Disturbing imagery complement this important neo-noir contribution from Czechoslovakia, where a sense of increasing paranoia intensifies the feeling of tension throughout. Ucho is a powerful masterpiece that was banned for almost two decades given its direct criticism to the Communist regime; the thematic material, political and marital, are still present in the rotten reality of today.
It is important to note that the film is miraculously accomplished from a technical point of view, with an extraordinary dynamism in the camera management, the lightning, the pacing and the editing, which put together form an authentic atmosphere of claustrophobic madness, resulting in a unique contribution on real-or-imagined conspiracies and significantly surpassing the psychological impact and punches of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966).
For the record, Jirina Bohdalová gives away a terrific performance!