The Joke

The Joke
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Format:  DVD
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 20 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1968
  • Label: Facets
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Single Side - Dual Layer
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Text/Photo Galleries:
    • Filmographies: Jaromil Jires - Director
    • Biographies:
      1. Jaromil Jires - Director
      2. Milan Kundera - Screenwriter

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring &
Directed by
Screenwriting by , &
Director of Photography:

Entertainment Reviews:

Entertainment Weekly - 03/29/2002
"...These rich black-and-white scenes of age and regret testify to its beauty..."

Product Description:

The title of this Czech satire derives from a bawdy postcard that is sent. The postcard is traced to a flirtatious and womanizing professor. His prankish postcard lands him in prison, sentenced to six years of hard labor. This comedy lampoons the lifestyle for Czechoslovakian residents during the Stalinist years of the 1950s. Based on a novel by Milan Kundera (THE UNBEARABLE LIGHTNESS OF BEING), who also assisted on the screenplay, the film is notable for being one of the few Czech films shot during the 1968 Prague Spring.

Plot Keywords:

Based On A Novel | Satire | Theatrical Release

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