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Title Zert [videorecording] = The joke / Ustredni Pujcovna Filmu V Praze uvadi ; produkce, Milos Stejskal ; scenar napsali, Milan Kundera, Jaromil Jires, Zdenek Blaha ; rezie, Jaromil Jires.

Imprint Chicago : Facets Video, c2001.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe DVDs 1st Floor  791.4372 J675 2001    ---  Axe Inventory 2022
Description 1 videodisc (80 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Series Czech new wave
System Details DVD.
Language In Czech with yellow English subtitles.
Cast Josef Somr, Jaroslava Obermaierova, Jana Ditetova, Jaromir Hanzlik, Vera Kresadlova, Ludek 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 Zert 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 Jires filmography, and biographical sketches of Jires and Milan Kundera.
Subject Irony -- Drama.
Communism -- Drama.
Genre/Form Feature films -- Czechoslovakia.
Motion pictures, Czech.
Foreign films.
Film adaptations.
Added Author Jires, Jaromil, 1935-2001.
Stejskal, Milos.
Kundera, Milan.
Blaha, Zdenek, 1925-1978.
Somr, Josef.
Obermaierova, Jaroslava, 1946-
Ditetova, Jana, 1926-1991.
Hanzlik, Jaromir, 1948-
Kresadlova, Vera.
Munzar, Ludek.
Schorm, Evald, 1931-1988.
Curik, Jan, 1924-1996.
Pololanik, Zdenek, 1935-
Kundera, Milan. Zert
Ustredni pujcovna filmu (Prague, Czech Republic)
Facets Video (Firm)
Added Title Joke
ISBN 1565802918
Standard No. 736899008338

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