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Title Žert = The joke / Ustřední Půjčovna Filmu V Praze uvádí ; produkce, Miloš Stejskal ; scénář napsali, Milan Kundera, Jaromil Jireš, Zdenek Blaha ; režie, Jaromil Jireš.

Publication Info. Chicago : Facets Video, [1968]


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 Bloomfield, Prosser Library - Adult Department  DVD FOREIGN JOKE    Check Shelf
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Description 1 videodisc (80 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in..
Series Czech new wave
Czech new wave.
System Details DVD.
Cast Josef Somr, Jaroslava Obermaierová, Jana Dítětová, Jaromir Hanzlík, Věra Křesadlová, Luděk Munzar, Evald Schorm.
Credits Cinematography by Jan Curik ; original music by Zdenek Pololanik.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 1968.
Adapted from the novel Žert by Milan Kundera.
Summary Set in Stalinist Czechoslovakia during the 1950s, this tragicomedy revolves around the consequences of a single joke: a young man, is expelled from university and the Communist party and sentenced to six years hard labor for an irreverent postcard he sends to a lady friend. This leaves him cynical, bitter, and out for revenge.
Note DVD options include full chapterization, a Jaromil Jireš filmography, and biographical sketches of Jireš and Milan Kundera.
Language In Czech with yellow English subtitles.
Note GMD: videorecording.
Subject Irony -- Drama.
Communism -- Drama.
Genre/Form Feature films -- Czechoslovakia.
Motion pictures, Czech.
Foreign films.
Film adaptations.
Added Author Jireš, Jaromil, 1935-2001.
Stejskal, Miloš.
Kundera, Milan.
Bláha, Zdeněk.
Somr, Josef.
Obermaierová, Jaroslava, 1946-
Dítětová, Jana, 1926-1991.
Hanzlík, Jaromír, 1948-
Křesadlová, Věra.
Munzar, Luděk.
Schorm, Evald, 1931-1988.
Čuřík, Jan, 1924-1996.
Pololáník, Zdeněk, 1935-
Kundera, Milan. Žert. English.
Ústřední půjčovna filmů (Prague, Czech Republic)
Facets Video (Firm)
Added Title Joke
ISBN 1565802918
Standard No. 736899008338
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