UCHO | THE EAR (1970)
Directed by Karel Kachyňa
Considered one of the all-time masterpieces from the golden era, this riveting cautionary tale focuses on a government official who clearly does not have a clean conscience.
Ludvik (Radoslav Brzobohatý) has become cynical and bitter and his wife Anna (Jirina Bohdalová) drinks away her shattered dreams. They have developed a marriage of torment, where love is no longer possible. The movie kicks in when they arrive home one night and find their home has been broken into. They begin to suspect that they are under surveillance by their own government and as the evening continues their lives are gripped by paranoia.
With its ever relevant theme of surveillance, this movie perfectly captures how repressive governments can seep into personal lives and utterly destroy them.
In Czech with English subtitles, 94 minutes
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