Svět patří nám (The World Belongs to Us). 1937. Czechoslovakia. Directed by Martin Frič. Screenplay by Jiří Voskovec, Jan Werich. With Voskovec, Werich, Vladimír Šmeral, Adina Mandlová. In Czech; English subtitles. 90 min.
As the storm clouds gathered over Czechoslovakia in the 1930s, the comedy team of Jiří Voskovec and Jan Werich turned increasingly to political humor. This, their final film together in their home country, is a dark and bizarre anti-authoritarian fable, set in an unnamed country where a con man is leading a populist revolt. During the occupation, the Nazis ordered all copies destroyed; miraculously, one incomplete print survived, which is the basis for this restoration by the NFA. 16mm.