Release Date: January 24th, 1966
DVD Release Date: September 18th, 2001
Not Yet Rated |2 hr 8 minPlot Summary
In a small town in Nazi-occupied Slovakia during World War II, decent but timid carpenter Tono (Jozef Kroner) is named "Aryan comptroller" of a button store owned by an old Jewish widow, Rozalie (Ida Kaminska). Since the post comes with a salary and standing in the town's corrupt hierarchy, Tono wrestles with greed and guilt as he and Rozalie gradually befriend each other. When the authorities order all Jews in town to be rounded up, Tono faces a moral dilemma unlike any he's known before.
Production Co: Filmové studio Barrandov
Distributors: Prominent Films, Criterion Collection