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The Shop on Main Street

1965 Rated UR 2hr 5m

An inept Czech peasant is torn between greed and guilt when the corrupt, Nazi-backed bosses of his small town appoint him "Aryan controller" of an old Jewish widow's button shop in this drama that earned an Academy Award for Best Foreign Film. Filmed near the height of Soviet oppression in the former Czechoslovakia, humor and tragedy fuse in this scathing exploration of one cowardly man complicity in the horrors of a totalitarian regime.

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Movie Details

1967 Golden Globe Awards
  • Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama) nominee
1966 Academy Award®
  • Best Foreign Language Film
1967 Academy Award®
Unrated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Screen formats

Full Screen 1.33:1



Closed captioned


Language and sound

Czech: Dolby Digital Mono

Other features

Filmed in B&W; interactive menus; scene access; trailer.