"Divided We Fall"
Directed by Jan Hrebejk
In German-occupied Czechoslovakia, a young couple
provides shelter to a Jewish neighbor, taking extreme and sometimes comical
measures to protect him and themselves. Petr Jarchovsky, with director Jan
Hrebejk, adapted his own novel for this Oscar-nominated feature that won the
Czech Film and Television Awards for Best Film, Director, Actor, Actress and
Screenplay. "Mr. Hrebejk and Mr. Jarchovsky, working in the rich Czech
tradition of absurdist humanism, construct a universe booby-trapped with
impossible choices and ethical puzzles" (A.O. Scott, New York Times).
In Czech with English subtitles.