggested Film Viewing: Narrative Films's icon

    Harvard's Suggested Film…

    177
  11. This movie ranks #285 in UNESCO's Memory of the World
    UNESCO's Memory of the World's icon

    UNESCO's Memory of the W…

    285
  12. This movie ranks #431 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
    1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die's icon

    1001 Movies You Must See…

    431
  13. This movie ranks #510 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films: 1001-2500
    TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films: 1001-2500's icon

    TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest F…

    510
  14. This movie ranks #788 in The New York Times's Book of Movies
    The New York Times's Book of Movies's icon

    The New York Times's Boo…

    788
View all lists this movie is in