The story is about a couple returning home from a party and finding it bugged with listening devices. The wife refers to them as "The Ear" which gives rise to the movie title. The director shot the movie in Czechoslovakia after the Russian invasion in 1970 and it was banned for many years.
Liked the nice black and white cinematography as well as the pychological drama on the couple's relationship! Thought it was more direct and intense than "The Lives of Others"!
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