WriterKarel Kachyna, Jan Prochazka (screenplay), Jan Prochazka (story), Ladislav Winkelhofer (story) Initial releaseOctober 18, 1990 (Hungary) Initial DVD releaseOctober 3, 2005 (United Kingdom) CastJiřina Bohdalová (Anna), Radoslav Brzobohatý (Ludvik), Gustav Opocenský, Miroslav Holub, Lubor Tokoš, Bořivoj Navrátil (Cejnar) Similar moviesSet in Czechoslovakia, Movies about communism, Political movies
Svatopluk havelka music from the ear ucho 1970
Ucho (The Ear) is a Czech language film by Karel Kachyňa, completed in 1970. This film was banned by the nation's ruling Communist party (who were supported by the occupying Soviet forces). It wasn't released until late 1989, around the time of Czechoslovakia's first democratic elections in over 40 years.
The film is about a bitter married couple that consists of Ludvik, a senior official of Prague's ruling Communist regime, and his alcoholic wife Anna. They return home after attending a political party dinner and notice their home has been broken into. Several strange occurrences, including the disappearance of their spare house keys and dead phone lines, lead them to believe that they are under surveillance by their own government. As the night progresses, the flaws of their marriage and of each other are exposed.
Radoslav Brzobohatý as Ludvík
Jiřina Bohdalová as Anna
1990 Cannes Film Festival - Nominated for the Golden Palm for Karel Kachyňa.