Cine club

Thursday 23 October 2014 at 20:00
CERN Council Chamber

The Shop on Main Street

Directed by Jan Kadar, Elmar Klos
Slovakia, 1965, 125 minutes

In 1942, in a small town in Czechoslovakia, the poor carpenter Tony Brtko is assigned "Aryanizator" of a small shop on the main street by his fascist brother-in-law. His greedy wife is seduced with the promise of fortune, but Tony finds that the store owned by the deaf and senile seventy eight year-old widow Rozalie Lautmann is bankrupted and the old lady is financially supported by the Jewish community that promises a salary to him to help her. Tony befriends Mrs Lautmann and helps her in the store and repairs her furniture, and lures his wife with his salary. When the Jews are expelled from the town by the fascists, Tony decides to help the old lady.

Original version Slovak; English subtitles


Thursday 30 October 2014 at 20:00
CERN Council Chamber

High Noon

Directed by Fred Zinnemann
USA, 1952, 85 minutes

On the day he gets married and hangs up his badge, lawman Will Kane is told that a man he sent to prison years before, Frank Miller, is returning on the noon train to exact his revenge. Having initially decided to leave with his new spouse, Will decides he must go back and face Miller. However, when he seeks the help of the townspeople he has protected for so long, they turn their backs on him. It seems Kane may have to face Miller alone, as well as the rest of Miller's gang, who are waiting for him at the station...

Original version English; French subtitles

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