Joke

Overview

The dark comedy The Joke comes to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer. The Czech soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. English subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include a filmography of director Jaromil Jires, and biographies of both Jires and the man who wrote the novel from which the film was adapted, Milan Kundera. This is a solid release from Facets Video.
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Overview

The dark comedy The Joke comes to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer. The Czech soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. English subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include a filmography of director Jaromil Jires, and biographies of both Jires and the man who wrote the novel from which the film was adapted, Milan Kundera. This is a solid release from Facets Video.
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Special Features

Full Chapterization; Jaromil Jires filmography; Biographical sketches of Jires and Milan Kundera
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/26/2002
  • UPC: 736899008338
  • Original Release: 1969
  • Rating:

  • Source: Facets
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1)
  • Presentation: Black & White
  • Time: 1:20:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 96,076

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Josef Somr Ludvik
Jana Ditetova Helena
Ludek Munzar Pavel
Evald Schorm Kosta
Vera Kresadlova Brozova
Jaromir Hanzlik Lieutenant
Jaroslava Obermaierova
Technical Credits
Jaromil Jires Director, Screenwriter
Zdenek Blaha Screenwriter
Jan Curik Cinematographer
Jaromi Jares Screenwriter
Adam Kajzar Sound/Sound Designer
Milan Kundera Source Author
Stanislav Petrek Makeup
Zdenek Pololanik Score Composer
Milos Stejskal Producer
Jozef Valusiak Editor
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Scene Selections
2. Ludvik Jahn Returns to His Hometown [:47]
3. Ludvik Meets Helena Zemanek [3:28]
4. Setting the Plot in Motion for Revenge [4:21]
5. May Day Celebration in Prague, 1949 [2:02]
6. Margaret and Ludvik [1:17]
7. The Postcard [1:00]
8. Ludvik Is Called Before the Students Union [4:59]
9. Ludvik Recalls His Expulsion [8:30]
10. Ludvik Recalls His Service in a Penal Army Unit [18:47]
11. Ludvik Seduces Helena Zemanek [11:59]
12. The King's Procession [2:02]
13. Paul Zemanek Greets Ludvik [4:35]
14. Ludvik, Paul, and Vera Greet Helena [2:01]
15. Ludvik Brushes Off Helena [3:39]
16. Ludvik Plays in the Evening Concert [4:41]
17. The Fight [1:08]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Start Movie
   Special Features
      Biography of Jaromil Jires
      The Films of Jaromil Jires
      Biography of Milan Kundera
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