The Shop on Main Street
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.
Rent DVDs for only $4.99 a month.
- This movie is
- 1967 Golden Globe Awards
- Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama) nominee
- 1966 Academy Award®
- Best Foreign Language Film
- 1967 Academy Award®
- Best Actress nominee: Ida Kaminska
URUnrated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Full Screen 1.33:1Subtitles
NoLanguage and sound
Czech: Dolby Digital MonoOther features
Filmed in B&W; interactive menus; scene access; trailer.
The Shop on Main StreetClose
Common Sense Note
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it