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Author: Jaromil JirešMiloš StejskalMilan KunderaZdeněk BláhaJosef SomrAll authors
Publisher: Chicago : Facets Video, ©2001.
Series: Czech new wave.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : CzechView all editions and formats
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Set in Stalinist Czechoslovakia during the 1950s, this tragicomedy revolves around the consequences of a single joke: a young man is expelled from university and the Communist party and sentenced to six years hard labor for an irreverent postcard he sends to a lady friend. This leaves him cynical, bitter, and out for revenge.
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Film adaptations
Foreign language films
Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Jaromil Jireš; Miloš Stejskal; Milan Kundera; Zdeněk Bláha; Josef Somr; Jaroslava Obermaierová; Jana Dítětová; Jaromír Hanzlík; Věra Křesadlová; Luděk Munzar; Evald Schorm; Jan Čuřík; Zdeněk Pololáník; Ústřední půjčovna filmů (Prague, Czech Republic); Facets Video (Firm)
ISBN: 1565802918 9781565802919
OCLC Number: 49521046
Language Note: In Czech with yellow English subtitles.
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 1968.
Adapted from the novel Žert by Milan Kundera.
DVD options include full chapterization, a Jaromil Jireš filmography, and biographical sketches of Jireš and Milan Kundera.
Credits: Cinematography by Jan Curik ; film editor, Josef Valušiak ; original music by Zdenek Pololanik.
Cast: Josef Somr, Jaroslava Obermaierová, Jana Dítětová, Jaromir Hanzlík, Věra Křesadlová, Luděk Munzar, Evald Schorm.
Description: 1 videodisc (80 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Series Title: Czech new wave.
Other Titles: Joke
Responsibility: Ustřední Půjčovna Filmu V Praze uvádí ; produkce, Miloš Stejskal ; scénář napsali, Milan Kundera, Jaromil Jireš, Zdenek Blaha ; režie, Jaromil Jireš.

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Set in Stalinist Czechoslovakia during the 1950s, this tragicomedy revolves around the consequences of a single joke: a young man is expelled from university and the Communist party and sentenced to six years hard labor for an irreverent postcard he sends to a lady friend. This leaves him cynical, bitter, and out for revenge.

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