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The Joke (1969)

Cast: Josef Somr, Jana Ditetova, Ludek Munzar, more...
Director: Jaromil Jires
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Studio: Facets
Genre: Drama, Foreign, Political Satire, Czech, Quest, Revenge
Running Time: 80 min.
Subtitles: English
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Synopsis
A man who has been drummed out of the Communist Party for telling a joke seeks revenge by seducing the wife of a prominent official. He is sent to be rehabilitated but believes the party has fallen victim to insiders who pay lip service to communal society virtues but are only out for themselves. What started out as a humorous interlude ends up with the man feeling demoralized and betrayed by the organization he had given his all to support. ~ Dan Pavlides, All Movie Guide

Special Features:

  • Jaromil Jires Filmography
  • Biographical Sketeches of Jires and Milan Kundera



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