Directed by Jiri Weiss
Set in a remote Slovak
village during the waning days of World War II, The Coward is a probing moral study
of heroism. A school teacher and his young wife find a wounded Russian parachutist in
their front yard just as the Germans occupy the village; the wife supports the anti-Nazi
partisans but her husband collaborates with the Germans. At the end of his humiliation,
her husband finds the courage to save his honor and the innocent victims of the Nazis.
Czech with English subtitles.