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In the Shadow

In 1950s Prague, police detective Hakl is investigating a jewelry store heist, until East German State police specialist Zenke arrives and takes over. Zenke believes that members of the Jewish community are responsible and that an underground ring may be smuggling funds to Zionist terrorists in Israel. Unconvinced, Hakl continues his own investigation. But which version of the truth do the Communist authorities prefer to find? Ondříček (LONERSONE HAND CAN’T CLAP) spins a suspenseful noir tale of standing up to the mistrust and fear in Stalinist, postwar Czechoslovakia. This year’s Czech submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar.

Appears in: New Czech Cinema

Genres: Thriller, Drama