The Ear (1990)


Directed by: Karel Kachyna

Stars: Jirina Bohdalová, Radoslav Brzobohatý, Gustav Opocenský

Language: Czech + Commentary Eng (2nd track) | Subtitles: English, Portuguese (embed)

(Projection Booth commentary with Mike White, Ben Buckingham and Martin Kessler)

Country: Czechoslovakia | Imdb Info | Ar: 4:3 | Brrip

Also known as: Ucho

Description: After coming home from a Party gathering one night, a Czech official becomes convinced that he is about to be the subject of a political purge and tries to do damage control, while also dealing with his turbulent marriage.


5.07GB | 95:15mins | 986×720 | mkv


====bluray extras====

The Uninvited Guest (1969) /Nezvaný host  | imdb

Starring: Pavel Landovský, Iva Sasková, Jirí Hálek
Description: A run-of-the-mill family is terrorized by strangers dressed in military garb who invade their private realm.


Brrip | 982MB | 22:56mins | 788×576 | mp4 | Czech | Subs: English


An introduction to the film by Peter Hames 2005

142MB | 13:02mins | 770×576 | mp4 | English

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3 Responses to The Ear (1990)

  1. Harlan says:

    Seems to be a “must watch”.

  2. Def says:

    This movie is definitely not from 1990. It was filmed in 1969, at the very end of a season of political liberalization (so called “Prague Spring” in 1968) which ended up by an invasion of armies of the Warszaw Pact under the command of Soviet Union. After the invasion, strict communist regime has been restored and the finished movie immediately ended up in the “vault” — never released until 1990 (after the fall of communism). After seeing the movie, it must be clear to anyone why this movie could not be released as it is straightforward criticism of the communist terror directed towards citizens as well as communist high officials – know as “party purges” which happened in 50s.
    The way how this movie depicts the slow desolation of mind and the induced fear of the power which is comprehensible (especially since the main protagonist is from the system top echelons) is a masterpiece. This is true horror.

  3. AC says:

    An amazing, amazing film about the worst couple ever living in the most repressive nation ever.

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