... A Pátý Jezdec Je Strach (1964)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - War Drama  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - Czechoslovakia  |  
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When the Nazis occupied Czechoslovakia, the first thing to happen was the disaffection of all the Jews in professional positions. No longer able to practice medicine, a Jewish physician begins working in a warehouse, biding his time until the war is over. A fellow tenant appeals to the physician to help a political fugitive who has been shot. Forced into a moral conflict, the physician takes the unselfish road and treats the injured man. Unfortunately, not everyone appreciates the sacrifice he has made and the movie depicts the Catch-22 of doing what you have to do and still suffering for it.

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moral-conflict, fugitive, occupation [military], surgery, doctor, informer, self-sacrifice, suicide, boarding-house, altruism, war, forces [military], Judaism, Nazism