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3 Oct 2005

The Ear on DVD

Although made in 1970, The Ear (Ucho) was immediately banned by the Czech authorities and remained unseen for twenty years, being finally released only after the Velvet Revolution took place in Czechoslovakia. This landmark film is an extraordinary mix of one of the most direct indictments of life under an oppressive totalitarian system and a not-so-private examination of a disintegrating. The film was released by Second Run DVD.

Czech Republic 1970  -  91 minutes
Certificate: 12
Black & White 1.33:1
Language: Czech
Subtitles: English
PAL R0 RRP: £12.99
Release Date: 3rd October 2005

Special features:
- Introduction to the film by writer and critic Peter Hames.
- Digitally re-mastered with restored image and sound.
- New and improved English subtitle translation.
- Booklet featuring Essay on the film by writer/critic Steven Jay Schneider and a biography of Karel Kachyna

Main cast and crew:
Anna - Jirina Bohdalova
Ludvik - Radoslav Brzobohaty
Gustav Opocensky
Miroslav Holub
Borivoj Navratil
Jiri Cisler
Jaroslav Moucka

Director - Karel Kachyna
Screenplay - Jan Prochazka & Karel Kachyna
Based on a story by Jan Prochazka
Director of Photography - Josef Illik
Editor - Miroslav Hajek
Music - Svatopluk Havelka - Filmovy Symfonicky Orchestr conducted by Frantisek Belfin

Karel Kachyna


More about the film

Available from Second Run DVD


Second Run DVD


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