RT Video/DVD DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 70592083 LA Czech dialogue, English subtitles. T1 A pátý Jez̧dec je Strach The fifth rider is fear A1 Bělohradská, Hana,, Brynych, Zbynek., Koval, Ota., Krumbachová, Ester,, Macháček, Miroslav., Scheinpflugová, Olga,, Adamira, Jiří., Sternwald, Jiří,, Kalábová, Věra,, Kalina, Radovan., Filmové studio Barrandov., Československý filmexport., Facets Video (Firm), PB Facets Video PP Chicago, IL YR 2006 SN 156580547X 9781565805477 AB An aging Jewish doctor is forbidden to practice medicine in Prague during the Nazi occupation. He is employed in a warehouse as a clerk, cataloguing confiscated Jewish property. When a partisan is wounded, the doctor reluctantly agrees to treat him. The doctor hides him in his run-down apartment buiding as he sneaks through the black-market underworld of Prague in search of morphine to ease the man's pain, ever fearful of informant neighbors and vigilant authorities. Within a historical context, director Zbyněk Brynych creates a thinly-disguised allegory about contemporary communist Czechoslovakia that is rich in atmosphere and dark in tone. The expressionist cinematography and stellar performances make this lost masterwork an unforgettable viewing experience.