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September 18, 2019

Episode 433: The Joke (1969)

Guest Co-Hosts: Kat Ellinger, Spencer Parsons

Czechtember 2019 continues with a look at Jaromil Jireš’s The Joke . Shot in 1968 and released in 1969, the film was adapted by Jires and , the author of the book of the same name. It tells the tale of Ludvik (Josef Somr) who was ousted from the Communist party after the youthful indiscretion of making a joke. He spends the rest of his life feeling the effects of this including hatching a plan for revenge on the university student who ousted him that takes 15 years to fulfill.

Spencer Parsons and Kat Ellinger join Mike to discuss the film and how it resonates in today's world.

Listen/Download Now:

Buy The Joke on DVD
Buy The Joke by Milan Kundera

"I Started a Joke" - Faith No More
"Laugh Laugh" - The Beau Brummels


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